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WHAT WE DO
The SK Way is the SK culture - our philosophy, the reason we exist. It defines how we play the game, the way we act as players, coaches & parents and the partnerships that SK build.
HOW WE DO IT
You can always recognise an SK group by the style of football we play with. From our very foundations through to our eldest age groups, our players and groups play The SK Way. We look at our playing style individually and collectively.
THE WAY IS TO PLAY
DOMINATE THE BALL WITH POSSESION PLAY AND RELENTLESS PRESSING
COMPOSED BUILD-UP THROUGH THE THREE THIRDS OF THE PITCH
4 PHASE FOOTBALL:
CONSTRUCT, PREPARE, MAINTAIN, EXECUTE
UNDERSTANDING WHEN AND HOW TO SLOW OR SPEED UP THE TEMPO
Excite with expression and fluidity, with freedom for risk taking and creativity
Individually, SK players are:
Comfortable playing with two feet
Capable of using a range of moves to beat a player in various areas of the pitch
Composed receiving the ball under pressure
Confident in managing the tempo - judging the how/when/why to slow the game down or burst into high tempo
Able to understand timing of movement to create angles to receive the ball
Can consider 'what happens next' when decision making on and off the ball
OUR FIVE KEY VALUES
Dedication: is the absolute bare necessity for a footballer - and for success in life! Dedication is essential to SK, with coaches striving to personify it as role models to the players.
Ambition: goes hand in hand with dedication. Ambition can be measured in many ways - to sign for an academy or a club, to win trophies, to be the best player... everyone has different goals, but striving to achieve those goals is important for all footballers.
Humility: is what makes us great people. Success is no rarity at SK and our success is no accident, but being successful carries responsibility. There's no 'I' in 'team' and success isn't achieved by one person - so we recognise success with modesty.
Determination: with competitiveness, is the constant question: "how much do I want to do this?", and great players will do whatever it takes. The more you put into something, the more you get out.
Respect: for each other, for our coaches, our parents, for match officials, for our opponents - for everyone. Respect comes as part of being humble and being good people, above all else.
SKFC are one of, if not the only, grassroots football organisations that doesn't run its own football league club. Playing for SK is like being part of a team, but we are proud that it doesn't impact on our local clubs. Instead, we have partner clubs - where all our team coaching and management is done.
Our reason for this is simple - SK's firm belief is that junior clubs are the heart of their community. They represent places, families, history. Their heartbeat is the volunteers who make football possible for so many children and clubs give something for so many to be proud of. For SK, all of our coaches have volunteered - and still do - with various junior clubs. Being an ally of junior clubs, rather than an opponent, is SK's philosophy.