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Travel Program Information

Travel League Participation 2014-2015 - BOYS

AGE GROUP GREEN WHITE GOLD
U09 Boys CCL CCL NCSL
U10 Boys CCL CCL NCSL
U11 Boys CCL / NCSL NCSL
U12 Boys CCL / NCSL NCSL NCSL
U13 Boys CCL NCSL NCSL
U14 Boys CCL / NCSL NCSL NCSL
U15 Boys CCL NCSL
U16 Boys CCL NCSL
U17 Boys CCL / EDP NCSL
U18 Boys CCL

Travel League Participation 2014-2015 - GIRLS

AGE GROUP ECNL GREEN WHITE GOLD
U09 Girls n/a CCL CCL WAGS
U10 Girls n/a CCL CCL WAGS
U11 Girls n/a CCL WAGS WAGS
U12 Girls n/a CCL WAGS WAGS
U13 Girls ECNL CCL WAGS
U14 Girls ECNL CCL WAGS
U15 Girls ECNL CCL WAGS
U16 Girls ECNL CCL WAGS
U17 Girls ECNL CCL WAGS
U18 Girls ECNL CCL WAGS

MYS Travel Program Description

COACH ASSIGNMENTS – please refer to http://www.mcleansoccer.org/page/show/527764-2014-2015-travel-team-coaching-staff for detailed coach information.

PHILOSOPHY - The MYS training Philosophy is based on the decision that playing an attractive, attacking way, will produce the highest percentage of skillful, thoughtful players.

Style of play will be skillful, creative, attractive, and possession oriented. Defensively we will press and exhibit a win it back mentality.

Coaches are teachers first. Our coaches must be age appropriate communicators. The coaches our younger teams(8-12) will be good demonstrators, have a positive influence, and be team builders. For our older teams, they will be motivators, understand the physical demands of the modern game, and be able to read the "details" in the match.

Curriculum / coaching content:  we will use our MYS philosophy and the US Soccer curriculum as resources. However, we have introduced our coaching Portal designed by Yuri Bogdanov, where all of our teaching information will be stored and is available to all MYS coaches on a daily basis. TD Ken Krieger provides the info for this portal, as well as daily info to the coaches by email.

CALENDAR OVERVIEW – Details to be provided by head coach via email mid-late summer.

PLAYER EXPECTATIONS: 

Practices:    All McLean travel teams practice at least 2 days per week. The following teams participate in Wednesday night training:

  • U9 – U12:  all teams
  • U13 – U18 Girls:  ECNL and Green
  • U13 – U16 Boys:  Green and White

An additional day of practice is highly recommended. Practice attendance is mandatory. Discuss any/all conflicts that arise. Participation in other sports is allowed, but must be discussed with coach for conflict guidelines.

Games and Tournaments:   Attendance at all team events is mandatory. 

Self-Care:  Players are responsible for their health, including diet, proper rest and nutrition. 

LEAGUES:   Please refer to http://www.mcleansoccer.org/travelprogram for a list of teams and leagues

TOURNAMENTS:  The recommended number of tournaments will be determined by age and ability level. The head coach will inform the team as to the approximate number of tourneys. The TDs and the AGDs will determine which tournaments the club will participate in. The objective will be to have all of our teams attend the same tournaments if practical.  As a general guide U9-12 teams participate in 4-6 tournaments per year.U13- 18 teams participate in 4-8 tournaments per year.

COMMUNICATION -  MYS encourages open channels of communication available to any player or parent. Do not discuss a game issue less than 24 hours after it occurred.

Travel Program Communication Policy 

The McLean Youth Soccer Travel Program has a network of staff to support its members.  A chain of communication has been established to help address member's issues or concerns.  In the event that a parent, player or member has a technical or administrative issue or concern, please follow the process below.   If a resolution is not identified, please move to the next level of escalation. Please allow for a reasonable response time.

  •  First Level of Escalation: Team Coach (technical) and/or Team Manager (administrative)
  • Second Level of Escalation: Age Group Director (technical - visit http://www.mcleansoccer.org/page/show/39783-key-contacts for full list of AGDs) and/or Associate Club Administrator (administrative- melissa.riemer@mcleansoccer.org)    
  • Third Level of Escalation: Technical Directors - -
    • Boys:  Ken Krieger (ken.krieger@mcleansoccer.org)
    • Girls:  Clyde Watson (clyde.watson@mcleansoccer.org)
  • Fourth Level of Escalation:  Executive Director, Louise Waxler (louise.waxler@mcleansoccer.org)

FEES  - please refer to http://www.mcleansoccer.org/page/show/60992-registration for a list of club fees per season.  Team fees vary by team.  Team manager and treasurer will provide details.