One of our main goals is to develop players from our grass roots recreational program of volunteer training and recreational league games in the Treasure Coast Soccer
League (TCSL) into selected age / gender appropriate teams which could play in the TCSL Developmental Pathway Winter League (DPL) in January / February. Then, we will provide the opportunity to progress into a travel team with our new competitive program. This pathway of development has proven to be extremely successful for us as a program and was developed by our Board Of Directors.
Another objective is to further support our teams that are parent coach managed and trained, side by side with higher level educators rather than exclusively managed and ran by sub contracted trainer resources. At Martin United Soccer Club we are all about education and we fully support continued education and development of our community volunteer parent coaches by supporting their development into USSF licensed coaches of newly formed competitive teams at the younger age groups. They will be supported by our experienced educational resources that the club provides. Our recent successes at the recreational level have necessitated the support of not only player development but also that of the volunteer parents. All parent volunteer coaches must seek to attain the appropriate USSF Youth licensing for their respective age groups.
Martin United Soccer Club doesn’t stop there though. Our goal is to create strategic relationships with other youth soccer clubs where we can place players to experience higher levels of play to benefit their overall soccer development.
We strongly believe that the development of players always needs to be at the appropriate level in an environment which promotes team work, a challenging education structure and respect while being in a fun community focused safe learning environment.
Our competitive players are appraised twice a year against pre agreed age appropriate benchmarks by the Player Development Director to ensure that they are developing the technical skills of ball mastery necessary to play at the level their team is competing at. This allows Martin United to have a player focus rather than a team focus. All coaches must ensure all players are able to perform and execute specific skill sets in both training and the game day environment by constantly monitoring each player during their training lessons. All players must receive at least two or three coaching points at every training session that relates to the training topic whether they are delivered 1 on 1, in the moment or as a group “show” to education of all players together.
Martin United prefers to play players on age as long as that age level is developmentally appropriate. There will be specific circumstances where players may play up in age group and that decision is made by the board of directors upon recommendation by the Player Development Director.
Our competitive teams are selected from players who register for and attend our competitive team try-outs which start after the Memorial Weekend at the end of May and lasts for a week. There is normally one night before that weekend where a player can try-out if they are on vacation during our try out week. For the 2018/19 try outs, that pre try-out night is May 18th 2018. Registration to try out is available under our registration tab.
COMPETITIVE TEAM TRYOUTS
2018 – 2019
To provide a community focused, family friendly soccer program that delivers technical, tactical and positional awareness for recreational players and competitive players.
To create an environment where mistakes are viewed as a learning opportunity for everyone by using guided discovery educational techniques. We see the game of soccer as a fun, problem solving game which challenges participants mental, physical, psychosocial, cognitive ability, technical skill and tactical awareness. Mastery of all is our goal. Participants are defined as players, officials, coaches and spectators / parents.
Competitive Mission Statement
Martin United will use on line learning experiences in addition to traditional coaching educators to deliver the club’s philosophy of creating developmentally appropriate training so players learn to develop while making the learning experience challenging and fun. Our prepared coaches will use guided discovery educational techniques to instill a team culture that achieves a “mastery” for respect, discipline, teamwork, dedication and commitment.
Have fun; be prepared; win your 1 v 1; if you lose possession try to win it back; learn from mistakes; problem solve; speed of play; strength from team; simple decision making; positive attitude.
Richard Creber, Club President
“Ideally, I’d like families that buy in to our club philosophy and agree to uphold it. I’d rather be a smaller club with like minded families to develop our youth athletes in a positive way, rather than being focused on the number of participants and wins like other clubs in the area.”
All the try outs will be held at Justin Wilson Memorial Park, 2050 SW Mapp Rd, Palm City, FL. There are two separate fields there, referred to as JW4 and JW5. Be sure to check the schedule for the location and time.
Existing MUSC Team Specific Tryouts
Teams that are already from the prior season are giving additional players the opportunity to train with the team and so both parties may evaluate each other. A player demonstrating the skill level that the coach is looking for may be invited to join the team.
General MUSC Age Group Tryouts
General tryouts are open to all players in all age groups. Players will be evaluated and placed on teams already formed or those being formed at the appropriate level and age group. A player demonstrating the skill level that the coach is looking for may be invited to join the team.
Boys 11∨11 (birth years 2000-2006)
Existing MUSC team specific tryout
Friday, May 18th
General MUSC age group tryout
Tuesday, May 29th
Thursday, May 31st