“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden
This quote highlights the philosophy of RYSA Competitive Soccer. We focus on age appropriate player development and helping each soccer player become his or her best. If we are successful in accomplishing our primary focus, we believe that team success will follow.
Competitive: Prep Academy
The RYSA Travelling Prep Academy is an "in-house" development program, directed toward our U9 & U10 players. All the players in these age groups will meet at the same location for training and games. Genders will not be mixed for this program.
The program will take place three nights a week. Two nights each week will be training nights, that will include the isoccer skills challenge, and different variations of small-sided games. The third night will be game night, where the players will be split randomly into teams. Coaches will help with substitutions and facilitate the game, while the players will be calling their own fouls, etc. There will not be a referee.
The Travelling Prep Academy will focus on three main areas;
Developing Players - focusing on age-appropriate player development activities in accordance with the United States Soccer Federation's "Best Practice" recommendations and their new player development curriculum.
Building a Soccer Community - establishing a fun training environment that encourages players to express themselves with the ball, develop a love for the game, as well as supportive relationships with other players.
Optimizing Soccer Time - maximizing the time working with the ball and minimizing time spent doing non-developmental tasks (e.g., driving to the Cities)
The Travelling Prep Academy aims to help players reach their highest level of soccer competency and creativity. This program will allow players to reach this goal through age-appropriate, focused training and encouragement of creativity on the ball in a supportive environment.
The first day of the program will be Monday, September 5th, 2011, and will run Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. The sessions will run from 5:30 to 6:45pm each night.