What is the “Train to Compete Program”?
The Oak Ridges Soccer Club Train to Compete Program was created as the next stage of development for players aged 13-18. This program will be made up of players born 2002-2007 the majority of which have graduated from our Train to Play Program. The focus now shifts to a more competitive environment.
Players are introduced to the 11v11 game with more emphasis on team play than in the Development stream. Individual Technical development will continue. However tactical and a more functional approach to playing the game will be taught. Although there will not be a ‘win at all costs’ attitude, there will be a mindset to ‘try to win’ each game. This will mean that player performance will be taken into account during each game to determine time on the field. More ‘preparation’ for games will take place in training sessions. Players will also be challenged more in training to learn how to compete for possession of the ball. This will in turn help them understand how to defend as well as attack.
Similar to Train to Play, this program will also be under the guidance of the ORSC Technical Staff. Each team will be assigned a primary Head Coach. If there is more than one team in the age group, Coaches will work together on assessing players on a regular basis and sometimes training together. The ratio of Training to Games will be a minimum of 2:1. Train to Compete will operate year round INDOOR and OUTDOOR. Ultimately this program will continue the development and enjoyment of players while fostering the love for the game.
Players for this program are selected through try outs.
The goals of the ORSC Train-to-Compete program include:
- Developing the technical ability and competitive spirit of players while working together for a common goal
- Providing a fun, supportive environment where participants learn to welcome challenge rather than fear failure
- Facilitate the social, psychological and physical growth of the participants
What do we look for in prospective players?
There is no magic formula to what makes a successful soccer player. As coaches we teach the players how to play the game. There are a few key things we look for in players:
- General athletic ability and coordination
- Focus & effort during training and games
- An interest and desire to learn new skills
- Ability to function in a team environment and work well with others
Training & Participation
The program requires the following from parents and participants:
- Good behaviour – teamwork, hard work, discipline & respect
- Regular and punctual attendance
- Postive attitude
2019/20 Indoor Train to Compete Program
The base outdoor program for the Train to Compete age groups will consist of the following:
Player Fees: U13-U17 $1350; U18 $1000 League Fees: to be paid separately by team
- U13 (2007)- 40 Sessions 2 x week (40 Dome) Session= 90 mins ; +min 12 League Games* ;Club Hoodie plus Training Jersey; Oct-Apr
- U14 (2006)- 40 Sessions 2 x week (40 Dome) Session= 90 mins ; + min 12 League Games* ;Club Hoodie plus Training Jersey; Oct-Apr
- U15 (2005)- 40 Sessions 2 x week (40 Dome) Session= 90 mins ; + min 12 League Games* ;Club Hoodie plus Training Jersey; Oct-Apr
- U16 (2004)- 40 Sessions 2 x week (40 Dome) Session= 90 mins ; + min 12 League Games* ;Club Hoodie plus Training Jersey; Oct-Apr
- U17 (2003)- 40 Sessions 2 x week (40 Dome) Session= 90 mins ; + min 12 League Games* ;Club Hoodie plus Training Jersey; Oct-Apr
- U18 Girls (2002)- 40 Training Sessions 2 x week (20 Dome, 20 Gym) Session = 90 mins; Club Hoodie plus Training Jersey; Oct-April
- *Teams will decide whether they enter an indoor league
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