Winning vs Development

How Important is Winning?
At the end of the day, all players, parents, coaches want to win. However, ASA believes that focusing on player development through proper training and providing a positive environment for our players to play in is more important than the win/loss record. All players will be evaluated on their developmental progress and achievements through that process. All players will be encouraged to compete at their highest level possible, and will be challenged to play the game of soccer the proper way regardless of the win/loss outcome. ASA believes with sound technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills encouraged through a developmental ‘process’ oriented philosophy, players will gain the necessary tools to maximize their potential and ultimately reach their goals through life.