After having many conversations with parents about their player's development, FC Wisconsin would like to help guide the U9-14s in goal setting. We have found that there is a huge desire to have a tangible calendar which allows a player to track the progress of his goals or start the process of goal setting. Goals map where your son wants to land. If he has a vague or general goal, your son won't end up where he wants to be, because he is not mapping a direction. The power of S.M.A.R.T. goals lies in the simple formula ... when his goals are Smart, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound he strengthens his opportunity to achieve his end results.
Please print the S.M.A.R.T. Goals Calendar for your son, and have him fill in the first two boxes "What Am I Confident In" and "Areas to Improve" for the first week. As the week progresses, your son would fill in the daily boxes with the amount of time/repetitions spent on whatever item he has chosen to work on. If he has questions on what to work on, please reach out to the coaching staff, and we can give suggestions.
Again, this a great way for each player to maximize their technical/physical part of their game!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
FC Wisconsin Youth Director