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Player Development is the primary objective of FSCN.   As the age level increases, different components of player advancement are stressed.  The development breaks down into four categories.

 

Technical:  The individual ability to handle the ball, consists of dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, heading, and goal keeping.  A solid technical foundation increases the players’ ability to understand the other aspects of the game.

 

Tactical: Tactical awareness is player’s understanding of a system of play, also defined as team strategy.  A player must understand when to apply the appropriate technique based on the demands placed upon them by their opponents.  As a player progresses through age groups, tactical play becomes a major component of our coaching method.

 

Physical:  Soccer is a demanding physical sport, and each player will have to obtain a certain level of fitness.  Physical fitness determines the level at which a player can perform over an extended period of time.  When players become physically tired, they become mentally tired, and can no longer perform the technical and tactical skills required to function at a high level on the soccer field.

 

Psychological:  How a player reads to certain situation can either help or hinder the overall team effort.  Mental toughness, field awareness, game intelligence, and player confidence all contribute to the psychological aspect of the game.