Most players coming into the TCSA Academy will be entering what psychologist Erik Erikson calls the Competence Stage of development. These are the years in which they will readily absorb skills, ideas, and concepts that will impact and mold their success in the sport in the near and distant future. Knowing the importance of these developmental years, the Academy aims to support the growth of each individual player in life and sport. We believe that every child has a very high ceiling and we enjoy working with each family to be certain that individual goals and needs are met.
The Academy program is designed to highlight and develop the technical, tactical, physical and psychosocial components of the game appropriately for each individual player’s own level of play. Using Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour principle, the Academy and its staff will strive to encourage the development of skills on and off the field of play to maximize the player’s comfort on the ball.
Through 8-10 weeks of diverse training focused on key components of success for players, we will guide players in their journey towards excellence. The Academy guarantees a friendly atmosphere conducive to personal growth and concentration. With sessions that are creative, fun and energetic, each player will have a positive experience that will have them asking for more!