Style of play is very important to TSS Academy. We believe that young players should be coached to play the game properly. Essentially that means being thoughtful with the ball and not aimlessly kicking the ball forward in the hopes of generating errors on the part of the opposition. We believe in playing out of the back and through the midfield with a series of quick decisions - whether that's 1 or 2-touch passes or dribbling to change angles. Does this always win soccer games? No. Invariably it can cause costly mistakes because young players are still developing their technique and decision-making ability. But we believe that playing this way develops players and that takes precedent over winning trophies at the youth level. In the end, it does generate results on the scoreboard but it takes persistence and it takes patience. Our focus is on coaching the players to their potential for tomorrow - not on coaching the players to their limitations for today.
Below are some video highlights from the TSS Elite program.