Dear KBSC Community,
Welcome to the start of a great 2022-23 season. Our club has evolved into one of the top clubs in South Florida, playing at the highest levels, while giving every player the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. Our Competitive Team program will continue under the leadership of Jimmy Asprilla (Technical Director) and Claudio Nocco (Director of Coaching). This year each one will focus on specific age groups so we can focus on their development. Pichi Acosta will continue to lead all of our intramural/recreational programs, including the JR Academy, Pre-Academy and PeeWee programs. Jorge Mazo will step into the new role as Head Coach of the Recreational programs. The club will continue to improve our age specific development methodology for ages 3 to 18. There strong focus on technical superior players, and incorporating a more demanding physical fitness regimen.
If you are on a Competitive team, we will face challenges as we continue to have limited field space. But the number of teams stays at 38.
The Elite Competitive Boys and Girls teams in the U13+ age groups have been accepted into the Sunshine Conference and FSPL leagues, while our U14,U15, & u17 Girls will play in the NPL league. We will push our players with high-intensity practice sessions. We are proud that continue to retain top-quality coaches and added some highly experienced coaches to make our club stronger.
We will perform quarterly player evaluations and assess natural talent, intelligence, skill, maturity, teamwork, attitude, respect, and personal character. A Player’s development will dictate how they move up or down in their age group during the season. Decisions to move players are made on a case-by-case basis. There may be occasions when a player will be invited to guest play or move permanently to fill a need or an opening on a team. Also, players develop differently and certain situations will dictate how the coaches manage their rosters. Our coaching staff and directors will work constantly to evaluate team progress and select the appropriate league and tournament levels to achieve the best developmental results.
Teams will not be chosen because…
- They are best friends.
- They attend the same school.
- The parents get along and want to keep the group together.
We know that some decisions may not be in accordance with parents’ or players’ opinions, but we ask you to kindly respect the process. If a parent would like to discuss their player’s selection on a particular team, they should make an appointment to speak directly with the coach or our Directors.
Development is the #1 priority for our club. We will put extra focus on the girl’s development in Recreation and Competitive Travel, making sure that our coordinators work on the fundamentals and schedule a special time to allow them to have more touch with the ball. Our boys have tremendous depth across all age groups. We will promote a style of play that stresses possession football, technical skills, and high-pressure defense for all programs.
We have high expectations this season for all of our programs. As our club competes at the highest levels at State Cup and regional/national tournaments, we are now considered among the top teams in Florida. With that comes a huge responsibility. It is important to conduct ourselves at practices and games at the highest standard. That’s why we are going to emphasize RESPECT and DISCIPLINE this season. We must adhere to the principals of good conduct. All players and parents must manage their emotions and respect their teammates, opponents, referees, other parents during the season. We will not tolerate disrespect and poor behavior. Our staff will review all red cards issued this year and impose harsh discipline on anyone who does not conduct themselves properly. Repeat offenders will be asked to leave the club.
We want to wish everyone in the KB community a healthy and fantastic season. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at your earliest convenience.
Pichi Acosta, Director of Coaching
Intramural/JR Academy & PeeWee Programs
Technical Director, All Programs
Claudio Nocco, Director of Coaching