Thursday, April 09 2009 11:25
Arsenal FC has assembled the best in coaching for Western Pennsylvania. The quality of coaching is one of the reasons that West Ham United Academy has chosen Arsenal FC as a partner club.
Specifically, our coaching staff strives to incorporate the following philosophies into our training programs:
- There is not just “one way” to teach soccer to players, nor is there just one style of coaching.
- There is a broad spectrum of styles and methods for how everyone experiences the game. Some of these factors come from a player’s background, while some of them are a product of a player’s own personality.
- Young soccer players require a certain amount of uninterrupted play, which allows them to experience soccer first hand.
- Young players should be allowed the opportunity to experiment, and with that, succeed and fail.
- A coach’s long-term goal is to prepare a player to successfully recognize and solve the challenges of a game on his or her own.
At Arsenal FC, our coaching philosophy is rooted in US Soccer's Best Practices. These guidelines address the best practices for each age group.
We encourage each parent to read these biographies to evaluate the qualifications and playing history of our coaching staff.
Boys Division Coach Biographies
Girls Division Coach Biographies
ARSENAL FC COACHES' CODE OF ETHICS/CONDUCT
- Soccer is the players' game. The paramount concern of coaches is the holistic development, welfare, enjoyment and safety of their players.
- Coaches bear responsibility for teaching their players to strive for success while playing fairly, observing the Laws of the Game and the highest levels of sportsmanship.
- Coaches shall treat officials with respect and dignity, and shall teach their players to do the same.
- Our opponents are worthy of being treated with respect. Coaches will model such respect for opponents and expect their players to do likewise.
- In both victory and defeat, the behavior of a coach shall model grace, dignity and composure.
- Coaches shall adhere to the highest standards and the regulations of the institutions they represent: clubs, schools, sponsoring organizations and sports governing bodies.
- Coaches have a responsibility to promote the interests of soccer, including treating media with courtesy, honesty and respect.
- Coaches shall model inclusive behavior, actively supporting cultural diversity while opposing all types of discrimination, including, but not limited to, racism and sexism, at all levels of soccer.
- Coaches are responsible for taking an active role in education about, and prevention and treatment of, drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse, both in their own lives and in the lives of their players.
- Coaches shall refrain from all manner of personal abuse and harassment of others, whether verbal, physical, emotional or sexual, and shall oppose such abuse and harassment at all levels of soccer.
- Coaches shall respect the declared affiliations of all players, and shall adhere to all guidelines and regulations on recruiting established by the governing bodies having oversight of their teams and leagues.
- Coaches shall seek to honor those who uphold the highest standards and principles of soccer and shall use appropriate protocol to oppose and eliminate all behavior that brings disrepute to the sport - violence, abuse, dishonesty, disrespect and violations of the Laws of the Game and rules governing competition.
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