Soccer Sense Player Development Program

Overview

Overview

About Soccer Sense

The best athletes in any sport make it look easy. They are often described as gifted, extraordinary – poetry in motion. These elite athletes usually have natural talent and they always work the hardest at perfecting their skills. But regardless of their sport the most successful athletes reach the pinnacle of their performances with the help of an extraordinary coach and a philosophy that lights the twin fires of desire and confidence.

Whether you are a “show me” person or you simply believe that you can best judge people and programs by their accomplishments, Coach Williams and Soccer Sense are a combination that has succeeded in the soccer arena. Together they have been the secret ingredient in the success on the most prestigious stages, taking beginning and advanced players to the next levels.

Join a Soccer Sense development program. You will feel the fire, the passion and the compassion! If you are looking for the right coach and program to take you or your child to the next level, you may have found your answer here. We invite you to experience firsthand the philosophy that can develop players to their maximum potential – a series of personal bests that can take any player as far as talent, desire, technique and confidence merits.

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MISSION STATEMENT

D-E-V-E-L-O-P

The mission of Soccer Sense is to foster a fun-filled, inspiring and safe environment where players build on their Desire to achieve personal and physical development and strive for Excellence. Soccer Sense enforces athletics as an extension of life by enriching players with life-long Values including confidence, Enthusiasm, teamwork, discipline, commitment, and Leadership. Through competitive soccer Opportunities, players learn the appreciation of hard work and persevere towards Perfection.

 

PHILOSOPHY

Perfection is not a word; it is a philosophy. It is more than today’s performance and today’s score. True success is determined by the quality of play and long-term improvement, not by short-term results. Perfecting the simple aspects of the game is what makes an average player rise to the top.

We focus on player development through a consistent, articulated, patient plan that serves players of all abilities. We inspire ambition, cultivate passion and discover potential. We create an environment where it’s safe to try, to learn, to lose, to risk, to be creative and to dream. We encourage our players to keep a positive mental attitude – always.

There is no substitute for hard work, dedication, drive and the desire to succeed. We challenge and encourage our players to develop their ability to work hard and still have fun.

Let Soccer Sense show you its fast-paced, fun-filled path towards perfection!

Credentials

Few coaches have the technical expertise to coach other coaches, and fewer still earn the opportunity to coach some of the best players in the world including 20 World Cup players. These accomplished credentials are a result of Coach Williams’ unique approach and personal involvement with his players and teams.

Professional Licenses

  • USSF “A” Coaching License
  • Brazilian Coaching License
  • Scottish Coaching License
  • USSF National “Y” Coaching License
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • NSCAA National Youth Diploma
  • English Football Association Teaching Certificate
  • USYSA TOP Soccer State Coaching Certificate
  • USSF Special Olympics Coaching License

Professional Teams

  • MLS, NY/NJ MetroStars**
  • MLS, NY/NJ MetroStars a Reserve Team*
  • MLS, NY/NJ MetroStars Academy – Director of Player Development
  • MLS, New England Revolution**
  • MLS. Tampa Bay Mutiny**
  • APSL, Ft. Lauderdale Strikers**

*Head Coach

**Assistant Head Coach

 

MESSAGE FROM THE COACH

Soccer is more than my profession, it is my passion. In over 30 years I have coached thousands of boys and girls that have become college stars and professionals, including 20 World Cup players. While it is true that not everybody can be a star, it is equally true that everyone should strive for greatness, to maximize their potential on and off the field. If you have that burning desire to excel Soccer Sense is for you. Soccer Sense will provide you the opportunity to become a better soccer player, guaranteed. Through our proven process you will learn invaluable life lessons – self-discipline, self-confidence, hard work to achieve goals. Respect, team work and commitment.

I handpicked our coaching staff and taught them the Soccer Sense way. Join us and you will be part of something special – always.

Coach Williams, Founder and Technical Director

 

Programs

Do You Have Dream?

Being a soccer player, everybody wants to watch? Starting and starring on your High School Varsity team? Playing high-level club soccer with distinction? Getting an athletic scholarship to attend college? Being named to the United States National team? Earning a living playing the game you love so much?

If you answered yes, to one or more of these questions, Soccer Sense has a program for you.

 

Year-Round Programs

Lionel Messi is quoted as saying “I start early, and I stay late, day after day after day, year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.”

A champion lies within each individual. Becoming a champion requires many things: attitude, effort, passion, ability and a process. A year-round approach is the international model and is the only way to develop the individual player to attain the number of touches required to achieve success. Soccer Sense provides a proven process to develop you to the maximum of your potential in addition to year-round programs focused on individual player development.

 

36 WEEKS

If you are a serious, dedicated player who has immense passion for the game and strong ambitions to excel, this is the ideal program for you. Over a 36-week period, we focus on long-term development, not short-term results. Our program is goal-oriented in its design, inspiring players to exceed their own expectations. Geared towards technical excellence and tactical intelligence, you will gain the confidence and skills needed to execute split-second decisions during game play. Since soccer is a team sport, sessions are held in a small group setting allowing for a balance between individual growth and team building. In this environment, players are encouraged to take risks and be creative in applying their newly mastered skills to realistic game situations. We challenge our players to take their competition to the next level and enhance their competence in the technical, tactical, psychological and physical aspects of the game. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop to your fullest potential while pursuing your soccer dreams and aspirations.

 

12 WEEKS

This is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of what Soccer Sense is all about. This 12-week program is structured to accentuate each player’s passion for the game and promote dedication. Any great athlete can attest to the fact that this passion is the most fundamental ingredient in cultivating soccer success. It motivates players to be creative, daring and take risks on the field. Once this confidence level is achieved, then technical excellence and tactical intelligence is within reach. Players are not developed over a short period of time; therefore, we facilitate upward movement in a learning environment that builds mastery of the ball, game awareness and the desire for perfection.

 

Summer Programs

ULTIMATE

This fun and fast-paced program is designed for already dedicated players, ages 12 to 16. Players continue to develop technical excellence and move towards tactical intelligence, all while physical conditioning and psychological toughness are achieved. Intense instruction is maximized over two weeks demanding all you have, sometimes more than you think you’ve got. Coach Williams and his staff guarantee it will make you a better soccer player.

 

ACHIEVER

Do you have what it takes to be the best? Do you have the ambition, commitment and dedication? Players in the Achiever Program combine their passion with the new skills that they acquire to take their game to the next level. This fun-filled program raises the bar by introducing players to a more competitive environment based on advanced gameplay. This is the most challenging program for young players, ages 8 to 11 years old, who have already fallen in love with the game of soccer and want to excel to their highest potential. Players gain domination of the ball through a week’s worth of technical challenges and tactical training. Players for the Achiever Program must have already participated in a minimum of one – twelve (12) week Progressive Player Development Program.

 

STRIVER

Striving for excellence is the theme of this week-long program for players 8 to 11 years old. Players fall in love with the game as they begin to gain mastery of coordination in dribbling, passing, receiving, heading and scoring – in short, domination of the ball. Skill of play and control of body are developed along with the confidence for simple tactical decision-making. The Soccer Sense coaching team will let you “see” in your mind’s eye just how and when to execute techniques already in your repertoire.

 

TYPICAL DAILY ACTIVITIES

Each Program will have separate content and schedules based on the levels of instruction. Each feature key aspects of soccer playing as described in the following typical daily activities:

  • Mass Demonstration – Previewing the day’s activities; instructors demonstrate elements to be practiced during the day.
  • Technical Excellence – Learning to master the basic elements of the game in order to control any situation as it occurs during a match.
  • Tactical Intelligence – Exploring the strategies of the game and learning to think quickly – moving instinctively in response to game situations.
  • Individual Exercises – Finding ways to beat opponents by using attacking and defending skills. To maximize their efficiency, players must have total control in 1 vs 1 situations. This is the most critical aspect of the game.
  • Group Exercises – Emphasis is on interaction with teammates – when to take independent action and when to involve teammates.
  • Combination Play – Teaches creative ways of interacting with teammates.
  • Group and Team Games – Structured to enhance the technical, tactical, psychological and physical aspects of the game which players learn during training.

*Daily activities are subject to change at any time for any reason without notice. We reserve the right to change any program and/or its curriculum for any reason at any time.