Springfield Soccer Club (SSC) provides an appropriate soccer environment for kids to make optimal developmental gains as soccer players. We strive to provide a fun, safe, teaching environment for all our kids to participate in.
We strive to develop players with mastery of fundamental soccer skills who have a solid foundation of basic soccer decision-making. Accomplishing this goal creates players with the foundation necessary to compete at the next level of play.
- Focused on being the starting point for players to begin their soccer careers.
- Individual development prioritized
- Player’s development over team development.
- Players have pathways to progression.
- Keeping cost in check is a priority.
- Team records are not kept.
- W.I.N. Training model used
- “What’s Important Now”
- Focus on building skill based soccer players. Not winning based teams.
- The only results we are focused on is individual progression.
Soccer & the Pathways of progression
Little Legends (U5-6) – Designed to be the starting base for players to begin their careers. Little Legends is designed to give kids the opportunity to experience the game of soccer. We want kids to begin to learn basic soccer skills, play random gams that create fun environments for them and finish every training session off with mini games. Little Legends is a 5-6 week program with sessions once a week. As kids progress, some may be asked to participate in some games with organized teams throughout the season. We want to create a environment that isn’t negative or focused on forming team based soccer models. We don’t participate in any kind of league style models at this age. We want to mix kids up and just play soccer. Make them problem solve. Learn a new skill or two each week and apply them in the games at the end of the training session. Parent participation is encouraged, but not a requirement. Little Legends is a place where both players and parents can learn some of the basic foundation of what their player will build their soccer playing careers from.
In-house Spring Training Model (U7-8 Players) – Designed to be a development program that provides kids with the opportunity to get lots of touches on with the soccer ball and opportunities to score goals in games. The games are designed to be 2v2 in house games played on Saturday mornings against other players from the club. We realize that 4v4 soccer was causing some players anxiety and could be very confusing to understand especially for first year players. We wanted to design a program that helped with player development, gave kids a fun time, and allowed them to score lots of goals. Our focus is to keep kids interested in soccer and having fun. 2v2 and 3v3 games allow that type of play to happen far better then 4v4 does. We are excited about this program and look forward to what the spring will bring for it.
In house 2v2 Soccer Training and Games:
- One training session per week will be provided at this level
- In house play with their friends.
- Players will play 2v2 or 3v3 games on Saturday mornings at the club for six weeks.
- Teams are formed randomly
- Focus is on participation and enjoyment
- Designed to help kids build skills
- Players that show promise will be asked to participate in 4v4 games at certain points during the season
- 7v7 soccer, consisting of 6 field players and a goalkeeper. Games are typically about one hour in length.
- Players will split play in the Alliance & the Sarpy County Recreational Leagues
- League play in the spring typically begins late March and finishes up Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting). Fall play late August with a finish date of October 31st.
- At U9/10 Individual training is the focus more then team development. (skill development)
- Training sessions are held two nights a week typically. Popular nights for training sessions are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
- Games are designed to be a teaching environment for the players, coaches and parents.
- Play dates are scheduled among other Alliance Club Members throughout the season. 6-7 games are played each season. Some doubleheader weekends are possible.
- Typically, games are played on Saturdays or Sundays. Occasionally, a weeknight might be needed especially, if there are multiple weather related cancelations or postponements.
- Records are not kept.
- Teams are encouraged to play in tournaments and festivals throughout each season to gain valuable competitive fundamentals and to help measure individual progression.
- Tournaments and camps are extra cost, but highly encouraged.
- Uniform Sets are required: Grey Shirt, Red Shirt, Grey Shorts, and Grey Socks are required. (These items can be ordered at the time of registration).
- Players and families should understand that this program is to be part of a team structure. Therefore, commitment and attendance should reflect what it means to be a team member
U13 and up
- Designed to prepare players for High school level of play with a focus that is more about the tactical part of the game.
- 2 training sessions a week, individual sessions once a week. A goal of 3,000-5000 touches on the soccer ball each week per player is required. Training sessions and individual at home sessions will be needed to accomplish this.
- Teams will be coached by Licensed Coaches.
- Player development will be more focused on the tactical game development and less on individual development during training sessions.
- Teams will play in either a competitive league or tournaments in the spring and fall seasons.
- Players are encouraged to train on their own and seek additional individual development programs. Individual camps, private coaching sessions, training sessions through soccer apps are all examples. This program is to help them progress to the next level of play.
- Winter Soccer player is offered and encouraged at this level. Futsal or indoor soccer will be available between fall and spring seasons.
- Players will be required to attend training sessions and be active in those sessions. Typical training sessions will last an hour and half, two to three times a week.
- A specific uniform set is required at this age level. (Red Jersey, Grey Jersey, Black Shorts, Black Socks). Uniforms are not part of normal registration process.
- Players and families should understand that this program is to be part of a team structure. Therefore, commitment and attendance should reflect what it means to be a team member.
OK, where excited about soccer, so what will we need to do next?
- Choose the pathway that fits your player best. Currently, SSC offers opportunities for ages 5-12. Click the registration button to learn more about cost and requirements.
What will our players need?
All Players will need to have
- Soccer Ball – Size 3 (Ages 5-8), Size 4, (Ages 9-12) or Size 5 (Ages 13 and up)
- Water Bottle.
- Shin Guards.
- Soccer Cleats or Tennis Shoes.
- Appropriate Soccer Uniform for their division. (More information can be found during registration)
Practices may begin the week of March 9, 2020 (Weather Permitting)
Alliance League Games begin on March 28, 2020, and are played at the following sites:
- Springfield Soccer Complex
- LaVista Sports Complex
- Lincoln Speedway Village
- Densmore Park, Lincoln, NE
- South Omaha
League Game Times
- Game times on Saturdays will begin at 9:00am and go through 4:30pm
- Game Times on Sundays will begin at 12:00pm and go through 5:30pm
- Weeknight games will begin at 5:30pm and go through 6:45 in the Spring and 6:00 in the fall
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