Mission Statement

To develop soccer players within the Waldorf Soccer Club community, commensurate with their skill level and desire, in a safe, professional, positive and fun environment.

Vision

To be recognized around the State, Region, and Country as the leader in the development of soccer players and coaches.

Objectives

Develop a shared focus on establishing a community atmosphere, so that players, families, and coaches develop and grow together within the Club and beyond.

Developmental Philosophy

  • Develop well-rounded soccer players in an appropriate environment which teaches respect, humility, integrity, reward through effort, and fair play at all times;
  • Create an environment for all players to play with expression, creativity and a love of pure soccer, rather than impose restrictions and strict tactics on our players;
  • Focus on the longevity of a players’ development, as opposed to short-term results/success;
  • Encourage and emphasize the core soccer attributes of technique, ball mastery, and respect for the soccer ball above physical attributes
  • Provide a learning environment where ALL levels of players will enjoy their soccer experience and, for those who work hard, receive the chance to play high school, collegiate, national and professional soccer.

Style of Play

  • Implement a style of soccer which is based on technique and ball skill;
  • Encourage expression, creativity and improvisation, beginning our play from the defense, where defenders are encouraged to start our attacks with short passes and provide a ground work for the attack;
  • Encourage the possession-style of soccer as opposed to kick and run.
Goals
In Support of Our Objectives

U6 - U12 Age Groups

  • Emphasize the importance of individual skill and ball mastery;
  • Emphasize the importance of juggling;
  • Compete in recreational and travel tournaments (as appropriate), commensurate with team skill and Club requirements;
  • Introduce parents to the Olympic Development Program (U-11 and above);
  • Provide education to enhance parents’ soccer knowledge

U13 - U15 Age Groups

  • Continue the progress of the individual’s skill and ball mastery;
  • Implement tactical training aspects of the game;
  • Implement a possession style of play without losing the individuality;
  • Prepare the players for high school soccer;
  • Compete in recreational tournaments (as appropriate), commensurate with team skill and Club requirements; or,
  • Compete in high-level travel tournaments (as appropriate), commensurate with team skill and Club requirements;
  • Encourage all players to try-out for the Olympic Development Program.

U16 - U19 Age Groups

  • Continue the progress of the individual’s skill and ball mastery and the team’s tactical awareness;
  • Prepare the players for college, national and professional soccer;
  • Compete in recreational tournaments (as appropriate), commensurate with team skill and Club requirements; or,
  • Compete in high-level college showcase travel tournaments (as appropriate);
  • Introduce Waldorf SC players to college showcase camps.