Coaches Manual

Corvallis Soccer Club (CSC) is a non-profit organization that serves players from Corvallis, Philomath and surrounding communities. The purpose of the Club is to develop individual soccer players’ skills and talents through providing the best coaching available, promoting physical development through soccer, and through the formation and administration of competitive and recreational soccer teams and leagues in order to teach all aspects of soccer skills, support competitive and recreational amateur athletics, and to foster a culture of sportsmanship and fair play.

CSC has created a customized, dynamic Player Development Plan that is unique to our community and the Pacific Northwest. Our customized plan is assembled using resources from US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, Oregon Youth Soccer Association, Portland Timbers/Thorns Academy, and ODP development standards and practices. Combined with our support of high school and AYSO programs, this makes CSC and its development pathway specific to our community, Oregon, and the United States and provides our players with a clear pathway that coincides with the opportunities for advancement based on their skill level and desires. This manual is meant to be a living, comprehensive resource for players; parents and coaches based on their needs and desire to reach their desired playing level.

A primary goal is to prepare and equip players who want to advance beyond club soccer if they so choose. CSC has put dozens of players into the Timbers/Thorns Regional Training Centers, Olympic Development Program and we have sent several players to ODP Regional Camp, Region IV ODP Championships and we have sent two players into national teams. Our combined staff has hundreds of years of experience coaching in both Oregon and elsewhere across the United States bringing a wealth of knowledge to our players.

In addition to our goal of equipping players, a founding principle of our club is that no player will be turned away due to financial limitations or constraints. We have a robust Fee-Reduction program and award more than $17,000 in financial support each year to our players who need assistance.