1st Vice President - Equipment
2nd Vice President – Coaching
Registrar and LIJSL Coordinator
Player Development Over Winning Games
Babylon Soccer Club (BSC) is a Non for Profit organization that promotes soccer in our community. We believe that all youth players should be given the opportunity to develop within a soccer environment that is encouraging, safe, affordable and most importantly, fun.
Our goal is to assist all players by helping them reach their full potential regardless of their soccer abilities. Each and every player should receive the best possible training and coaching by skilled and qualified adults. Furthermore, a player should be allowed to play at a level that is most favorable to their individual growth.
We believe players should NOT have to leave the community in order to achieve their goals. BSC will do its utmost to improve the mind, body, self-confidence and the spirit of good sportsmanship in each player, and in turn help them develop a love and understanding of the game that will last a lifetime.
Long Term Player Development
We believe it is important to give our children the tools for personal growth and player growth through soccer training. It’s not necessarily the wins you have on your sheet, but how the player embraces and acknowledges the game they are playing. Games are to be won when individual players come together to form a team. That team must become a cohesive working unit to be successful.
Holistic Approach of Teaching Soccer
Rather than just focusing on just soccer techniques and tactics, the goal of player development is to assist a child in developing their social, psychological and physical skills to succeed on and off the pitch. We want a child to be able to think for themselves, negotiate and resolve conflict and perform at their best in everything that they do in life. Guide the player rather than instruct. Don’t overwhelm the player with instructions; allow the player to make decisions on their own; allow the player to be creative and not over analyze.
Build Self-Confidence In Players
Develop technically and tactically sound players capable of making proper and confident decisions based on the flow of the game. Use soccer as a viable and sustainable activity of building self confidence and instilling moral values for the children in the community.
Soccer has the uncanny dualistic role of building a player’s individuality as well as supporting and sustaining a child’s relationship with other players….by being part of a team. Being part of a team is an important and intangible social relationship that has a positive impacts on a child’s psychological development. You never face anything alone when you are part of a team. The problems that one may face off the pitch are handled together and thus helps them through any difficult situation. The team takes on the intangible roles of nurturing and guiding a child through the psychological burden he or she may endure on the pitch. It is inevitable that this relationship has an indirect, yet positive impact on how a child handles a problem off the pitch. As part of a team, a child realizes that he or she are not alone and there are various ways of dealing with the day to day problems that they may face. When a child feels part of a team, they are motivated to perform at their highest level and build a passion for that particular activity.