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Developmental FAQ

The purpose of this page is to try to answer any general questions you may have regarding our Developmental soccer program. If you browse this page and do not see a question that you believe is relevant then please e-mail briredm8@aol.com and let us know.


What is Developmental Soccer?

For those players 2007-2010 players that want more training in a team atmosphere. There will "observations" to determine if your player is at skill level. There are high expectations on behavior and effort. OCSC developmental program will be a "year round" program broken in to two parts, Summer/Fall & Winter/Spring. We create an atmosphere for your child to learn the game from some of our best classic coaches.

What are the goals of the Developmental Soccer Program?

Our commitment is to achieve excellence in player development, teamwork, and sportsmanship by providing the highest quality programs for Club members in a fun, challenging, and safe environment.

Demand that the importance of academics and citizenship precede athletics.

Maintain the spirit of the individual player while contributing to the collective energy of team play.

Provide a soccer environment, which has joyous enthusiasm.

The club strives to create an environment for each player to develop their skills in a fun, positive, and educational setting.

Who runs the Developmental Program?

A Director of Coaching oversees the OCSC Developmental soccer program. The following support staff assists the Director of Coaching:

President

Registrar

Developmental Coordinator


How old do I have to be to play on a Developmental Soccer team?

Typically players begin at the 2010 age group (2011 can play up).

2017-2018
U8 - Born in 2008
U9 - Born in 2009
U10 - Born in 2010


How long does the season last?

The Developmental Soccer year incorporates the year from observations in May through to April of the following year.

After observations in May your team will select some summer tournaments (2008 & 2009 teams). Summer tournaments are selected based on the number of players available. The Fall League games will begin on Sunday after Labor Day and continue through October. All games are held on Sundays, at Cook Park/Tigard HS. For those teams that choose, they will participate in indoor or futsal after the fall season has ended. In January, teams will participate in Winter Skills Academy or indoro soccer and Spring League.

How many teams does the Club have?

When numbers allow we form two teams at each age group. The number of teams formed at any age group will be the decision of the Director of Coaching and the coaching staff.


If there are two teams in an age group, is one better than the other?

If we form two teams they will be split evenly to produce the best developmental environment that we can.

What if I moved here after observations, or missed observations, and want to play on one of your teams?

Contact OCSC (briredm8@aol.com) and we will figure out where we think is the best place for the player to start.

How will I find out if I made a team?

You will be contacted by OCSC via telephone or email with regards to your team placement. We will do this as soon as we can after the observations have been completed. We also try to post observation numbers online as soon as possible.

How much playing time will I get in a game?

At the developmental age we encourage all players to get equal playing time. However, this will depend on a number of factors. No set time is given due to the fact that exact playing time will depend on the age group (actual length of the game) and the number of players on your team. We do hope however that you will receive a satisfactory amount of playing time. If you do not receive a satisfactory amount of playing time then you are encouraged to talk to your team coach about this. If you do not feel that the situation is resolved to your satisfaction then you may contact the Director of Coaching.

What kinds of reasons might cause me to lose playing time?

Playing time is based on ability level, attendance at practice, and work rate at practice.


How many tournaments will I play in?

The number and the level of tournaments you play in will depend on the age and individual level of your team. We will do our best to inform families on each team of the plan for the season for an individual team at the beginning of the season.

What are the typical costs for developmental soccer and what do they cover?

The costs associated with playing Developmental Soccer are determined by the level of commitment by each player. Registration costs cover: player cards, insurance, field usage & maintenance, administrative costs & League registration dues.

All OYSA/League fees - These include team, player, coach, and team manager registrations, player cards, & insurance.

Equipment - Teams are provided with all necessary team training equipment, including game and practice balls, cones, pennies, etc.

Facility Fees - OCSC rents soccer fields throughout the Oregon City area, we are also responsible for some of the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of these fields. This cost is included in the registration fee, along with any lighting costs for turf fields, port a potties needed and lining of fields.

20010(2011) Teams: Fees: $250.00

2008-2009 Teams: Fees: $300.00

2008-2010 Teams: Fees: $200.00

Uniform Fees : $50-$225 (approx), developmental players will wear the OCSC youth soccer uniform, additional uniform pieces are option such as warm-ups and back packs.

Tournaments: $50 per player per tournament (approx), this will depend on the number of participants and the cost of the actual tournament. Each tournament cost is different.

Teams are encouraged to play at least 3 tournaments in the summer.

Other items to budget for:

Travel: Tournaments or Games may require overnight travel. This should be planned and

budgeted for based on your plan for family attendance.

Equipment: OCSC will provide all of the coaching equipment but it is your responsibility to make sure your child has shin guards, soccer cleats.


How often are practices held?

Typically your team will practice twice per week. This will ultimately depend on your team coach, the period of the season, and field availability. Training sessions will last between 60 and 75 minutes.

Should I work on my skills outside of training/games?

Yes. While our teams train twice per week if you really want to enjoy the game you should plan on spending more time developing your skills outside of training and games. The more you can do with a ball the more you will enjoy the game and the more you can do with a ball the likelihood is your coach will play you more.


What if we have conflicts with other sports?

Players will not be punished for playing different sports but preference from a playing time standpoint is typically given to those who have a good attendance and work rate at practice. Furthermore, the development of a soccer player is a long-term process so players should try to attend as many practices as possible.

Who leads our team?

The head coach for your team will lead your team. Typically, he/she will have an assistant coach. There will also be a team manager who will help communication between the coach and the team. The head coach will also communicate with the Director of Coaching to help them with dealing with the team.


What does a team manager do?

Lots of things. The team manager acts as the facilitator of information between the coach and the parents. Some team managers will do more.

How do I handle a problem or concern?

Speak to either your team manager or the coach for your team. If you cannot get your problem resolved then contact the DOC briredm8@aol.com.

How are coaches selected?

The final coaching assignments are made by the OCSC DOC, Club President and Classic Coordinator. Coaches are selected based on their ability to teach the game of soccer and their ability to work in a positive way with young soccer players.

Will the coach give me an evaluation of my child's play?

Yes, you can speak to your coach about your child through the course of the season.

I'm not a coach but what should I expect from the team's coach?

Each coach is expected to provide a positive atmosphere for the players on the team. Please try not to evaluate your overall experience on playing time. Players develop through quality training, which they will participate in over the course of the season. If you have questions then feel free to communicate with your team coach. While the coach and the club have a role to play in the development of the player it is important to recognize that development will only occur with a commitment to improve by the player also.

 
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