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Melbourne Beach U17 Boys train at the Flutie Athletic Complex (2190 Oak St Melbourne Beach, FL 32951) on Mondays & Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm.


 

TSUNAMI Boys

U17 State Cup

Competitive Team


   

Head Coach

Dave Luna 
daveluna9@gmail.com

203-543-8489

FYSA D coaching license 

USSF National Youth License

Coerver Soccer Coach 

Tryout Info

May 30th: 7:00 - 8:00

June 1st: 7:00 - 8:00

Field 5

Field Layout

Tsunami comp tryout form

www.tsunamisoccer.org

Google Map

 

Competition Soccer Philosophy : Dave Luna

    Coaching Career
  • Played Professionally in Sweden & Denmark
  • Former All-American, Full ride Collegiate Soccer Player
  • 10 years experience coaching from U-6 to College and Semi-Pro
  • Most Consecutive Winning and State Championship holding Coach in the state of Connecticut for High School Soccer.


The objective in any team sport is to transform the group from a mere collection of talented individuals into a highly cohesive unit so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. -Colleen Hacker

 

Together
Everyone
Achieves
More

 

I am a true believer that the team comes first and all else comes second. Understanding this concept takes years to truly master. My goal is to have this team to begin developing the mentally its takes to truly understand this concept. My goal is to have this team have the mentality that whatever they do, they will do it to the best of your best ability.

 

I believe that every player should go into every situation whether it be in life or on the pitch to Play Hard, Play to Win, Have Fun Playing. Playing to win doesn't mean that winning is the end-all, but it's an important component of success. And yet the game is still just that, a game.

 

Having our goals in mind brings up the next important point in my coaching philosophy. I was taught at a very young age that everything in life is earned not given. Everyone on this team will have their own individual goals and as a team we will develop our own team goals. In order to fulfill all the goals lots of work and effort must be put in, which is why playing time will be earned not given. The statement "Playing time is earned, not given" is the foundation of my coaching philosophy. Most teams have starters and role players. However, starters will not receive any special treatment. Everyone on the team is expected to put the best interest of the team first, before any thought is given to individual accomplishments. No individual, coach or player, is more important than the team.

 

What specifically does "Playing time is earned, not given" mean? The amount of playing time each player receives will depend on his/her attitude, skill level, commitment to the team, absences, injuries and game/tournament situations. No Spot is ever guaranteed, everyday will be a battle.

 

Team pride is another cornerstone of a competitive athletic program. Winning builds pride, but so does hard work and commitment to individual and team goals. I will put all my efforts to instill in each player the belief that hard work pays off, and the harder he works, the more he will achieve. While winning is a goal for everyone, at the same time each player should focus on his effort - not the outcome. A team can always control effort but seldom the outcome of a game.

 

Teaching and repetition are two of the tools used to prepare each player to be the best Soccer player he can be. Start with fundamentals, work on techniques and individual skills and teach team defense in depth. Take every opportunity to teach and demonstrate teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for everyone, starting with the coaches. Believing that "Perfect practice makes perfect;" players should properly practice the skills being taught, on a repetitive basis, so that these skills become as natural as walking and talking.

 

I believe that player's technical skills are a requirement when developing the foundation of all players. I believe there is a strong need to spend practices concentrating on developing critical skills such as dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting to strengthen the confidence of the players when on the field. The more balls touches accomplished in practice, the more the players' skills will develop leading to confidence amongst the team in one another. Team Chemistry is also developed with these practices. Overall success will be evident with the combination of all of these assets blended together.

 

Players should set goals for themselves and the team. These goals should be challenging enough to require each player to extend beyond their present skill level. Each player should have the opportunity to achieve success and/or failure in game situations. When they succeed, give them positive feedback in terms of recognition and approval. When they do not succeed, give them feedback in terms of advice or instruction.

 

Communication is a strong belief of mine as well. I don't judge the players by what they can do now but rather on their willingness to put in the effort to grow into a stronger player and desire to be part of a team. I want my players to know that the team will not develop itself; it is up to all of us. It is up to me to be a communicator, a listener and a giver of feedback in order for our team to develop. In order to call ourselves a team we all must respect one another, have the same level of commitment, play as a whole as opposed to individuals, do the best we can and want to WIN!

STAFF MISSION

Our mission is to provide the best opportunity, professional learning and positive playing environment for every player to develop to their technical, physical, and tactical level of play. Repetition and Dedication are main reasons for success in sports. To help improve the player's ball skills & conditioning, we encourage players to work on their own or to work with personal trainer. Player Development should be thought of in the same manner of "School homework", if the player is to develop, it will take additional effort on 'off days' outside of team practices and games. TSUNAMI is resource for those dedicated players who desire the next level of training and competition not offered by any other soccer club around. TSUNAMI is for those players who desire the very best soccer experience available in town providing professional coaching. TSUNAMI strives to field the best possible team in each age group. 

Best Regards, 

Dave Luna


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Dave Luna

Head Coach 

daveluna9@gmail.com

203-543-8489

FYSA D coaching license

USSF National Youth License

Coerver Soccer Coach

Training Info

MONDAYS: 7:00 - 8:30

WEDNESDAYS: 7:00 - 8:30

Field 5