The coaching philosophy of Warriors Elite Soccer has been developed by leaders within the soccer community and experience with the game that reaches back into the 1970’s. There are two prevailing philosophies in soccer today that are at odds with one another. The first is the “winning is everything” mentality and the second is the “developing is everything” mentality. The dilemma we see at Warriors Elite in selecting one or the other of these points of view is that we believe that either philosophy taken is an overly simplified approach to player development.
What we find instead is a multi-variable equation that coaches must balance to maintain a progressive development environment for players while utilizing matches as opportunities for players and coaches to measure individual and team performance against varying competition and pre-determined metrics. This process of continuous improvement for each player occurs then under a coach and leadership team that is fully engaged in the process of continuous feedback based on training and game play.
However, this is a very important issue to resolve as a parent when selecting a club for your player to participate. Our coaches have the long-term interest of our players at heart, the balanced development philosophy is a natural way of thinking. It is more important to us to provide our players with the skill (i.e. give it time to develop) that will allow them to play successfully for the rest of their life rather than looking for victories today neglecting the future. The balance to this is that we find that players who remain in our program for a period of time develop the necessary skills to obtain success on the field over their opponents. Therefore comprising a team at Warriors Elite Soccer that obtains a highly favorable winning ratio.