PLAY TO COMPETE
Age 15-23 - $250/month, 1 60 minute session/week plus full facility usage.
OBJECTIVES: Establish and implement programs to ensure the technical, tactical, and supporting ancillary skills of the individual player are improved to meet current and future competitive expectations.
ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT: Agility, footwork, dynamic balance, strength, endurance, speed, plyometric/power, and flexibility. A well designed and individualized annual plan should be developed at this stage in conjunction with a fitness expert. As frequency of playing and practicing increases, it is important to monitor for overuse injuries and mental burnout.
TECHNICAL (SKILLS) DEVELOPMENT: Repetition of fundamental skills, curbing bad habits, innovating, tweaking and fine tuning. Mastering skills. Performance benchmarks are set at this stage:
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: Self-defined enjoyment and participation in the sport. Willingness to be flexible and try new things, accepting responsibility, respect, making good choices, leadership skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and mental toughness. Long-term goal setting and incremental steps to get there.
SOCIAL-BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT: Seeking independence without needing to ask permission all the time. Developing logical and deductive reasoning. Self-image is stabilizing but peers are very influential. Opportunity to explore and experiment within sport activity is important. Healthy adult/mentor relationships are beneficial.