About Player Pools

This concept is a better way of allowing players to develop within their appropriate age group, similar to how the academic system works. All children are included within the same grade within the school system yet they are in different classrooms based on their educational prowess. Because some students are better at math they take Math 2 while some of the other students are in Math 1. This is a concept that allows all students to learn math at their own pace.

We will train players together within a pool but will have the ability to separate the group during training in order to ensure they are progressing individually. The skills will be challenged with the games that they can participate in on the weekends. This evaluation process is also more beneficial for the coach. It gives the Century United staff a chance to evaluate the players over a longer period of time. If a player shows up to a tryout and doesn’t perform well, the staff must make a tough decision on that very night. We may not accept a player because they had a tough day at school or a fight with their parents on the way to the tryout. This leads to anxiety, which stimulates the “fight-or-flight” response and increases the sympathetic nervous systems release of adrenaline. This will inevitably cause distractions and inhibit a players’ skill level. All of this could lead to a “bad tryout” and frustration for the child.