The Curriculum for WSA soccer is a living document. It is the "always becoming" instructional plan, that helps provide the guideposts for learning and teaching inside the WSA Soccer Program. The history of devleopment of The WSA Way curriculum is now, and has been throughout club history, the ongoing analysis, appraisal, and assessment of methodology and outcomes. It is specific in detail, and wide-ranging in scope of reach, as well as broadly stretching in terms of flexiblity towards the learner (the PLAYER) and the teacher (the COACH).
The curriculum includes periodization planning cycles, age specific objectives and outcomes, and value-driven transformative goals. The WSA Way is NOT a rigid teaching model, it is not an absolute, it is not a one-size fits all model, and it is not the best methodology for all. The WSA Way curriculum does not replace the team culture or individual team game model that is most intimately connected to the player's experience.
The WSA Way is a paradigm, a lens of perspective, offered each player, coach, team, parent, administrator, and leader of WSA. It has been shaped by history. When we look through the lens of The WSA Way it includes every success, every failure, every small and great challenge, every training session, every game played, every moment shared, and all of the great lessons learned from our respected opponents and competitors along the way. Embracing the curriculum is a way of not only connecting to history, but also in shaping the future. It becomes each WSA player's, coach's, parent's, and administrator's, LEGACY.
The WSA Way is a way of playing football that reflects on a culture of the organization. Therefore it is "value driven" and "core competency" laden. There is a mission behind the curriculum that drives the specific goals and objectives for player outcomes. The WSA Way is intended to fulfill the mission of generating a supremely valuable player experience, development as player and person through the challenge and struggle of growth, and forming relationally to something bigger than ourselves. It is a Way to live, to play, to become, and to relate. The curriculum contains a game model and this model connects an on-field culture to an off-field culture. When executed properly, when the right person intersects this way of teaching, learning, and interacting, the mission of transformation takes place, and a process of reaching our best, our maximal capacity, as a player, teammate, and person is realized.