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Our Mission - To service the High Country with a professionally managed youth soccer club delivered through licensed coaches, age-specific curriculums, and a philosophy centered on player development.

Philosphy, Curriculums, Coaching, Character Experience the HCSA method!

Soccer with a Philosophy - All of our programs follow a player development philosophy with emphasis on the enjoyment and development of individual players above all else.

Practices with a Curriculum - All of our programs are guided by an age and level appropriate curriculums, designed to develop player’s skills and enjoyment of soccer.

Professional Licensed Coaching - All of our coaches are licensed, paid, professional coaches. We ask parents to leave the coaching to our staff, verbal instruction, direction, or coaching is not permitted from parents during practices and games.

Character - We believe a component of player development is character development. We aim to develop players who compete with respect, humility, and graciousness.

HCSA programs are designed to complement one another to form a player development progression from U4 to U18. A player development philosophy means our programs are developed in the best interests of developing individual soccer players technically, tactically, physically, and mentally to reach their full potential. It is the belief of HCSA that a player development approach to our philosophy is in the best interests in growing and developing the game of soccer and improving the overall quality of players.

The concept of player development is essential to the long-term growth and improvement of the player. Player development demands that "the player is central" to all decisions made regarding training and competition.

The chart below provides a guideline to HCSA's focus on development versus match results at various ages through the player development progression.


AGE GROUPDEVELOPMENT VS MATCH RESULTS
U4-U10100% Development0% Match Results
U11-U1375% Development25% Match Results
U14-U1650% Development50% Match Results
U17-U1825% Development75% Match Results

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