Instruction offering the serious player every tool necessary to reach her personal potential in the sport of soccer. Proven player preparation for competition at the club, Olympic development, college level, and beyond.
Emphasis on the fundamental correct body and thinking forms of SKILLS as the foundation from which players reach their potential in the sport of soccer. Once the correct body and thinking forms of SKILLS are mastered, Blues players are given the opportunity to execute their SKILLS under the pressures of the game of soccer.
Direct exposure to state, regional, and national games, players, and coaches. Blues players attend collegiate and national level games and develop role models through association with top caliber players in games and practices.
With the Southern California Blues Soccer Club we have a program which is unique in the United States. The most obvious difference is our trademark style of play....Ball Possession, versus the common "kick and run" soccer; which may produce more "wins" in a player's younger years, but does little to prepare her for play at top competitive levels. While we emphasize the importance of winning soccer games, from a coaching stand point, long term growth of the player comes first with the Blues. It is a difficult, tedious approach, filled with highs and lows, but the results are worthwhile.
We were one of the first clubs nationwide to bridge the gap between youth and adult soccer. The Southern California Blues Soccer Club was born out of a high powered adult women's team that also began with the Blues name.
We believe strongly in our program and we have proven results to back up those beliefs. While we have won many league, tournament and state championships over the years; as a soccer club, we are most satisfied by the fact that we have helped facilitate the growth of a great deal of Olympic development, collegiate caliber soccer players, and successful human beings. Take a look at players who have come through our program, check into their accomplishments, talk with them if you wish. If you are serious about soccer and want the best environment in which to develop your talent, the Southern California Blues Soccer Club may be right for you.
Although no promises are ever made about being selected as a member of a state, regional, national, college, or professional soccer team, the Blues are proud that many of our players do go on to be selected for the Southern California State Olympic development program and many of our nation's top NCAA college teams.
What the Blues expect of you
• A personal commitment to become the very best soccer player you can be, given your ability.
• A personal commitment to the Club as your first recreational priority during season (July through State Cup).
• A commitment to read, understand, and abide by our Club/Player/Parent agreement. Click here to view the agreement!
• Financial support from players and parent by direct contribution and/or participation in Club fund-raising.
What you can expect as a member of the Blues
• Consistent, organized, and purposeful instruction by a full time, Professional Coach who will conduct and coordinate all practices and attend most games.
• A qualified, carefully selected, professional coaching staff of soccer experts.
THE POWERFUL PARTS
Over the years of working with youth soccer players to help them develop themselves the club has put together a UNIQUE TEACHING SYSTEM. Players memorize the Seven Powerful Parts of Soccer and all their related elements. This specific language helps simplify instruction, creates a visual picture, and facilitates consistent communication between coaches and players....throughout a player's career.
THE SEVEN POWERFUL PARTS OF SOCCER
1. MENTAL & PHYSICAL POWER
3. BALL POSSESSION TO ATTACK TO SCORE
4. AVENUES TO SCORE GOALS
5. POSITIVE TEAM UNITY
7. POSITIVE RESULTS & WINNING
As an example of our UNIQUE TEACHING SYSTEM, let us take Part 3: Ball Possession to Attack to Score, which is our emphasis with the Blues. It is composed of three elements: SKILLS, READING, and RUNS.
The SKILLS element, with its correct body and thinking forms, is what youth players from the age of 6 to 15 must master under pressure.
Once the SKILLS are mastered under pressure, we incorporate READING and RUNS (individual and team tactics). When all Three Elements are combined, Part 3: Ball Possession is achieved.
This same UNIQUE TEACHING SYSTEM is applied to each of the remaining Seven Powerful Parts of Soccer. When all the Seven Powerful Parts are integrated the picture is complete, positive results and winning follow.