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RFA player chasing soccer ball


A Select Team for young soccer players that have a solid foundation of technical skills, a passion for the game, willingness to commit to creativity as a player, and desire to be a part of a team-first culture.

Birth Year: 2014
Select Technical Standards for Players:

1.The player is coachable and willing to learn.

2. The player can dribble the ball with proper technique.

3. The player can connect short and medium passes with proper technique.

4. The player can receive the ball with a range of techniques and can move his first touch away from pressure.

5. The player’s ball mastery is improving to a point that he can put combinations of moves together.

6. The player is starting to be able to strike a ball at longer distances with different techniques.

7. The player has a basic understanding of the following:

- Passing and moving: spacing, giving angles, different types of runs, always being an option for your teammate if he is in trouble

8. The player is creative or is willing to show bravery and courage in trying to be more creative in one-on-one situations.

9. The player is in shape and can run for long periods of time both with and without the ball.​

Select Team Attacking Principles:

  1. Pass and move -- always wanting the ball (bravery).

  2. Using our space wisely -- making the game big when we can and exploiting the open spaces on the field.

  3. Taking advantage of our numbers-up opportunities.

  4. Playing with creativity.

  5. Playing with freedom and discipline -- the game calls for each in different moments.

Select Team Defensive Principles:

  1. Hunting the ball back when we lose it.

  2. Blocking shots, getting into challenges (bravery). 

  3. Setting traps for the opponent when we can.

  4. Running back to stop goal scoring or dangerous opportunities as fast as we can.

Select Team Values

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