Established in 2007, Soccer Schools Indonesia (SSI), were invited by English Premier League Club Arsenal F.C to join them in a partnership to form SSI-Arsenal in order to try to achieve our shared vision of developing a love for soccer amongst the young. Not just for the talented but for youngsters of all ages and abilities.
We offer an opportunity for those who want to have top class professional, progressive coaching irrespective of their experience or ability. All we ask is that they love soccer and want to be part of the game.
SSI - Arsenal is not intended as a "nursery" for the famous Premier League Club. If an exceptionally talented youngster comes along then, yes, we would ensure his talent was drawn to Arsenal Football Club's attention. Above all though, our partnership is to promote soccer in Indonesia and to offer a soccer school with coaching that reflects the immense experience of the Arsenal coaching staff with an opportunity for all to enjoy.
Arsenal coaching staff visit us regularly throughout the year and work not only with our students but also our own coaches for ongoing assessment purposes.
SSI - Arsenal is Indonesia's premier soccer school, and is an official Arsenal soccer school affiliated to Arsenal in the UK. In line with any premier league club, SSI - Arsenal sets high standards for its coaches and ensures that its facilities and settings are the best in Indonesia.
SSI ARSENAL CURRICULUM
Along with the Arsenal Soccer Schools coaching modules, our coaches also utilize the Long Term Athlete Development framework to set our coaching curriculum.
Consistent with SSI’s vision of “Creating a place where kids can realize their maximum potential through soccer oriented programs”, the term ‘Athlete’ is intended to imply all soccer players. It is used because it is the generic term used by all sports. Research shows that teaching young people good basic movement skills at an early age enhances their positive feelings about long-term participation in sport because they feel equipped with the basic ‘tools of the trade’.
LTAD can therefore help to provide a means of developing an integrated, systematic approach to athlete development that will both foster long term participation and ensure that all players are able to achieve their full potential, whether that be as a recreational club player, or playing at international level.
Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is made up of 6 stages:
- Learning to Train
- Training to Train
- Training to Compete
- Training to Win
As our programs cater more toward youth players, we will focus more on the first 4 stages of the LTAD.
Our coaches create their coaching sessions in line with the considerations outlined in each of these stages.
Students who train with us for more than 6 training sessions each term will be subjected to evaluations by their respective coaches. These written evaluations will take into account our key areas of development: Ball Control, Passing & Receiving, Defending, Finishing, Team Skills, Movement Skills, Mental Attributes and Physical Attributes.
The player evaluations will be distributed to the players at the last session of the term and we are also in the process of making them viewable through our password protected website.