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u13 + Player Pathway

Centre Soccer Association lays out here for parent's a year in soccer for the u13 - u15 player. We are committed to your child's development on and off the field. We realize that players need to have variety in training, play for different reasons and come to the game from different starting points. We hope to create an enjoyable year of soccer experience for your child, whether they are a part of all our program or choose to participate in just parts of our program.
  

Centre Soccer has created player developmental pathways to help parent's understand what program best fits their child's needs. For players at this age training focus is now on team tactics; including being coached based on positions or lines. Physical training is a part of regular training, technical repetition is still important. Players will can have a variety of levels of interest in the game, for some they have a high level of commitment and for others they just enjoy coming and playing with friends. CSA is committed to offering all players the opportunity to play at a level they feel comfortable.

                   

    
Developmental Pathway
For beginning to intermediate players. Focus is for players to begin to show technical proficiency, players start to really understand the game tactically and will be put into larger group play. Physical training is a regular part of training but will be done on the ball in the developmental program. Players are put into ability groups for training to ensure a positive learning environment for all levels.

Fall
  Developmental Program | 1 to 1 Training to Game Ratio
       *Training Ran by professional coach 
  Soccerween | Games only  
Winter
  Winter Indoor | Games only
  Indoor Tech Sessions
  Soccer Specific Speed and Agility
Spring
  Developmental Program | 1 to 1 Training to Game Ratio
       *Training Ran by professional coach
  Evaluated for u13 + Travel Teams...players must express interest.
Summer
  3 v 3 Challenge | Games only
  Camps
  

     

Travel Team Pathway
For experienced players only. Center Soccer Travel Program teams are formed with players from our Developmental Program and with players that have been identified by our coaches. The two programs work together to provide all players the opportunity to learn in a fun, competitive environment. Players that are selected to play with the CSA Travel teams will represent CSA in outside competition and play in a PA West league.
  
Teams train 2-3 times per week and have games on Sunday's throughout PA West. Most of our teams play initially in the Division 5 league and then move up from there as they improve and are ready to travel further. Teams in Division 5 are usually from State College, Altoona, Bellefonte, Hollidaysburg and Huntingdon. As teams are promoted travel will increase.
 
At the u13+ age groups, teams may be form by combining multiple age groups. CSA at times may form 2 teams, one to play more locally on Division 5 and another to travel and compete further away in Division 4.
  
Fall
  Division 5 Travel Season | 2/3 to 1 Training to Game Ratio depends on time in the season.  
  Travel Tournament  
  Monday Night Futol | Extra Technical Training - optional
  Academy Training | Tech/Tactical Training - invitation only
  Soccerween | Games only 

Winter
  Winter Training Sessions | Technical and Tactical - depends on team
  Winter Indoor Tournament - depends on team
  CSA Winter League | Games Only - optional
  CSA Indoor Tech Sessions - optional
  CSA Soccer Specific Speed and Agility - optional
Spring
  Division 5 Travel Season | 2/3 to 1 Training to Game Ratio depends on time in the season.
  Travel Tournament
  Monday Night Futol | Extra Technical Training - optional
  Academy Training | Tech/Tactical Training - invitation only

Summer
  Tournament - depends on team 
  Training Sessions - depends on team
  Team Camp - depends on team
  CSA 3 v 3 Challenge | Games only - optional
  CSA Camps - optional
  
  

Classic Team Pathway
For the dedicated, higher level experienced player. Center Soccer Classic Teams are formed when we have a group of elite players within our Travel Teams that need to take their game to another level. Teams are formed with players from our Travel Teams and with players that have been identified by our coaches from other teams. Training focus is now on team tactics; including being coached based on positions or lines. Physical training is a part of regular training, technical repetition is still important. Playing time is not guaranteed to be equal for players at this level but is earned and left to the discretion of the coach based on the competition. Winning will not be the main focus of these teams as we will continue to but an emphasis on player development but it will play more of a role as teams need to finish well to stay in the Classic Division. 

Players that are selected to play with the CSA Classic teams will represent CSA in outside competition and play in a PA West league. Playing in a Classic Team involves a greater time commitment and, often time, a greater financial commitment to the sport. Teams train 2-3 times per week and have games on Saturday's throughout PA West.
   
Fall - Some teams many not play in the Fall league due to players school commitments.  
  Classic Division Season | 2/3 to 1 Training to Game Ratio depends on time in the season.  
  Travel Tournament  
  Monday Night Futol | Extra Technical Training - optional

Winter
  Winter Training Sessions | Technical and Tactical - depends on team
  Winter Indoor Tournament - depends on team
  CSA Winter League | Games Only - optional
  CSA Indoor Tech Sessions - optional
  CSA Soccer Specific Speed and Agility - optional
Spring
  Classic Division Season | 2/3 to 1 Training to Game Ratio depends on time in the season.
  Travel Tournament
  Monday Night Futol | Extra Technical Training - optional
  Academy Training | Tech/Tactical Training - invitation only

Summer
  Tournament - depends on team 
  Training Sessions - depends on team
  Team Camp - depends on team
  CSA 3 v 3 Challenge | Games only - optional
  CSA Camps - optional

   
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