OUR TRAINING METHODOLOGY
AC TOROS MISSION STATEMENT
To provide a quality, structured soccer club with an elite staff and training environment predicated on a long term developmental philosophy and methodology for boys and girls to thrive in local, state, regional, and national competition.
AC TOROS Coaching staff will progress players in two phases from under seven until under 10 and from Under 11 to Under 19. The program will organize the season into competitive (fall and spring) season, and developmental period (winter). Our methodology will also assist families to understand the organizational plan for the club as the children progress within our program. With our younger ages, the major focus is to have skill training and development as the priority. From U11 and above as the technical skill foundation is layered with tactical understanding more emphasis will be placed on competition.
The Athletic Club Toros Coaching Staff believes that every training session should resemble the actual game as much as possible.
All training sessions from Under 7/8 to Under 10 will be in a pool format with the age group lead coach(es) leading the session and all coaches assisting the session in particular areas. Pool training allows all players in the age group to continually compete against each other and for the coaching staff to evaluate in a training by training, week by week and season by season environment. This will allow kids that may have been at the lower end of the pool chances to push up the ladder, while keeping those at the top end hungry to establish their position to challenges. At the younger ages, this will also allow training to continue if some players are absent for other activities. We will still provide a training session and environment that will be challenging for those who are there to get better!
In order to maintain continuity, all teams will have these similar traits. There is no demand on formation as each age group will have issues with strong players in different positions.
The characteristic of our Toros teams will be one of an attacking mentality and teamwork ethic within a group ideology. Our kids will be comfortable with the ball at their feet so that they can go at people 1 v 1 anywhere on the field. We will play to attack from every position.
Below U10, the rotation of the players in positions is key so that they are able to experience different aspects of the game at young ages.
As the children grow and develop, our demands will increase as they reach U11-U14 and then again will increase from U15 and above.