OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
TEXAS THUNDER SKILLS CLINICS
BAREFOOT - 4yrs & UP
Ball control,keep ball close
Dribbling-individual technique- inside / outside, left - right
ADVANCED - 8 - 12 yrs
Ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting
Use feints to off-balance defender
Letter from the Director of Coaching
Our philosophy at Texas Thunder is different than most other clubs. Every club is going to talk to you about player development, and that should be a major focus of every club. But let me ask you this, is player development all they are offering?
At Texas Thunder Soccer Club, we want to provide more. We want kids with multiple interests. Kids still need to be kids and have a chance to learn and enjoy other activities. Our coaches strive to not only produce better players, but also better people. We plan on using our training sessions to also teach life lessons. The things they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. We are concerned about their faith and their education. Teaching them to be a great player is important, but not as important as becoming a productive member of society. We talk to the kids about commitment, responsibility to others, keeping your obligations both on and off the pitch. Soccer can take them places, yet nothing will take them as far as a good education. We want to instill this in them.
Our coaches are more focused on growth than wins and losses. Don’t get me wrong, winning is important, but learning to lose with dignity is just as important. If the team is improving and the kids are learning to play the right way, winning will become a byproduct of the work put in. They must also be having fun. Going undefeated but playing in fear of making mistakes is not fun. We all learn from errors. It’s how we respond to them that makes us winners. I believe in the acronym F.A.I.L.:
First Attempt In Learning.
I have taught this for over 20 years and it still holds true today.
We believe a team is a family and everyone is accountable to one another. We want them to attain their personal goals while working for the team. Chemistry and trust are just as important as individual development.
If you are looking for your child to grow as a person as well as a player, give us a shot. At Texas Thunder, it is about doing the right thing. In all walks of your life.
Director of Coaching