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MSC WAVE ACADEMY - INTRODUCTION AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION



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Effective with the 2009-10 season, Mentor Soccer Club formed a new Academy Soccer program, a merger of the former Travel and Premier programs into one program, with a primary goal of player development.

The goals of the MSC Wave Academy Soccer program are to:
- Provide the best opportunity for children to become better soccer players
- Provide multiple levels to accommodate a vast variety/number of players
- Improve training by utilizing our best trainers and increasing the frequency of training opportunities
- Provide services for all participants

We believe there are significant benefits to the MSC Wave Academy Soccer program, which align with MSC's mission of "providing an opportunity to learn and play soccer to the level of her/his desire and ability."

We hope you will strongly consider the Academy Soccer program, and we hope to provide an outstanding soccer experience for your child.

Any questions or comments should be e-mailed to [email protected] - leave a phone number if you prefer to speak directly.

Thank you for your support.


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MSC WAVE ACADEMY SOCCER - PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


TRAINING/COACHES

Training will be conducted by age group, utilizing our most qualified MSC coaches as head coaches (i.e., leaders for an age group). These are licensed, experienced coaches, many of whom are coaching at local high schools and colleges, that share MSC's goal of developing players. There will be an established curriculum to ensure age-appropriate teaching and a learning progression.

The objective of age group training is to affect more children positively through better training and create closer interaction within an age group, which is very instrumental in long-term success.  We expect, in most cases, that the head coach for the age group will be a non-parent coach.

Head Coach will be responsible for:
- Leading training and development of entire age group
- Lead team coaching effort for age group
- Coach games (when available)
- Player development issues and parent education/questions

Assistant Coach(s) will be responsible for:
- Assisting head coach during training and games
- Coach games if the head coach is not available
- Help with special sessions
- Support team effort to maximize child development

Team Manager will be responsible for:
- Communication to all members in the age group
- Handle administration and coordination for all teams in the age group

To enhance the development of the children, it is expected that Head Coaches will be rotated. There is a benefit to experiencing coaches with different styles and strengths and a new voice.

TRAINING SCHEDULE (Fall/Spring)
- 2 weekly age group training sessions

GAME SCHEDULE (Fall/Spring)
Teams will play their games in one of two leagues (OHTSL - Ohio Travel Soccer League or OYSAN State League).  Generally, teams will be placed where it is felt that players would best develop. OHTSL games are played during the week and on Sundays, while State League games are played on Saturdays. Travel League games are typically no more than one hour away. State games can be up to two - Three hours away.  

Note: All teams will play in OHSTL unless the parents and coaches agree to participate in the State League.

WINTER / INDOOR
Winter/Indoor participation is recommended, Not mandatory

MSC recognizes that there is a benefit from training during the winter. MSC also understands and encourages participation in other sports. Wave fees for U11 and up includes winter training, and this is done to ensure those who wish to continue training can do so even if some teammates don't or are participating in a different sport during the winter.   
 
TOURNAMENTS:
Tournaments are chosen/determined by the Vice President of Wave and discussed with each coach before registering. However, a coach can recommend additional tournaments paid for by parents but must be approved by the Wave Vice President before registering a team.  


PAYMENT PLAN
A payment plan is available


FEE REDUCTIONS
If qualifying for a free/reduced lunch program, discounts will apply - $85 discount for those on reduced lunches and $170 discount for those on free lunches.  Please contact [email protected] for details if this applies.


ACADEMY SOCCER BENEFITS
MSC feels that the Academy Soccer plan will provide several significant benefits to its participants compared to most other travel/premier programs:
- Better overall player development
- Improved quality of training/instruction
- Curriculum/focus to ensure age-appropriate teaching and learning progression
- Emphasis on learning vs. just winning
- Closer environment within an age group, which helps ensure long-term success
- Opportunity to play better competition
- Better player retention
- Better consistency in coaching
- Better coach succession plan
- Access to different coaches that provide different strengths, styles, and voices

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
Please e-mail us at [email protected] Or if you prefer to talk directly, leave a phone number.

 

 

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