FC DELCO Philosophies
FC DELCO creates a fun and challenging experience that inspires creativity, competitiveness, and respect.
We strive to make soccer more accessible for those that demonstrate the ability, desire, and perseverance to play at FC DELCO.
PLAYER PHILOSOPHY: We always see the child first; and the player second. It's all about growth as a soccer player and as an individual. We empower players to have a growth mindset, and we inspire each and every player to find their own unique weapon.
THE DNA OF A DELCO PLAYER
Mentally tough; sticks with the task but has a controlled temperament
Shows an ability to read and adapt to game situations
Has an excellent relationship with the ball
Exhibits a high work ethic
Is team focused but uses his/her unique weapon
We play with an energetic, high tempo and exciting style where we clearly express a love of dominating ball possession. In every phase, we want to provoke the opponent by seizing the initiative and attempting to play vertically. In possession, we look to destabilize the opponent and create numerical superiority in the opponent’s half with fast interchanging actions of different players. Out of possession, we don’t want to spend a lot of time defending. We high press to regain possession quickly.
FC DELCO Education Philosophy
We create an environment where the player is central to the learning process in order to develop a highly motivated, well-rounded, socially balanced, intelligent and highly cognitive person who excels at playing soccer.
By using a whole-part-whole learning model both on and off the field, we encourage our players to be the protagonists in their own development.
We expose our players to a variety of situations where they’re taken out of their comfort zones and empowered to adapt to each situation. Our coaches inspire these moments—and we give our coaches all the tools necessary to spark player epiphanies.
FC DELCO Talent Philosophy
We believe in the long term, individual player development where the player drives his or her own development. The role of the coach is to awaken and nurture each player’s talent. We believe that by working together with the player to create individually motivated, short and long term goals with high but achievable expectations, the player will fulfill his potential in soccer.
We believe that a planned but flexible learning pathway will provide the player with a structure within which to work but still have the flexibility to adapt to her/his individual development.