Our player development philosophy is to create a positive learning environment which gives players the best chance for successful development using selective methods and styles of coaching, while maintaining a supportive atmosphere to guide, excite and energize players.
When playing competitive soccer with players from local and regional teams, it is vital to maintain and enhance technical proficiency gained during foundational training. As players progress through age groups we continue to give them more in-depth tactical information and knowledge in terms of team shape, working within units, and position specific work. We help them understand roles and responsibilities within the team.
When playing competitive soccer with players from local and surrounding areas, it is vital that in the Youth Development phase we look to maintain and enhance the technical proficiency that our players gained in the Foundation Phase. As players progress through the age groups, we must give them more in-depth tactical information and knowledge in terms of Team Shape, Working within Units and Position Specific Work. We help them understand roles and responsibilities within the team.
BVB International Academy – Great Plains wants all players to be happy within our environment, allowing them to express themselves and ultimately achieve our aim of having homegrown players at the collegiate and professional level. The first mission of coaches is to try to help players with their behavior; the second is to show them how to be good soccer players. Our staff is directed by one coaching authority who provides specific roles and expectations for each coach and trainer at every level. Consistency and continuity are critical to be sure that player development is progressive and cumulative throughout their experience at the academy. Our coaches and trainers are placed according to their education and personality. While it is always our desire to retain coaches within our system, it is almost certain that life changes and opportunity will create some amount of coaching turnover. We take great care during transitions with affected players in our program.
What parents need to know...
We can’t understate the importance of our holistic program. Understanding and embracing our philosophy is paramount to player success. Family involvement is critical in the development process. We are inclusive with our families, educating them to further support the success of each player. We expect a lot of our families, and we provide clear guidelines to ensure their understanding of the development path and milestones. We ask that all players, parents, and staff adhere to our strict code of conduct, and we offer a concise grievance process established to overcome all issues and concerns.
To keep lines of communication open, BVB International Academy holds preseason club-wide meetings conducted by the technical director, Director of coaching or staff members. These gatherings give us a chance to review upcoming season logistics and information, and also provide a great opportunity for our families to socialize. Our culture thrives on unity!
As part of our process, the coaches and training staff provide regular feedback on player development, mid-season evaluations, conferences, and annual surveys in an effort to continually evaluate our club experience.