Exciting Changes are Coming!
4 New Program Enhancements Coming to Rangers:
The 2018-19 WFC Ranger season is right around the corner and we are excited to announce some major advancements in our program. The WFC Ranger Technical Staff is dedicated to constant improvement and implementing changes to better our community and provide the best soccer program for players and parents alike. The changes coming to Rangers next season will positively impact our club structure, resources, and process as we developmental youth soccer players in Whatcom County.
“It’s a great time to be a part of Rangers. The Technical Staff is working hard to create a training model geared toward Long Term Player Development (LTPD) that will help our players reach the best of their potential. The expanded programs and additional staff are huge steps in that process. We are all very excited for the coming year!” Derrick Ayers, Technical Director
1. Premier Soccer Teams U9-U19
The first major change coming to Rangers is the expansion of competitive soccer from U9-U19. Starting next season, the Ranger Development Program (RDP) will be replaced with premier teams at the U9, U10, and U11 age groups. These teams will travel and compete in the Regional Club League just like the current U12-U19 teams. Players from the ages of U9-U11 have been called the golden years of skill development. By providing a structured training environment, qualified coaches, and a competitive environment, Rangers hopes to inspire and develop players all the way through their soccer careers.
Find out more about the U9-U11 teams
2. Professional Staff Expansion
As Rangers expands our competitive soccer program to better serve our community, it was also important we increased our coaching resources to our players. We are proud to announce Ranger is in the process of hiring three new full time Assistant Directors of Coaching that will become an integral part of our staff. They will coach teams, aid in coaching education, and service our club behind the scenes. Over the past two years Rangers has gone from hiring their first ever full-time Technical Director to expanding our professional coaching staff to six full time directors.
3. Increased Training Opportunities
Rangers is committed to the process of develop players to the best of their abilities by providing a consistent and challenging training environment. Extending our training days from 2 trainings per week to 3 days a week for U11-U19 teams with aid in skill development and retention, as well as provide more opportunities for player movement throughout the week of training. U9-U10 teams will train 2 times per week.
4. Club Wide Calendars – 2018/19 Event Schedules & Club Wide Breaks
A full year event calendar for each team for 2018/19 is now available on our website. For the most part, the calendar will be distributed in three cycles or training blocks and we are working hard to have a consistent schedule from year to year. We have also standardized club wide breaks, meaning every team in our Rangers program will be take time off at the same times throughout the year. We hope this advanced notice will help families manage their schedules and take proper vacation time away from soccer a little easier.
We are extremely excited with these development initiatives for the Rangers program and Whatcom County youth soccer. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Technical Director, Derrick Ayers.