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Competitive Teams U8-U14

What is our mission?
It is the mission of Northern Warren County Alliance Soccer Club to provide a comprehensive program of advanced youth soccer education, athletic development, and progressively challenging competition, in an environment that emphasizes personal and team achievement through accountability, commitment and good sportsmanship.

Why play soccer?

Soccer is the world's popular competition sport. It is the largest participation sport for women of all ages in the US and the 2nd largest for men. Soccer offers players the ability to develop a unique combination of skill, athleticism, endurance and problem solving ability that will benefit them throughout life.

What is Select/Competitive Soccer?
 
Select Soccer is organized, competitive soccer played against other select teams in leagues and sanctioned tournaments.  Teams are formed through a "tryout process" in which players are placed on teams that are a good competitive fit.  Players are training by our professional soccer staff during our year long program.  Our season consists of a fall and spring outdoor season, as well as, a winter indoor training component.

Who or What is Northern Warren County Alliance Soccer Club? And why play for NWC Alliance?

NWC Alliance SC operates out of the Centerville / Springboro / Lebanon area of southern Ohio. The Northern Warren County Alliance Soccer Club has been in existence since 1994. NWC Alliance is a fully integrated, developmental youth soccer club that provides education and competitive small sided game opportunities for players U4 through U12; as well as full sided teams at U13 and U14.

What can players expect to gain from NWC Alliance participation? 

Players can expect to learn the game of soccer in an environment that emphasizes personal commitment, academic achievement and a high standard of sportsmanship. As NWC Alliance players advance in age and ability, they can expect opportunities for elite competition and experienced guidance in support of their interscholastic and intercollegiate careers. 

Is there a balance between training and competition?
 

U6-U8 (Initial Stage) - “Mini Maestros”

Pool Training and Small-sided games with local clubs. Small-sided games ranging from 3v3 to 6v6. One player per ball for most training sessions.

Develop an appetite to play and a love for the game!

Develop motor skills and coordination with and w/o the ball; running, jumping, and changing directions.

Develop game behaviors; recover the ball and protect one’s goal (get goal-side) when out of possession; create spacing (inflate) and advance forward together when in possession.

U9-U12 (Basic Stage) - “Golden Age of Learning (to play)”

Pool and Team Training as well as League/Tournament play; transition from 6v6 to 8v8 (U12 players may explore 11v11 if appropriate).

Develop speed, coordination, balance, and agility.

Develop the mindset to value Training and the appreciation of acquiring soccer-specific technique and skill. Begin Leadership training at U11/12.

Develop basic 1v1 and 2v1 Attacking and Defending principles; zonal defending, possession, transition, combination play and finishing.

U13-U14 (Intermediate Stage) - “Going from being Players to being a Team”

Pool and Team Training as well as League/Tournament play. All games are 11v11.

Develop speed, coordination, balance, agility, endurance and strength; dynamic flexibility, warm-ups and cool-downs are essential to injury prevention during this stage of puberty.

Develop discipline and commitment to personal development, along with continuing to enhance the core values of leadership and humility.

Develop tactical understanding of bigger space, more players and more options; developing a basic understanding of the functional relationship between the positions and the system of play; 3-4-3, 4-3-3 and 4-4-2, etc.


Where do NWC Alliance team compete? 

NWC Alliance teams compete in a variety of leagues and tournament competitions, in the southern Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana areas. These include the Greater Cincinnati Soccer League (GCSL), the Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League (BPYSL), US Club Soccer leagues, OSSL, and Midwest Regional League (MRL) depending on the age and ability of the players.

Who is training/coaching my player? 

Your player will be exposed to the best level of soccer training available in the Southern Ohio region. The training staff includes Brian Kohen, Andy Szucs, Janelle Kirchner, Marc Devoe, Ashten Forde, Hannah Sheils, and Sydney Albers.  All of our staff has high levels of licensing through both the United Soccer Coaches Association and US Soccer.

What about Practices? 

Teams within the soccer club typically have 3 practices a week with scheduled practices usually starting in early August and continuing until the end of October for the Fall season and starting in mid-March and continuing into the end of May for the Spring season.   Teams will also participate in a winter training program.

Tell me about the Tournaments? 
NWC Alliance  teams will typically play 4-6 tournaments a year depending on the age group.   Some teams may attend tournaments requiring an over night stay in order to build team unity and give the players an opportunity to play against teams of similar competitive ability.

What are the Costs? 
U8 - $600
U9/U10 - $1200
U11/U12 - $1475
U13/U14 - $1550
The annual player fee  includes both for the Fall and Spring seasons, Preseason Camp and Winter Training.   This covers all player, team, club and league registration fees, training fees, referee fees and entry fees to 4-6 tournaments (depending on age group) across the seasonal year - August - May. 

How are Player Fees Utilized? 
    •   Player & Coach Cards
    •   League Fees
    •   Referee Fees for all games
    •   Field Maintenance (Lining Fields, Goals, Nets, Corner Flags)
    •   Tournament Entry Fees 
    •   Fees for Training (Directors of Coaching & Coaching Staff)
    •   Team Camp
    •   Insurance 
    •   Club Web Site & Team Web pages
    •   Indoor Field Rental

What about the Uniforms? 
Each team is required to wear the club uniform at all games which consists of: 1 primary and 2 alternate jersey, 1 pair of shorts, 2 pair of socks. All parts of the uniform are manufactured by Nike. The cost of the uniform is a separate expense and will include screening and numbering on jerseys. These select soccer uniforms typically last two years. Ordering information will be available in mid June after tryouts.
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