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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FAQS
TECHNICAL PHILOSOPHYGGS’s Technical Philosophy is based on the long-term development of its players and is focused on the academy’s style of play and game model. Game model is the process that organizes and pursues to improve soccer teams and players to achieve common goals and success. GGS’s game model is an entertaining soccer style of play, with great possession of the ball, high levels of technical skill, players play with courage, flair, and passion. The more organized GGS’s teams and players are, the more success they will have to achieve common goals and success. On the academy, it is fundamental that all the players have an excellent tactical understanding of how the team plays during the games. GGS’s game model has principles of play so that smart players train and play soccer on principles guided by GGS’s coaches where the objective in this system is the team's success above all else.
TRAINING PHILOSOPHYGGS is recognized as a club where the players train as if they are playing the game. To achieve and implement this philosophy, we train our players the same way across all age groups, from the youngest all the way to the oldest level. Every exercise created or chosen will be associated with the current GGS’s game model and style of play. Of course, there are physiological and psychological differences that we must take into consideration, and we do implement them correctly for each age group. It is also important for players to understand what they are doing in practice sessions, this way they can connect and transfer these skills to the game. For this reason, our players train accordingly to master the components necessary to play the game: technically, tactically, physically, and psychologically. All training exercises are with the ball A lot of repetitions to create good habits Professional environment Age-appropriate curriculum to maximize players’ development Tactical periodization training Tactical periodization is a training methodology which cares about everything around the game model, acknowledging that even the smallest detail can positively/negatively influence a team and/or individual’s success in the field. GGS uses tactical periodization as a training methodology to help teams and players understand the roles and responsibilities to perform well in the game. Training is organized in a way to help achieve a collectively, sectoral, intersectoral, and individually insight of how to play the “REAL GAME.”
PLAYER IDENTIFICATION PHILOSOPHYGGS’s Player Identification Philosophy acknowledges the club’s long-term vision and emphasizes the importance of an appropriate learning environment and a shared responsibility for all those involved. The philosophy is a framework based on ideals, beliefs, and standards. It describes our behavior and thoughts and guides us in the way we are working. The philosophy is also based on our vision, values, and beliefs. GGS’s Player Identification Philosophy principles are: Talent can be developed in the right environment Drive talent identification in surrounding communities through networking Identification and examination must happen within the context of the game Must acknowledge that players develop at different rates and their performance trajectory is non-linear Talent identification is an examination and monitoring process with long term objectives where performance and potential are influenced by environment, age, and maturation Coaching Staff must use a common structure for examining players Building relationships with all communities Use a gender-neutral approach where we can and a gender specific approach where needed
PLAYER DEVELOPMENTGGS offers innovative, comprehensive, and customized training programs at all its programs. The objective is to create a challenging and motivating learning environment where athletes are pushed to be the best version of themselves. With a proven training methodology, professional and quality training programs, GGS provides ALL athletes the ultimate foundation for success, both on and off the field. Below is the player development path for all our student-athletes.
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