Training Info

Training Info

Player Development Philosophy

At UFA, our method to developing players begins at the grass roots level and continues through the highest levels of play within our programs.

Our motto – Skills for Soccer, Skills for Life – is the backbone of our philosophy. While we strive to develop each player’s soccer potential at the pace of the player, we attempt to help instill the moral values of life into the game of soccer. It is our challenge and responsibility to create an environment in which players can reach their full soccer experience that is necessary to be successful both on and off the soccer field.

The main goals of our player development philosophy are to: 

  • Create a soccer atmosphere that is both age and ability appropriate.
  • Develop individual players who are comfortable
    • receiving and releasing the ball,
    • attacking and defending in 1 v 1 situations
    • making creative decisions.
  • Build team players who collectively can understand the basic tactics and their relationship with their  team mates, from 3v3 to 11v11.
  • Improve the fitness level and the desire to compete.
  • Provide an environment where learning is fun and expected.
  • Convey to our players that more learning creates more fun!

By doing so, we accomplish several goals: We help them gain tools that they can use to further unlock the game. The more tools and the more of the game they can unlock, the more enjoyable the game becomes. The more enjoyable the game becomes, the more they engage in the learning process and the more competent they become, and so on.

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