Development Philosophy

KNVB FC Development Philosophy

Development Before Results

At KNVB FC we are committed to producing players who can demonstrate advanced technical skills, those who place value on ball retention, and can perform at an aesthetically pleasing level, that is to play the game attractively, and who can navigate the game in multiple systems of play leading to a greater appreciation of the overall game.

In order for our club to best facilitate this commitment to our membership, we have created a systematic approach for teaching specific topical themes within the appropriate phases of the player’s psychological and physical timeline.

We have established development phases that are specific to the player and team’s age matrix. This allows us to develop players and teams at their appropriate rate and to only focus on the needed elements within this phase, very much how a student might learn math in school.

Our emphasis at all phases of player development is to stress individual player improvement and growth and to protect the tendency for players, parents and coaches to solely focus on the results.

The club will develop individual players in the four pillars of the game

  1. Technical: A player’s individual technique on the ball and how it is applied to the demands of the game will be our focus.
  2. Tactical: Each player will be evaluated on how they carry out their individual and team tactics during the course of a game. More specifically how they adapt and adjust to the demands of the game.
  3. Physical: Each player will be evaluated by his or her speed/agility, strength/power, recovery and overall game fitness.
  4. Psychological: Each player will be observed on his or her soccer attitude on and off the field. i.e., preparation, motivation, emotions and wiliness to play and try different positions.