Kickers Soccer Club is a non-for-profit, competitive, travel soccer club located in Chicago's western suburbs. The club's purpose is to promote and develop an interest in soccer among young athletes by sponsoring, organizing and operating competitive and developmental soccer programs for children and young adults under the age of 23. Many youth clubs and coaches emphasize winning at an early age, without teaching the fundamental skills needed for a young athlete to excel as they continue to grow and develop. Soccer players may not peak until their late 20's, so our approach to youth soccer is to provide each individual with quality instructional and developmental training from an early age and to continue this through the athletes' high school years. The club aims to produce technically and tactically sound soccer players through a structured training program designed by the Director of Soccer. Kickers SC is proud to provide a comprehensive club training program for all youth soccer players, whatever their ability level. Soccer Curriculum – Possession based "...we need coaches who can develop environments in which players are encouraged to be creative and expressive without the fear of failure." – English Football Association "At a young age winning is not the most important thing... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence". & "Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure". - Arsene Wenger Overview The curriculum is developed to work on fundamentals first, leading into skill development/refinement and tactics at the later stages. The training sessions will be run with the short term and long term goals in place. The key phrase for the curriculum is RPM (receive, pass, move). This can be broken down into sections and worked on in the individual session. The RPM system allows all players to understand what is needed to succeed in the team game of soccer. The fluid movement and passing allows for true development of the player with ball skill/technique, movement and timing all involved. Teams are looking to build chances and create from possession.
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM