Destin, Florida Soccer

About RAD

For the Kids. For the Sport. For the Community.

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Real Athletic Development Football Club (RAD) was founded in 2012 along the Emerald Coast of Florida in Destin with a focus on competitive youth soccer that works for both the players and the parents. The club understands the dynamics of a club. That’s why we actively talk with parents to see how things are going and keep them involved in their teams’ decisions.

For the Kids. For the Sport. For the Community. That’s the RAD way.All of our coaches are soccer players, meaning they understand the game more than the average textbook coach. You can’t instruct at a higher level on how the game is played unless you’ve been in these kid’s shoes. So in a sense they are like grown-up kids, still playing the game that they learned to love when young.

Having played on just about every patch of grass in northwest Florida we can rightly say one of our greatest assets is Morgans Sports Complex located in Destin, Florida. Professionally maintained by the brilliant staff of the City of Destin, Recreation Sports department, it accommodates all of our teams with perfect grass,  goals for 6v6, 8v8 and 11v11 teams, clean restrooms and central location along Hwy 98.

CODE OF CONDUCT

PLAYERS

  • Representing RAD-FC will always, and without fail, respect all coaches, referees, teammates and opponents.
  • Will not complain to or harass referees.
  • Must never be disrespectful towards their coach.
  • Must complete any at-home training that the coach assigns to the players.

COACHES

  • Will further their coaching education by taking additional licenses or attending courses or clinics.
  • Will arrive at every session in good time to ensure that practice begins promptly when players arrive.
  • Will understand that they are dealing with children or teenagers, not college players or professionals, and will coach accordingly.
  • Will understand that their primary goal is to improve ALL of their players and that winning games is a byproduct of this player development strategy.
  • Will not question referee decisions nor will they engage in debate with opposition coaches.
  • Will ensure that the dialogue with players is positive and will be encouraged to observe what is happening in games rather than coach every action occurring on the field.

PARENTS

  • Should not offer any coaching instruction during games or training sessions.
  • Must never question refereeing decisions
  • Should never make disparaging remarks about any player on the field.
  • Should always avoid disputes with opposing fans.
  • Should applaud good play from either team.
  • Are free to watch training sessions. However, we encourage them to consider whether it might be best for their child to be dropped off and picked up.
  • Any complaints either by phone or e-mail should come to either the Coach, Director of Coaching or President of Real Athletic Development.
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