Developmental Philosophy · Technical

Developmental Philosophy

  • Technical ability is the most prized component of individual player performance.
  • The ability to maintain possession in attacking areas of the field is the base team tactical focus.
  • Speed of play through quick, combination passes is the trademark style of play.
  • Creativity, individual and collective, is possible through technical quality and tactical sophistication.
  • Long-term player development and success is the driving concern behind all decisions.


FC Wisconsin Nationals Background

FC Wisconsin was founded in 2013, as the re-structured and re-focused successor to FC Milwaukee Nationals. The new brand of FC Wisconsin reflects a new philosophy, club vision, and club structure all designed to improve the daily player development environment.

FC Wisconsin represents the scope of the club’s player pool and vision – to represent and include the top players from throughout the state of Wisconsin.

From a coaching standpoint, the club’s staff has been re-created from the ground up with individuals focused on long-term player development, a commitment to ongoing coaching education, and a passion for helping players maximize their potential. From a structural standpoint, the club has been re-organized around coaching pods that allow multiple coaches to interact with every player – to provide improved coaching ratios, more individual attention, and the true feel of a soccer “club.”

FC Wisconsin Partner Programs

FC Wisconsin boys and girls are partner brands with the same goal of improving the player development environment in Wisconsin. The different brands represent the areas of focus of each program, and the aspirations of the players. The FC Wisconsin girls program strives to develop the top girls players and teams in Wisconsin; players U13 and older compete in the Elite Clubs National League – the nation’s highest level of girls youth soccer.

The staff in both programs work closely with each other to share ideas, implement curriculum, and lead Wisconsin soccer. The programs are each structured differently to meet the unique needs of aspiring female and male soccer players, and to allow laser-like focus on the needs of each program. To learn more about the structure, goals, and program of FC Wisconsin girls program, visit