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 The Next Kick in American Soccer

             US Youth Soccer

 Sam Snow, Assistant
 National Director of
 Coaching Education for US
 Youth Soccer and U.S.
 Soccer National Staff
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   Define types of Clubs
   Factors to consider when developing a
   Problems and solutions during formation
   Club samples
   Sister Clubs
   Facilities
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         Growth of Club soccer

   The continued development of Club soccer
    is necessary in order to meet the
    increasing demands of player
    development. The importance of Club
    soccer is magnified considering it provides
    players with their “daily soccer diet.” The
    cornerstone for player development lies
    within the Club system.
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                 Types of Clubs
   Open Club – Club providing parent administration and
    parent coaching with volunteer positions only
    (sometimes there are outside trainers brought in to
    assist different programs)
   Developmental Club – Volunteer board and
    administration with certified coaches who are volunteer
    or paid to offer greater player development opportunities
   Professional Youth Club – Providing coaching and
    administration with paid coaches and administrators to
    offer maximum opportunities to play at a high level

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    Enhancing and Creating the Clubs
             of Tomorrow
   Starting new Clubs
   Preserving and enhancing existing Clubs
   Our Club system will drive the game’s
    growth and development at all levels
   What purpose does your Club serve to its

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     Four Necessary Components
1.   Organization,
     planning and
                                  FACILITIES               STAFF

2.   Facilities                                Pl ayer s

3.   Staffing
4.   Programming

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              Goals and Problems
   The goals of a
    Recreational Club have
    been to provide fun and
    safe play for all players.
   Often while offering
    different types of
    programs in order to
    meet the requests of all
    its member parents.

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Goals and Problems
                  Offering opportunities
                   for players and
                   parents who wish to
                   have certified coaches
                   and player
                   development as a
                   focus has been the
                   goal of
                   Developmental Clubs.

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             Goals and Problems

   The goals of a Professional Youth Club have been to
    maximize the player development process by using
    professional educators and professional players to
    increase the opportunity to play at a high level.

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             Goals and Problems
   The goals of a Professional Soccer Club are to integrate
    the above characteristics and create our metropolitan
    soccer Clubs as is done throughout the world.
   Clubs that have youth through professional teams in
    order to develop, buy and sell players as a business
    (Bayern Munich, Ajax, Santos, etc.)

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           Goals and Problems

   Risk management
   Competition for recruitment of the best
   Quality coaching and quality officiating
   Not for profit and for profit status

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          Goals and Problems

   Competition within the local leagues
   Annual calendars and programming
   Providing the appropriate environment
    within the frame work of child growth and
   Employment benefits for paid coaches and

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          Goals and Problems

   Female coaches
   Growth and facility usage
   NCAA and sports agent youth player
   Selecting a mission statement to establish

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          Goals and Problems

   International rules adaptation
   Replace tournament revenues
   Parent education
   The value of membership
   Professional administrators with a degree
    in sports administration, sports
    management or sports marketing.

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           Goals and Problems
   The value of a ticket to see the first team
   Receiving services from over seeing
    organizations (US Soccer, US Youth
    Soccer, AYSO, YMCA, etc.)
   Dual registration issues and interstate,
    intrastate and foreign relationships
   The Super Club, Y-League, etc.

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          Goals and Problems

   Pay to play vs. play for pay
   Pressure for wins at the youth level
   Comparison to other sports
   Academic school soccer integrated with
    the pure youth soccer program

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Goals and Problems
                  Infant soccer
                  More is better – less
                   is more phenomenon
                  Special needs
                  Try-outs prior to 12
                   years of age

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            Influencing Factors
   Geography, population, per capita income
   Facilities and staffing
   Budget and programming
   History – tradition
   Other Clubs and competition
   Affiliations and relationships
   FIFA, USSF, USYSA, USASA or others
   Rules and regulations
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   The planning and administration of a Club
    cannot be detached from the players and
    the game.
   Planning needs to be comprehensive and
    includes a business plan as well as a
    technical plan for player development.

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   Facilities have an impact on programming and
    also provide a physical home and identity for the

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   Staffing is an integral and essential part of what
    the Club can offer to its players. Coaches
    directly interact, and have an impact upon, the
    one product in the game: players.
   The coaching staff are responsible for
    formulating and developing the technical plan
    for the Club. This is their blueprint for player

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   The extent of a Club’s programming amounts to
    what it’s able to offer after registering its players
    and teams. This includes both recreational and
    select players.
   Programming to affect development must
    amount to more than two training sessions and
    one competitive match per week.
   Programming has a direct relationship with the
    expertise of the technical staff and facilities.
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     Solutions and Opportunities
   Directors of Coaching
   Minimum certification
    of coaches
   Qualified board
   Business plan
   Organizational

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      Decision Making Formula

   Based   first and foremost on the player
   Based   second upon the team
   Based   third on the Club
   Based   fourth on logistics and the family

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               SISTER CLUB
   Develop a “sister club” system to
    exchange ideas, problems/solutions and
   Have a “sister club” in each of the four U.
    S. Soccer regions.
   Have a “sister club” in each of the FIFA
    confederations – CONCACAF, UEFA,

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 Graphics and content contributions
            were made by
Dave Simeone, U. S. Soccer National
  Staff Coach and Gary McKinley of
       the Genesis Soccer Club

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                The First Step
   Dr. Tom Fleck – “We must work to create an
    environment to develop the American player’s
    growth and development! In the past we have
    tried to train the Dutch way, the Brazilian way,
    etc. We can and will together create the finest
    players in the world if we understand the
    growth, development and specific characteristics
    of our youth. Distributing the body of
    information from the “Y” License is the first

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