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THUSC's Philosophy - Player Education and Development

Our primary goal at the Tualatin Hills United Soccer Club is to develop our student athletes so they are prepared for the challenges ahead on high school, college, state, regional, and national teams. It is UNITEDÂ’s desire to develop individual players to fit into the team concept; the result is individual success and team success.

We offer a year around program with a predictable year-long calendar that incorporates club wide breaks. Players are expected to follow the calendar as it is designed appropriately per age group.

Team selections are uniform for each age group. Tryouts 2003-2004 will consist of a traditional tryout U-11 to U18; a first team and a second team will be chosen based on playing ability, and proper competitive levels of play.

It is the philosophy of UNITED to create a positive developmental environment at U-11. This environment begins at tryouts. It is the goal of UNITED to make the transition from recreational soccer to classic soccer painless and positive. At the U-12 to U-19 age groups, the majority of club members will have at least one year of development at the classic level; therefore, integration into club activities is expected and anticipated.

UNITED believes the game is the best teacher. With a combination of structure and self-realization, players are trained to be well-rounded athletes when faced with situations on the field and in society. Players are trained by an excellent coaching staff, dedicated to personal education. UNITED has playing time requirements to allow players to see success in game situations.

Updated 5/21/2003
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