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Colton America SC FAQs
Please see below for a number of answers to frequently asked questions.
Who is Colton America SC?
Colton America SC is competitive youth soccer club in the Inland Empire. The club will be run as a for-profit organization with the long term development of its players and coaches as its number one priority.
What are you doing to ensure that player development is kept as the number one priority?
As a youth soccer club, developing children as both players and people has to be the primary goal. Colton America will be staffed by quality coaches whose priorities align with those of the club, namely age appropriate skill development alongside learning the important life lessons that being part of a sports team can provide. Our coaches understand their role within the entire club development structure (i.e. the skills a U9 player must learn and master with the end goal of reaching the players potential at U18, not necessarily winning games at U9) and also their role as mentors in helping our children learn the skills and values required to be successful and valuable people.
What are you doing to ensure that coach development is kept as a high priority?
Our Coaches are our most important asset as they are the people with the direct influence over our young players. At Colton America we are actively working to provide a staff of the highest quality, both as coaches and also as leaders of young people. Beyond that we have initiated several programs to help these coaches develop themselves. For less experienced and younger coaches we have provided a system that allows them to use their knowledge of the game to help players while being mentored in the areas of practice development, team management and parent interaction by more experienced coaches. Our Youth Academy set up (see below) is one of these initiatives. Additionally we will employ a less experienced coach as an assistant coach with each of our older teams in order to provide a stronger learning environment for our players but also to help develop the coach in the philosophy of Colton America SC.
What will be your affiliation?
Colton America is seeking affiliation with US Club. Initially, and ongoing, our younger teams will play the bulk of their games locally with just 2-4 out of town tournaments spread throughout the year (2 at U9). There are plenty of opportunities to play games locally without having to travel 3 hours for a game, at the younger age groups. Our older age groups will have a tournament based schedule to provide the maximum exposure to college coaches.
What will it cost?
Registration will be $150 with a $20 a month club fee. Additional team costs will accrue to cover referees, coach per diem, tournament fees etc. These should be minimal at the younger age groups but will increase as a team gets older and attends more tournaments etc. These teams fees will be laid out at the opening team meeting.