One of Kansas City Scott Gallagher’s core values is the education of both players and coaches. To support that mission the KCSG Soccer Club will budget a set amount each year from Club fees to be available for reimbursements to coaches seeking continuing education through licensing clinics, coaching seminars or other types of coaching education approved by the Board. This does not include instructional CD’s, DVD’s, subscriptions, equipment or other written materials. The following guidelines have been approved by the Board and must be adhered to by coaches wishing to obtain financial reimbursement from the Club for some or all of their continuing education:
This document serves as KCSG Club’s tiering philosophy and implementation guidelines. All top-class soccer clubs employ some form of a formal player and team tiering plan. These guidelines have been approved by the KCSG Board of Directors.
A formal tiering approach, if adhered to by the membership and implemented well by the Club, can serve to promote proper player development and can support teams striving for soccer excellence at all playing levels. KCSG believes in the natural progression of player development from recreational to competitive to premier. The Club accomplishes player development through individual skills-based training at the earliest of ages, transitioning to the age-appropriate team and tactical training at older ages. By tiering players and teams at the proper ages, players and coaches can be grouped together based on player skill and competitive drive. Tiering players at the proper age will assist coaches in maintaining a player pool with consistent abilities which allows for more focus on common development opportunities for the players and team. Tiering players will also allow certain teams to compete at the proper levels of competition from local developmental events to State and Regional Championships. KCSG’s Directors of Coaching expects coaches at all ages/genders to work together by supporting open communication and cooperation within the Club. At the age of tiering, the expectation of coaches/players/parents remains the same; an environment of mutual respect, communication and cooperation working towards a common goal of player development and achievement of soccer excellence.
KCSG will implement a formal tiering process for players, coaches and teams during the annual Summer tryouts for teams U12 and above. The following guidelines are intended for U12 and above Club teams:
These guidelines are not intended to be all-inclusive. Any questions, disputes or clarifications should be forwarded to the DOC Committee or Age Group Coordinators. Any violations of these guidelines may be addressed first by the DOC Committee. If disputes/violations are of a more serious nature, they may be brought before the Club Disciplinary Committee or the full Board of Directors.