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What is Competitive Soccer?

Competitive soccer is for focused, motivated players at any skill level, who want to advance their skills through the developmental benefits of a professional coach, a high volume of soccer through training and competing with and against other focused, motivated, and developed players. Players focus on developing technical, tactical, physical, and psychosocial skills that will help develop them into quality citizens and players. 

Competitive Try Outs

2022-2023 Fall Competitive Season




Checking-in:
Arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to your tryout. Each player will be checked in to ensure the proper paperwork (birth certificate, medical release form, etc.) has been submitted to the office staff. Player will be provided tryout numbers for the duration of the process and are required to keep their numbers for both sessions. Once a player has received his/her number, they will be directed to the appropriate field space. Please check in with office staff each day of tryouts. 

We highly encourage parents to stay away from the training space and watch from a distance. The tryout process can be stressful. We want to ensure the players are able to play without any additional stress. 

Equipment Needed:

  • Cleats
  • Water bottle 
  • Light color shirt (white, grey) 
  • Shin guards 
  • Mask are NOT required but are optional

UUSC Competitive Curriculum

Player Development

Training to Train U10-U14 Age Group

Training sessions: 60-90 minutes long.

Main Focus: Mastering the ball and learning principles of play. Players transition from a "Learning to train" phase into a "Training to Train" phase. 

Tactical Concepts: Principles of Attacking & Principles of Defending. These principles can be very complicated and at this stage of development the focus is creating a foundation based on these principles.

• Principles of Attacking: Penetration, providing support, movement off the ball, width & depth, and improvisation/creativity.
 Principles of Defending: Pressure & cover, delaying, balance/team shape, compactness, control & restraint (not diving in), and counter   attack. 

Session Structure
Stage 1: (Warm up) Games or activities that work on different variations of ball control and team problem solving. 

Stages 2 & 3: (Main activities) Games focus on individual and team problem solving. Players work on mastering activities learned from previous years and expanding on those activities with more complexity. 

Stage 4: Each session should end with small-sided games to goals. Each activity will be building into higher-level variations to improve technical abilities, combinational play, and problem solving. 

 Example of games: 1v1, 2v1, 2v2, 3v2, 4v3, 6v6
 Games can be played to end lines or with multiple goals (4 or 6 goal games)
 Possession games with and without neutral players
 Introducing principles of attacking & defending
 Switching the point of attack, playing out of the back, width & depth
 Pressure and cover, where to force the ball, not diving in.


Training to Compete: U14-16 Age Group


Training to Win: U16 & above Age Group

Southern Oregon Classic League

SOCL Information:

League Rules and Modifications during COVID-19
 
League Website: http://www.soclsoccer.com/

Southern Oregon Classic League: League Rules 

 

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