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PSA Introduces Three Phases of Excellence

Potomac Soccer Association is proud to introduce the Three Phases of Excellence club model for the 2020-21 soccer year and beyond:

PSA Futures Phase (U7/8-U10)

  • Director of Coaching – Mars Rabara
  • U7/8 Program Director – Stephen Hauschild
  • Pathway – From Player Development League to Futures Phase
    Small Sided Soccer Formats (4v4-7v7)
  • 4 Levels of Growth – Character | Cognition | Technical & Tactical | Intro to Principles of Play
  • Introduction to Team and Travel Soccer
  • Focus on Development over Results
  • Player Centric approach to Coaching (Guide the Player/Guide the Team)
  • Promote learning with understanding & self evaluation during the process

PSA Development Phase (U11-U14)

  • Director of Coaching – Dave Kovack
  • Pathway – From Futures Phase to Development Phase
  • Small Sided Soccer to Full Sided (9v9-11v11)
  • 4 Levels of Growth – Character | Cognition | Technical & Tactical | Comprehension of Principles of Play
  • Focus on Development. Additional focus on Results
  • Preparing players for High School Soccer
  • Player Centric approach to Coaching (Guide the Player/Guide the Team)
  • Promote learning with understanding & self-evaluation during the process

PSA Competition Phase (U15-U19)

  • Director of Coaching – Brian Wall
  • Pathway – From Development Phase to Competition Phase
  • Full Sided (11v11)
  • 4 Levels of Growth – Character | Cognition | Technical & Tactical | Implementation of Principles of Play
  • Focus on Results and Development
  • Preparing players for College or Professional Soccer
  • Player Centric approach to Coaching (Guide the Player/Guide the Team)
  • Promote learning with understanding & self-evaluation during the process

Summer Drop-In Schedule

Our 2022 summer drop-in schedule is now live! PSA players will have the opportunity to get additional training this summer from our coaching staff. It is an excellent way for players to learn from the coaches in their age group, get acquainted/reacquainted with their teammates, and fine-tune their skills ahead of the 2022-2023 season.  Can

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