Elite Training Academy – AN OFFICIAL ISSA TRAINING PROVIDER

By | 2017-07-05T12:17:00+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Soccer Stories|

Elite Training Academy – AN OFFICIAL ISSA TRAINING PROVIDER The ISSA has approved ETA for excellence in Street Soccer Coaching and Player Development.  Together it is our mission to facilitate the development of creative soccer players and to help players become better people and better learners. Message from Eric Stauffer (Director) Innovation in a reluctant culture can be difficult and downright impossible at times.  As we look at the fundamental changes happening in the world of soccer especially here in the US, we are seeing a shift in that reluctance.  The VYSA jumped into Futsal in 2017.  Some of the US Developmental Academies are now implementing Futsal training.  Futsal is something that has been but a fringe culture here in the US.  However, everyone is seeing the value in small sided controlled play that this brings.  Most of the countries that produce the top players in the world play Futsal.  Small sided games with a heavy ball on an open court.  This emphasizes skill, control and speed of play. Many players in these countries also played Street Soccer.  Street Soccer showcases ball control and skill.  Players are confident, quick thinking and can rapidly adapt to their environment.  In short, they are creative.  They understand how the ball moves, how to move in tight spaces and how to get out of those spaces.  They play small games but see the movement of everything around them.  Street Soccer is chaotic.  Out of this chaos vision is born. The qualities of this type [...]

WESTSIDE UNITED FC – AN OFFICIAL ISSA TRAINING PROVIDER

By | 2017-07-05T12:24:30+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Soccer Stories|

The ISSA has approved Westside United FC for excellence in Street Soccer Coaching and Player Development.  Together it is our mission to facilitate the development of creative soccer players and to help players become better people and better learners. Message from Josh George (DOC) Westside United has partnered with International Street Soccer Association to help supplement our already prestigious training at WSU.  The goal of our street soccer ambition is to build creative, confident players that are willing to take chances on the field as well as become better problem solvers.  This is true in life as well.  Much of this starts at a young age but can be molded and toned the older players get as well.  We are going to begin doing some aspects of the curriculum this spring with the 3v3 inflatable fields and small sided games.  We will be in full affect for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 season which will be communicated at a later date.  Some ideas that we have on implementing into our normal curriculum include FREE Play Saturdays with the inflatable fields during the winter, conducting of creative skills training sessions, Festivals within the club and integrating them into club cookouts, full integration in our U8-U12 age groups as a weekly event, tournaments out of state with the inflatable fields with players from other clubs, club tournaments, coach and player education, plus much, much more. We will be having a camp hosted by the ISSA this summer that is called the Creative Skills [...]