What do the kids in Steamboat do when it’s not snowing? They play soccer, of course! Since 1984, the Steamboat Soccer Club (SSC) has provided quality youth soccer programs for all levels of players, from the beginner to the advanced. With over 600 players in the club from 5-18 years old, there are opportunities for everyone on recreational and competitive soccer teams, with the competitive teams playing in the Colorado Youth Soccer (CYS) or the Western Slope Soccer League (WSSL).
The club’s priority is to foster athletic and social development of each player and team. Due to the small size of the SSC, teams are often comprised of players with a wide variety of abilities, goals, interests, and commitments.
SSC will focus on the development of the individual player using age appropriate training methods to create the ‘complete player.’ The complete player excels in four major areas of concentration: technical ability, tactical intelligence, physical attributes, and psychological elements. By developing the complete player, the team will be made up of players who work together to achieve team goals.
An extra Steamboat Soccer Club sticker or two can really come in handy. The SSC encourages their parents “to support their player and team in a fashion that breeds a positive and respectful learning environment.” Everyone knows a soccer mom or dad or two that’s prone to get a little too enthusiastic from time-to-time. If they want to scream at the players, let ‘em buy tickets to a Rapids game. Srsly.