Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club-OISC
DSP-Developmental Soccer Program
To develop each child's soccer skills in order to increase his or her self-confidence and love of soccer before introducing competitive games and leagues through maximum participation, emphasis on learning, focus on fun and coaching positively.
To require every coach encourages every player to actively participate in each soccer session and to have equal participation over practices and games.
Emphasis on Learning
To maintain an emphasis on learning rather than winning. Winning should be the product of learning. Teach the necessary skills and the players will eventually win.
Focus on Fun
To foster an understanding that keeping soccer fun will develop a long-lasting love of the game and produce high participation at a high performance level.
To provide training in progressive soccer coaching techniques that will cause each DSP coach to make an extra effort to understand and communicate, and to give positive help, support and training to all players.
Fun, active and safe
High level of instruction
Highly skilled soccer players who love the game
We are adopting the theme, "Success is not measured by goals or wins" to ensure a stress-free environment for the children. We will ask participants (coaches, players, referees and parents) to sign a code of conduct sheet pertinent to their role, and will monitor conduct at games. To further reinforce the concepts of 4-a-side soccer, smaller goals will be used for U7 games, and goaltenders will be used for only about half of U9 games. Positive links between the DSP, Youth Competitive and Recreational Programs of the Club will be developed and monitored.
DSP Plan to Achieve the
Objective and Goals
In order to give players the best development possible, we encourage a ratio of practice time to game time of 4:1 for U-7 and U-9 and a 3:1 ratio for U-11. In line with this plan, DSP uses a combination of two practice nights a week coupled with 4 festivals. The U-11 also has planned friendlies during some weeks.