Coronado Youth Soccer League

Overview

Introduction


Welcome to Coronado Youth Soccer League. Nado Select is the competitive program of CYSL. Select players are taught technical and tactical aspects of the game of soccer by a professional Coaching Staff led by  former professional soccer players and USSF A licensed coach, Manny Neves.

Player skill development occurs in a disciplined and positive environment. In addition to soccer skills, we teach values such as teamwork, respect, leadership, and integrity. Each player is encouraged to achieve a high level of success, which is accomplished through training, team camps, games, and tournaments. Nado Select provides a unique environment, with access to top training facilities and coaches. We compete in the Presidio Soccer League, which is one of the top soccer leagues of the Nation. The goal of the competitive program is to develop players and teams to their highest potential.

To determine the correct age group for a player, refer to the Cal South Age Group Matrix.  CLICK HERE

All competitive training is held at the Coronado Cays fields. Team practices are grouped Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, with additional Goalie and Circuit training.

CYSL strives to help families in need of financial assistance for the Nado Select Program.  To apply for Financial Assistance, please submit the Financial Assistance Application.

Philosophy

 

The Nado Select  Program is heavily focused on developing the skills necessary for success on the soccer field. Soccer is a dynamic sport with characteristics such as creativity, teamwork, discipline, and endurance, all of which are attributes that any successful athlete will need.

The coaching staff of teams U8-U13 have expertise with coaching youth players. Emphasis is placed on teaching technical skills in a positive sports environment, while at the same time ensuring that players are having fun and developing a passion for the beautiful game of soccer.

The most important period for developing the correct technique for skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting are from ages 6 to 12. Youth that do not participate in a competitive program during this period will fall behind their peers in regard to the technical and tactical aspects of the game.

Nado Select’s aim is to develop players and teams during this most crucial timeframe so that these youth may compete at the next level as young adults. Achievements of a youth player can carry on to even greater success as a high school, collegiate, or even professional player. 

 

Players transitioning into the older age groups are challenged in a unique, competitive environment. The aim is to have players reach their greatest potential, in preparation for high school soccer, 4-year college, or professional play. They have access to top training on exceptional fields. Teams participate in quality tournaments not only for exposure, but to ensure players are challenged in a competitive environment that helps them reach new levels of play.

Brian Hiatt-Aleu, Director of Older Boys, and Kiko Medina, Director of Older Girls, in conjunction with Manny Neves, Director of Coaching, lead the U14-U19 programs. Combined, they bring over 30+ years of coaching and playing experience. They work closely with players, encouraging them to identify future goals and guiding them in the accomplishment of those goals.

We look forward to seeing you out on the field!

Select Training

Required Training


Training will consist of two 1-1/2 hour practices per week for all age groups, a skills session (circuit training) for U8-U10 every other week for part of the season, and up to six scrimmages with other clubs for U11-U14.

A four-day mandatory team training camp is held in the summer (dates coming soon).  Because these camps are run exclusively for the Nado Select teams based on pre-arranged dates, there are no make-up camps or fee credits for missing camp.  The cost of the team camp is included in the registration fees. In addition, pre-season skills training sessions for U12 and below players are held every Friday during the spring months.


All Nado Select teams play regular season games in the Presidio League. Schedules will be available by mid-August on the Presidio website (www.presidiosoccer.com) and will be posted on the site in the specific age group links on the nadosoccer website. The regular season generally runs from late August or early September to mid-November.

Nado Select Soccer Commits To:

Professional Coaching/Playing Time

Coaches will teach soccer and stress the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline and hard work, enabling players to reach their full potential. Adequate playing time helps ensure the development of the player; therefore roster limits are capped so that playing time goals can be achieved whenever possible.

 

Team Camp

Manny Neves is a USSF A-licensed coach who provides an intense, yet fun, soccer camp. As schedules permit, the team coaches, as well as other coaches within the club assist him. Team camp is a great way for players to get back into soccer shape and will help the team get the season started on the right note.

 

Organization Support

The club endeavors to handle the administrative aspects of putting together competitive teams, including organizing tryouts, player registration, game scheduling, field set-up, collecting fees and paying coaches. Coaches and teams set goals for the year, and determine practice schedules and tournament participation.

 

Team Fundraising

The Club provides teams the opportunity for fundraising, and for selling advertising in the tournament programs. Other team fundraising ideas are encouraged, but must be approved by the fundraising coordinator.

 

Scholarships

CYSL provides some financial assistance funds, as available, for players who otherwise would not be able to participate. 

 

Conflict Resolution

The league strives to offer the best possible soccer experience for our children. We have developed a Code of Conduct that each parent, player and coach must sign. These rules are set in order to ensure the highest standards of sportsmanship, and moral and ethical conduct. As members of the Club, we are expected to understand, follow and uphold these rules.

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