South Central Premier

South Central Premier has always been committed to playing an attractive and positive brand of soccer, with ball possession as our trademark. At the core of this commitment is a belief that player development is at the center of everything we do, and is placed ahead of winning. Players are encouraged to be creative, especially in the developmental ages. We seek to be better prepared than the opponent in all phases of play.

Modern soccer is all about speed of play and transition. Being able to rapidly switch from attack to defense or defense to attack is vital; these transitions are both collectives by the team and individual by the players. The instant we win the ball, strive to break quickly on teams before they can organize their defense. On transition to defense, find the balance between pressing teams high up and retreating quickly behind the ball.

Offensively, find the right balance between playing direct and keeping possession. Emphasize speed of play with quick passing and combination play (control, pass & move); good technique is the key to the speed of play.

On defense, we play an aggressive, fair, and hard game; making sure we are prepared individually, in blocks, and as a team collectively. Zonal defense is to be the basis of the team defensive scheme; all teams playing a flat back four. It is important to focus attention on tackling, winning air balls and winning 2nd balls.