Glenwood Springs Soccer Club

Glenwood Soccer

Glenwood Springs
Soccer Club

PO Box 4
Glenwood Springs,CO
81602

Club Administrator
Laurie Taylor
Phone/Fax:
970-945-6091
Email:
soccer@glenwoodsoccer.org
Web:
www.glenwoodsoccer.org

Ref Assignor
Alexander Tucker
Phone:
970-309-9638
Email:
refassignor@glenwoodsoccer.org
 
Coaching Code of Ethics

Glenwood Soccer adopted this revised Code of Ethics in 2015.

 
FC Barcelona Triangles
 
Division Liaisons
G19- Jessica Baltzer
948-8467
B19- Wayne Smith
948-8467
U15- Jeremy Joslin
930-5315
B12- Nate Torres
230-9019
G12- Erik Johnson
948-1305
B10- Paul Riciputi
303-888-2095
G10- Laurie Taylor
801-309-4028
U7/U8- Glenn Hartmann
379-6780
 
Soccer.com

COACHING MANUAL DRILL OF THE MONTH:

PASSING ON THE GROUND UNDER PRESSURE

 
The Small Sided Game

SMALL-SIDED STANDARDS
The small-sided standards are focused at players from the U-6 to U-12 age groups. The field size is based on age groups, providing a more age appropriate environment that will allow players with a better opportunity to develop heightened soccer intelligence and on-the-ball skills.

The field dimensions and number of players on the pitch will increase in size from 4v4 to 7v7 to 9v9 as players age, up until they reach the U-13 age group and begin to play full 11v11 matches.

"In general we would like for players to be able to process information faster, and when they are in this environment they are going to learn to do that over a number of years," Ramos said. "When you have young players in an 11v11 game there are only so many involved in any one play at a time. By taking numbers away and playing 4v4, 7v7, and 9v9, you are multiplying their chances on the ball, increasing their touches and making it overall more for them by making them an active participant at all times. Fast forward 10 years and there are thousands of game situations added to a player's development."

For more detailed information on the new small-sided standards and to view field size progression by age group, click here.

 
Changes in Player Registration

BIRTH-YEAR REGISTRATION
Birth-year registration calendars will now align with the start of the calendar year and run from January to December, rather than August to July as it had previously. For example, a U-15 player (players 15 years old or younger) would have a birth year of 2001 (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31) for the 2016 registration year. In 2017, U-15 players would be born in 2002 or earlier. Birth-year registration applies to all player age groups and not just players age 12 and younger.

The initiative will align registration with the international standard, while simultaneously providing clearer information on player birth dates to combat 'relative age effect'.

Relative age effect refers to the selection bias related to players that are more physically mature than their peers due to being born earlier in the year. U.S. Soccer seeks a balance of players that are born throughout the year so that all players, those born in the earlier months, and those born later have equal opportunity to grow and develop as soccer players.

"It makes the process easier," Ramos said of the birth-year registration initiative. "Over the years you go through coaching youth soccer and you are constantly finding parents and players confused about what age group players belong in. The current August 1 cutoff meant that two players born in the same year could be in different age groups. To make it more confusing, different school systems have different cutoff months for going into the new grades. It was just very difficult for parents to take it all in. This new calendar year system makes soccer easier. If you're born in a certain year you belong in that certain age group. Simple. It also puts our players on the same age-playing calendar as the rest of the world so they will be used to competing in the right age group. That makes it much easier for us to scout for the National Teams and find players ready to compete internationally."

The birth-year registration initiative will not cause the dissolution of age-group based teams that already play together, but will rather give players the opportunity to 'play up' with older age-groups.

For more information on the new birth-year registration initiative, click here.

 

Uniform ordering information:

http://gazellesports.com/club/club/fc-glenwood.html

Get your orders in! Maximum lead time is 4 weeks.

 
Coaching Resources
 
Concussion Awareness
Posted Mar 3, 2013

 

Concussion Awareness training is important for all coaches working with youth. GSSC coaches are asked to preview this information and will be provided with the information each season.