Lake Forest

Soccer Association

Phone: (847) 778-5372

Emphasis on Development

Lake Forest Soccer Association prides itself on player development.  The emphasis is not on winning but having each player perform to their fullest.  Winning often comes as a result of proper player development.

 

Player Development  
Through weekly training, and at-home skill practicing, players are encouraged to maximize their potential and enjoyment of the game. Training focuses on the tactical, technical, physical and psychosocial development of the player. Through targeted drills and scrimmages, teams develop their skills and knowledge of the game.  
Player training focuses on the following elements of soccer:

Technical

Passing
Receiving
Dribbling
Heading
Shooting
Crossing
Finishing
 
Tactical (Individual)
Decision Making
Vision
Communication
Supporting
Positioning
1 on 1 Defending
Off the Ball Runs
 
Tactical (Team)
Defending
Attacking
Combination Plays
Transition
Speed of Play
System of Play
 
Physical
Endurance
Speed
Ability
Coordination
Strength
 
Psychological
Motivation
Confidence
Discipline
Courage
Mental Toughness
Competitiveness

Our coaches prepare an individualized evaluation for each player twice a year – Fall and Spring. This allows players and parents to see a progression of skills. It also allows a player to focus training on areas of improvement. The evaluations are excellent training tools to let each player know where they are excelling and improving, and where they can continue their growth as a soccer player. 

Coaches are available at any time, off-field, to discuss a players’ performance and goals.

Affiliates

Discover

YSSL

Pearson

Kiddles

IWSL