FC Wisconsin Nationals is proud to announce the members of the club for the 2013-2014 season! The 2013-2014 season will mark the first season under new Academy Director Ben Shepherd, and Associate Academy Director Billy Solberg and along with returning Assistant Coaches John Coleman, Keith Tiemeyer, and Dave Madsen there is a real sense of excitement and anticipation heading into the year!!
"As a staff we are looking forward to getting the season started this weekend (September 21st and 22nd - see related article entitled: FC Wisconsin Nationals and FC Wisconsin Eclipse Open Season with Home Stand). It has been a long tough pre-season, but all the players have really bought into the competitive culture that we have created within the program and they are eager to get going". said FC Wisconsin Nationals Academy Director Ben Shepherd. "With a good core of returning players, and a talented group of new players added to the Program, we feel we have the potential to have a successful season." Click here to view a pdf of the U18, U16 and U14 FC Wisconsin USSDA 2013-2014 rosters.
The Development Academy is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top 80 youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the U.S. with an everyday environment designed to produce the next generation of Collegiate and National Team players. The Academy’s programming philosophy is based on increased training, less total games and more competitive and meaningful games. FC Wisconsin is proud to be the only club in Wisconsin that is sanctioned to have teams competing in the USSDA, with U14, U16, and U18 boys squads.
The FC Wisconsin Nationals “club-based” or “program-based” philosophy is based on long-term athletic development principles. These include providing multiple different coaches for each team and player (all under the same philosophy), frequently moving players between age groups in training and in competition, having a very high training-to-game ratio, and using a training curriculum focused on individual technical and tactical development.