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Philosophy of Player Development:

At WSC Crush, we have a clear vision of how the game should be played at the highest level. Our coaches structure seasonal/monthly/weekly/daily training sessions, and game day rosters/game plans based on this vision. We always place the best interest of THE PLAYER at the heart of our decision-making process. Our programming is designed to develop and prepare elite youth soccer players to maximize individual & team potential. From WSC Crush Pre-Academy (pre-team formation) to MLS Next, E.C.N.L., Girls Academy & N.P.L., we believe players thrive in a high performance environment where the learning never stops. Our players apply our principles of play & exercise the ‘Growth Mindset’, where mistakes & failure are celebrated as building blocks to success. Our players perform at their highest level when playing with joy, enthusiasm & love for the game.


Our mission statement:


“Our mission is to bring out the best in ALL players. We are a player development club. Our primary objective is to maximize individual and team potential.”


We accomplish this mission by implementing our specific curriculum, methodology and (Team-Tactical) principles of play for all four phases of the game: 


Transition from Attack to Defend


Transition from Defend to Attack


We believe in empowering players through choice, and teach team-tactical-principles in training so players feel comfortable and confident making their own decisions on game day. 



  1. Nor Cal Fall Season (August - December 2022) *Top WSC Crush teams will attend Surf Cup in San Diego, July 2023 (olders) & August 2023 (youngers)​

  2. Nor Cal State Cup & Tournaments (August 2022 - March 2023)

  3. MLS Next (August 2022 - June 2023)

  4. Girls Academy or ECNL Girls *Select Girls only (August 2022 - June 2023) 

  5. Winter Futsal (December 2022 - March 2023)

  6. Coach Zak Camps (July - August 2023)


We believe in providing year-round programming to support our philosophy of player development. We expect all players to participate in NorCal Fall & Spring Leagues, and encourage players to participate in our Winter Futsal Program. However, we recognize and appreciate that young athletes participate in multiple sports, activities and extra-curricular interests/hobbies, so participation in Coach Zak Camps, Clinics and Consulting Winter Futsal and Summer Camps are OPEN to all players, regardless of club affiliation. 

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