Local Teams have Success with Creative Player Training

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FCCA U10 Boys Chelsea

2008 Charlotte Adidas Cup Champions

"Our players are developing ball control and skill through implementation of the Creative Player youth policy.  Our pool training sessions focusing on individual technical development and basic game understanding are now showing wonderful results on the field.  Our players posses confidence and skill that was evident in our recent success at the Charlotte Adidas Cup.  Creative Player has given us a wonderful player development philosophy for our youth at FC Carolina Alliance.  We look forward to continued success in seeing young emerging players develop Creative Player SKILLS for exciting attacking soccer."

Coach Landon O'Bryan




U10 Challenge CUFC/Harris YMCA

2004 NCYSA State Champions!
Charlotte City Cup Champions!
Challenge League Champions!

For two seasons our team trained under the guidance of Charlotte United FC's Youth Technical Director John Pietak and the Creative Player SKILLS development program. The impact of this training system has had an incredible influence on both the coaches and players as we truly reached our full potential as individuals and as a team in playing exciting attacking soccer. The Creative Player SKILLS curriculum developed technical proficiency in all our players and developed the tactical understanding necessary for us to acheive outstanding performances. But, most importantly the emphasis on enjoying the game of soccer by mastering technique and tactical concepts made this truly a remarkable experience that will remain etched in the minds of our coaches, players, parents and yes, even our opponents! Thank you CUFC and Creative Player for outstanding youth development!

Coaching Staff: Kyle Johnson, Erik Fine, Michelle Stutts


Boonville Lady Knights U-14 Soccer

2006 NCYSA Recreation Cup State Champions 

“We adopted the Creative Player philosophy about four years ago. Several of our players and all of our coaches have attended Creative Player camps. We make the Creative Player curriculum part of every practice. The results have been fantastic. In the last three years, this team is 13-1 in NCYSA tournament play, earning State Champion titles in 2006 and 2004. They were a finalist in 2005. We firmly believe that our success is a result of hard work, team work, and making the commitment to develop the fundamental skills as outlined by Creative Player.

Their staff has always been great to work with. Our local program has implemented Creative Player for all ages, beginning with U5. We have seen positive development in our young players and those that are now in high school. In the 2006 season – 5 of our high school men’s varsity starters made all conference and 5 made honorable mention. This was their 4th year of Creative Player development too.

Thanks to Creative Player for all of the assistance they have provided over the years. It has really made a difference in the soccer skills of our players and their ability to succeed.

Ken Brendle – Coach Boonville Lady Knights & Director of Boonville Soccer Program 




Starmount High School Rams

2006 Mountain Valley Conference Champions
15-1 Overall and 12-0 Conference

The Starmount Rams varsity soccer team is where we are today because of the Creative Player SKILLS training.  The program emphasizes individual creativity within the framework of team play.  I have seen amazing development in each of my players over the last three years and in my teams as well.   The Creative Player staff has taken a personal interest in this group of players and coaches as we are truly reaching our full potentinal as individuals and as a team.  The Creative Player Skills Curriculum has developed our technical and tactical skills to allow us to perform at our best each and every time we step onto the pitch.  Thank You Creative Player for creating an outstanding player based learning program as well as a team oriented environment in which all players can be successful.

Dale Draughn
Head Varsity Soccer Coach
Starmount High School





U11 Challenge Mint Hill / Matthews Sidekicks

MSC Tournament Champions 2005

The SideKicks are where they are because of Creative Player Skills training. The emphasis on creativity within the framework of team play appeals to kids. To watch the development of these girls, from when we started back in August, to right now, is incredible. The repetitive nature of the drills centered around the philosophy, soccer is fun, makes for a faster learning curve. Frank and I are two parent coaches who have been able to pattern our practices after Creative Player training sessions and see tremendous growth in skills mastery from one week to the next. These girls have truely responded to the message "that soccer is more than a game, it's art". Watch the SideKicks and you see the culmination of tactical and technical training combined with passion for and enjoyment with, the game of soccer. Thank you Creative Player for creating an environment whereby our kids can learn, express their soccer creativity and have fun!

Coaching Staff: Chip Galloway and Frank Sneyd