Step 1: PLAYER JOURNAL: All players are provide a BFC Player Journal when they join the club - the purpose of the player journal is to help players maintain their goals, communicate with coaching staff and record progress throughout the seasonal year.
Step 2: iSOCCER APP: All players are provided assess to iSOCCER and app where they can track all 16 assessments and their progress.
Coaching staff can assign homework using this app, identify what areas a player need to work on, etc. This app also provides instructional videos for players and parents to better help them work on their skills at home.
The iSOCCER app also has much more than the 16 assessments and help players with advance skills etc.
Step 3: GET TO WORK: Players will spend the summer, fall and spring seasons working on the "small goals" or benchmarks based on their age.
More than just "on the field" instruction: (3) ways our coaching staff communicates with our players:
Step 4: APPLICATION / EVALUATION: Once a player has accomplish their Technical, Mental and Physical goals a player will submit their application electronically to the Director of Coaching before the deadline so they can receive their Technical evaluation.
Another purpose of the Technical Evaluation is to better prepare our players for ID Camps and the College Recruitment process.
Points are calculated and if a player earns enough points to earn their "next" PDI Badge then it is awarded and presented at our Annual Meeting or other Club Events.
Step 5: ACCOMPLISHMENT: Awards Ceremony and presentation of badge. Player then put the badge on the sleeve of their jersey and are eligible to be promoted.