When Strategy Gets in the Way of Player Development
"kick it out!!" Play it safe and don’t give up a goal. This message suggests that we must play to win versus playing to develop into skillful players.Through this mode of thinking, coaches miss an opportunity to embrace growth and learning because winning plays a greater role in defining success much more than development ever will.Instead of commanding to kick it out of bounds, could the coaches have instructed their players to try to turn the ball to the outside (away from the goal and pressure) and try to pass a ball to a teammate or dribble quickly out of pressure? Or could the coaches have remained silent and just let the player make a decision: good or bad? We need youth soccer players who can develop into decision makers. As coaches we must embrace learning through trial and error. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
VSSC Food Drive
VSSC would like to thank all the parents that donated food and canned goods to this year’s food drive. All donations were delivered earlier this week by Marisha Lewis and Deborah Polkosnik to the House of Hope.
Thank you for your contributions to the community and making a difference in people’s lives.
VSSC Suggestion Box
This suggestion box is for VSSC parents to give their feedback on any experience they are having with the Club or if they have ideas, suggestions, or programs they would like to see the Club implement.