Development before Results

At BYSC Soccer Club we are committed to producing players who can demonstrate advanced technical skills, those who place value on ball retention, and can perform at an aesthetically pleasing level, that is to play the game attractively, and who can navigate the game in multiple systems of play leading to a greater appreciation of the overall game.

In order for our club to best facilitate this commitment to our membership, we have created a systematic approach for teaching specific topical themes within the appropriate phases of the player’s psychological and physical timeline.

We have established development phases that are specific to the player and team’s age matrix. This allows us to develop players and teams at their appropriate rate and to only focus on the needed elements within this phase, very much how a student might learn math in school.

Our emphasis at all phases of player development is to stress individual player improvement and growth and to protect the tendency for players, parents and coaches to solely focus on the results.

Changes on the Horizon

BYSC Soccer Club has always maintained a development model well before it was mandated by U.S. Soccer. However with the standards to field sizes and players per field play at the various ages, this has challenged our Directors to implement more phases in the development process. This has enabled us to better implement a more progressive and systematic coaching curriculum. Our technical staff will adhere to specific, age specific training models over the course of the club year.

The following club structure outlines how players progress through BYSC development timeline. Defined aspects of our curriculum are introduced at the most appropriate phases of physical, coordinative and social development with players grouped in their specific training phases as shown below: