Have fun and creating a culture

Practices and games should be fun – when the game stops being fun, players tend not to play as well and both coaches and players may get frustrated and eventually leave the game.

Focus should be on long-term player development, not winning games

Especially at the younger ages Coaches' ultimate focus should be on long-term player and child development and not short-term goals. Coaches will be educated use age appropriate games and activities during practices. Winning is still very important and winning as a by-product of playing soccer the right way is key to success.

At the younger ages encourage players to play various positions. This will help with their overall development as soccer players in a player centered approach for development.