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Coaching Philosophy

Ocala Premier Soccer's (OPS) primary objective is to play attractive, attacking soccer, with a large emphasis on the technical aspect of the game. Our desire is for our
players to have the ability to keep possession of the ball whilst having the technical foundation and tactical awareness to be comfortable playing in numerous positions
on the field.  

Our aim is to build this into the program from a very early age. Having our players comfortable on the ball, an ability to play with both feet and the confidence to make decisions on the field will allow OPS to have an identity as a program. Our playing philosophy will be modeled throughout the club, with our systems of preference being the 4-2-3-1 and the diamond.  

Here at OPS we create a positive, learning environment which gives the players the freedom and confidence to express themselves. Our coaching staff use a 'guided discovery' coaching style which leads the players to make their own decisions on the soccer field. By passing this trust onto the player they are more likely to grow in confidence, think for themselves and most importantly learn what you are asking them to achieve.  

Soccer is a game of the moment and players not coaches need to decide at that moment what they should do on the field. We need to help them make that decision for themselves. Our ultimate aim is to support individuals and teams in pushing the boundaries of their personal development whatever their level may be.

Yours in soccer,

Matt Weston
Director of Coaching
Ocala Premier Soccer