Victory United Kinetic Football Club (VUK)is a non-for profit organization dedicated to provide stimulating and positive soccer experiences for boys and girls in our area. We are open to provide training to children from all backgrounds and skill levels. Our new program will create leaders both on and off the field. The VUK-FC program will teach them to foster integrity, respect, reasonability, sportsmanship and leadership skills.
Our coaches are former professional soccer players with world class level experience and also great training and experience working with children. They maintain their love and passion for soccer making them great roll models for our players to look up to.
Our goal is not only to create the best soccer club in the Greater San Antonio Area but to increase community involvement.
Our program is based on the US Soccer Model.
The Player Development Model is divided into three main parts:
- Part I is the Primer, which provides general information on coaching methods, training tools and the elements of a healthy soccer environment.
- Part II, Zone 1: Preteen Age Groups provides information on coaching U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 age groups and is organized into separate chapters for each of those age groups.
- Part III, Zones 2 and 3, Teenagers, discusses the challenges and solutions of working with the U-14, U-16 and U-18+ age groups.
The coach inspires the soccer experience for the players, and this Model provides the knowledge needed to pass on the beautiful game to the next generation.
Ages 4 to 9
Mostly random technical repetitions, psychologically friendly and positive, simple combinations and decision-making activities. Individual basic skills with an emphasis on keeping ball possession. A lot of balance and coordination exercises. Free play – movement education – trial and error – discovery – experimentation
Matches of 3v3 to 6v6 players. No leagues or standings! No tournaments, festivals instead. Many fun and competitive games. Gain technical skills and game insight by playing in simplified soccer situations.
Ages 10 to 14
More combinations on aTack and defense. Many decision-making environments. Psychologically positive with correction. Advanced competitive skills against match opponents. Tactically work on the roles of aTack and defense and the basic principles of play. Exercises should focus on endurance, rhythmic movement, flexibility and running mechanics. Application of where it all fits into the game.
Matches of 8v8 to 11v11 players. Tryouts should not begin until the U-13 age group. Less emphasis on the match results and more emphasis on players’ performances.
Ages 15 to 23
Positional application of ball skills. Intense fitness training now becomes a part of the training routine. Much of the focus of training is now on group and team tactics. Fitness training with an emphasis on speed, range of motion, strength and stamina. Emphasize now the mastery of ball skills and the match application of them.
11v11 player matches with a strong emphasis on combination play. Matches should be used as a learning opportunity to execute new tactical concepts and team formations. There must be a balance between competitive matches and training games.