North State Soccer Club Philosophy
The focus of NSS is to develop young soccer players and introduce them to the four pillars of soccer: Technical, Tactical, Psychological and Physical. Players at this age are like sponges and it is our responsibility to make sure they learn to love the game and develop positive habits and attitudes, which provide the foundations for soccer – and life - excellence down the road.
The NSS program stresses player development versus results. It is much more important to develop players within the proper framework of their age, as opposed to demanding that teams win at all costs. If the goal is just to win there are shortcuts that coaches can take at the expense of developing the player and the team. By focusing on developing the player, this helps the entire team and success will follow.
We recognize that one of the most important aspect of youth sports is the opportunity to teach important life-lessons to impressionable children. All players have the opportunity to benefit from the values taught through teamwork, effort, responsibility, and commitment. NSS understands that children learn from and are influenced by the adults involved in our organization. Accordingly we demand the highest standard of behavior from every board member, director, staff member, coach, and volunteer.