The VYS Coaching Philosophy is centered on player development and can be characterized by 4 main components:
- Training and competition are age and ability based. At younger ages, the focus is on ball mastery. At older ages, decision making and problem solving as a team become important.
- Training is reality based. Does it look like soccer? Replicate problems players face in competition in a meaningful way during training.
- Learning is experiential. Do we encourage learning by doing? Create an environment where failure is allowed and utilized as a learning tool.
- Coaching is holistic. Are we incorporating all elements of the game in our teaching? Does our development path make sense?
VYS Coaching Style
- Prioritize the development of all players.
- Prioritize development over results.
- Create a fun and challenging environment.
- Be prepared and organized.
- Let players learn by doing.
- Let players learn from mistakes. (allow them!)
- Be specific and detail oriented in teaching moments. (demonstrate.)
- Emphasize decision making over outcomes.
- Be calm and composed so players can be calm and composed in execution.
- Provide regular constructive feedback, and be open and approachable.
- Share knowledge, and be eager to learn.