Sessions & Camps at vitesse

Our Soccer Programs Puts Person Over Player

We are on a mission to build the best players by being their best selves.

DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Throughout our tenure we have assisted more than 20 players onto the National Team and many guided to a College program.

Brandon  and Jaden Servania came to camp from 2009-2016. Both boys have dual National citizenship of Puerto Rico and United States.

On November 1, 2018, Jaden played for the Puerto Rican U20 National team against Brandon’s USA U20 National team.

The first part of development is ​‘Learning How to Compete.​’

The benchmarks of competitiveness we use at Vitesse are listed below.

We need that level of investment from players and families to bring awareness for the improvement of performance.

Key Notes for 8th – 12th Grades

Development is ‘slippery.’ Till the age of 14, parents and players believe that their destiny is in hard and honest work. Around the time players enters HS, the mentality changes. Development side-steps to social perception from ‘wanting to improve’ to ‘wanting to look perfect.’ The modified behavior is,

  • Players won’t communicate when absent because they don’t want to be seen as uncommitted.
  • There is ‘zero’ leadership as that makes them feel bossy.
  • ‘Zero’ acknowledgment of mistakes for fear of looking weak.
  • Success avoidance, that is, among peers being successful is being boastful.

For players 8 grade and older, we use video learning and video exposure for College. On two different days in April and September, we stage 6-v-6 and film the games. Successful video clips may be used to create a video highlight to share with College coaches. Players with an interest to increase their database of video highlights can attend camp in the third week of June when we will do six days of filming.

PROGRAMS

SOCCER TRAINING

Soccer programs at Vitesse in Johnson City TN
2-v-2 on WED (7-18 yrs), NO charge

WED. April 10 and 17

WED. May 8 and 15

From 6 – 7PM at Vitesse Soccer (312 Delmer Salts Rd., Gray)

 

Ages 8 – 18

Informal formal style of play

3 Games of 6 minutes, super intense, super competitive, super fun.

➤ We communicate through WhatsApp.   If you want to be added, please send a WhatsApp message to Michael Louter (423-737-7251) include the parent’s first name, last name and ‘2-v-2.’ 

No registration required.

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251

5-v-5 on SUN (7-18 yrs old), NO charge

 

SUN. April 7, 21 and 28

SUN. May 4 and 11

 

At Living Spring Christan Academy (312 Delmer Salts Rd., Gray)

  • U10 and U12, from 2-3PM.
  • U15 and HS, from 3:30-4:30PM

 

➤ We assign goalkeepers to each team.  Goalkeepers will be older in age, so they can help with constructing the play.   Each half, the team will swap goalkeepers.
➤ The duration of each half is 10 minutes.   Each team will play 2 games of 20 min.
➤ The first goal counts for two and the last goal counts for three points.
➤ We communicate through WhatsApp.   If you want to be added, please send a message through WhatsApp to Michael Louter (423-737-7251).   Include parent’s first name, last name and ‘5-v-5’.

 

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251

 

World Cup PLAY (5 - 6 yrs), NO charge

 

Starting this FALL (after Labor Day weekend) for 6 weeks, every MON.

 

From 5:30-6:30PM at Living Spring Christian Academy (312 Delmer Salts Rd., Gray)

 

Ages 5 and 6.

20 min. train and 40 min. play.

➤Players do an official walk-out.   Play four quarters of 8 min.

No registration required.   We communicate through WhatsApp.   If you want to be added to the group, please send a message through WhatsApp to Michael Louter (423-737-7251).  Include in the message parent’s first name, last name and ‘World Cup for 5 and 6 yrs old.’

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251

FUNdamentals (7- 8 yrs), $200

While instilling the mindset focused on having FUN, we introduce 7 and 8 years old on the soccer skills to pass, dribble, shield, control and shoot.

From 5:30-6:45PM at Living Spring Christian Academy (312 Delmer Salts Rd., Gray), every MON. and THU for duration of 8 weeks.

Play on SAT., 5-v-5 at Vitesse.

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251

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Vitesse voted best place to play soccer in Johnson City TN
ACADEMY (8-15 yrs), $350

Players learn the appreciaton of skills and the discipline of positioning in preparation for school participation.

From 5:30-6:45PM,

  • TUE. play short-sided games, U11 B/G at Living Springs Christian Academy and U13 B/G at Vitesse (only drop of / pick-up allowed).
  • FRI. train at Living Spring Christian Academy (312 Delmer Salts Rd.) 

Games are played on SAT. in Kingsport (flexible teams).

The cost is all-inclusive (each player will receive a training shirt).

➤ In Fall 2024, Academy and Select will  communicate through WhatsApp.   Please send a message through WhatsApp to Michael Louter (423-737-7251).  In the message include parent’s first name, last name and ‘Academy’ 

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251

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SELECT (8-14 yrs), $455

The emphasis is on the application of soccer principles.   They learn these principles  best on a ‘flexible’ team structure.   They train and play with the Elite teams in Knoxville.   They will also play games in Kingsport with the Academy.

From 5:30-6:45PM,

  • TUE., play short-sided games, U11 B/G at Living Springs Christian Academy and U13 B/G at Vitesse (ONLY drop of / pick-up allowed).
  • WED. or THU., team training, location TBA.

Each Select team will have their own coach.

Player jersey is NOT included in the cost.   Everything else is included (training jersey, referee money and coaching expenses).

This team will praticipate in the Nov. 9th Knoxville Jamboree, but not any overnight tournaments.

When spots becomes available to participate on roster going to tournaments, Select player might be invited to attend ($130 for tournament cost).

➤ In Fall 2024, Academy and Select will  communicate through WhatsApp (while Elite will communicate through GotSport App).  Please send a message through WhatsApp to Michael Louter (423-737-7251).  In the message include parent’s first name, last name and ‘Select’ 

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251

 

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ELITE (8-14 yrs), $875

The focus is on commitment, that is, becoming aware of the many aspects that commitment entails.  These are ‘established’ teams created during assessments (May 20-23, 2024).   The team will participate in 3 tournaments, that is TCU in Kingsport on Sept. 28/29; Gatlinburg on Oct. 19/20; and, Greensboro, NC, on Nov. 16-17, 2024  ($80 per tournament is refundable) and  VESL League in Knoxville.   Players have the opportunity to train three times a week.

From 5:30-6:45PM,

  • MON., Skills training at Ridgeview School with coach Hector Galicia.
  • TUE., short-sided games, U11 B/G at Living Springs Christian Academy; U13 B/G at Vitesse (ONLY drop of / pick-up allowed).   The U15 Boys will do short-sided games on THU.  Living Springs Academy.
  • WED. or THU., team training, location TBA.

Participation in assessment is required.

Game jersey is NOT included in the cost.   Everything else is included (training jersey, referee money for VESL League, tournaments and coaching expenses)

➤ In Fall 2024, Elite teams will  communicate through GotSport App.   It is important that you use the same e-mail address as you are registering your child.   Vitess has to upload your e-mail in the App before you able to use it.

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251

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High School (15-18 yrs), $745

High school players want to have FUN with teammates while also being exposed to competition.   This team will participate in 2 tournaments, that is, Gatlinburg Oct. 19/20 and Nov. 16/17 ($80 per tournament is refundable) and VESL League in Knoxville.   Players have the opportunity to train three times a week.    

Coaches:   Michael Louter and Jacob Baumann

From 5:30-6:45PM,

  • MON. team traing at Vitesse.
  • WED., ‘College Prep’ training at Vitesse for players having the ambition to play at College level.
  • THU., short-sided games, Living Spring Christian Academy.

No assessment needed.

If not interested in playing tournaments, players may register in ‘Select.’

Game jersey is NOT included in the cost.   Everything else is included (training jersey, referee money for VESL League, tournaments and coaching expenses).

➤ In Fall 2024, HS will  communicate through WhatsApp.   Please send a message through WhatsApp to Michael Louter (423-737-7251).  In the message include parent’s first name, last name and ‘HS.’ 

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251

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Where to play soccer in the winter in Johnson City
SUMMER CAMPS (6-18 yrs), $185 - $345

 

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SOCCER DECATHLON

May 28 (Tue) – June 1 (Sat), 9AM – NOON

Ages 6 – 13, $185

FUN-filled activities with Soccer Golf, Soccer Tennis, Wall-ball, Goal-keeper war, 1-v-1 tournament, Octoball court, Power-finesse and Slip-n-slide.

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INVITATIONAL CAMP

June 3 – 7, Ages 10 – 18

9AM – 11:30AM, $185

9AM – 5PM, $275

9AM – 8PM, $345

For players who aspire to play at College.   Training is intense!

 

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SKILLS TRAINING

June 10 – 14, 9AM – NOON

Ages 11 – 15, $185

In a relaxed setting, we teach and expose players to soccer skills including passing, dribbling, controlling, shielding and shooting.

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SOCCER DECATHLON

June 17 – 21, 9AM – NOON

Ages 8 – 13, $185

FUN-filled activities with Soccer Golf, Soccer Tennis, Wall-ball, Goal-keeper war, 1-v-1 tournament, Octoball court, Power-finesse and Slip-n-slide.

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251.

Register

WINTER 'SKILLS' CAMP (6-18 yrs), $185

In a playful way, improving soccer skills for the next level.

10 week program from Dec. 1, 2024 – Feb. 15, 2025

Ages 7-8:  SUN, 2-2:50PM

Ages 9-10:   SUN, 3:30-4:20PM

Ages 11-13:   SUN, 5-5:50PM

HS:   THU, 6:30-7:20PM

 

Training at Vitesse (308 Delmer Salts Rd., Gray).  In case of increment weather, we train indoors at Living Springs Christian Academy (312 Delmer Salts Rd., Gray).

The cost is all-inclusive (each player will receive a training shirt).

➤We communicate through WhatsApp.  Upon registration, send me a text through WhatsApp so you can be added to team chat.

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For support, TEXT Michael Louter at 423-737-7251.

 

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Have fun playing soccer and learning more at Vitesse Soccer
One-on-one SKILLS and FITNESS training, $25 for 45 minutes

For some additional attention for skill acquisition.   Training is one-on-one at Vitesse Soccer (308 Delmer Salts Rd., Gray).

Contact directly,

John Louter at 423-946-7559

Andrew Louter at 423-276-6432

Reaction, Agility and Mobility training with Abigail Houseright

Improving speed,  coordination, reaction time, agility, quickness, balance, strength in a playfull yet driven approach.   

Contact directly,

Abigail Houseright at 615-405-3114

One-on-one MENTAL PERFORMANCE training with Michael Louter, $30 for 45 min.

Becoming more aware of yourself in different game situations.   Resolving triggers, making choices.   

Michael Louter is a ceritified ICF coach in Mental Performance.

        •   Played professionally at AZ, Alkmaar, The Netherlands, 1988.

        •    Coached 4 National Team players and 7 players who reached                     professional level since interception of Vitesse in 2007.

        •  Dual Masters Degree in Coaching and Fitness with emphasis in                   Sport Psychology.

We can meet in person or video call.  

➤ Prior to scheduling, at no cost, we do an intake session inquiring about your goals, interests and values to assess competability. 

 

TEXT 423-737-7251

The objective of Vitesse is first learning to compete, second, play the principles of play.

Benchmarks

(1) Focused running.
(2) Attempt to make tackles.
(3) Getting in passing lanes.
(4) When in passing lane, ASK for ball.
(5) Recognizing when to shield ball.
(6) Informal time, play.
(7) Formal time, listen to coach.
(8) When being coached, observing an emotional change (not a feeling of indifference or not caring).

(9) Keeping up and calling outscore.
(10) Smile and laugh as you work through set-backs.
(11) Play at game speed.
(12) Accepts accountability.
(13) Pass with purpose.
(14) Play simple.
(15) Always want to take the PK.
(16) Demonstrate absolute respect.

(17) Taking responsibility for their learning .Ask good questions.

(18) Play the role.

(19) Play the Principles.

(20) Play as much as possible the one-touch pass.

(21) Express of frustration when players are not in passing lane.

(22) Express of frustration when teammate does not consider you as passion option. 

(23) An attitude that is serious in approach but light-hearted in response.

(24) Do what is right. Not what the ego and insecurities entices you to act.

(25) Press together, not alone.

(26) Self-practice on skills and fitness.

(27) Re-directing efforts, because you cannot work harder .

(28) Perfecting the tasks and positions between man-mark and cover.

(29) Continuous sharing the insights and feedback. “Win,” “Turn,” “Shield,” and “Next time…” (30) Handshake with coach after each training and game.

(31) Express frustration, when teammate not committed in action.

(32) Express encouragement, when teammate committed but not succeeded.

(33) Express remorse after a mistake.

(34) Shared responsibility, working in pairs. Focus on opportunities, not excuses.

(35) Interchange positions between fullbacks, midfield and wing players.

(36) Always constructing two passing options.

(37) Credit personal success to those who helped them to achieve it.

(38) Adopts point of view (POV): Confidence is in little successes. Not in winning games.

(39) Become a point person to a leadership task. It is everybody’s job to help with flow and organization.

(40) Green tomatoes ripen, red tomatoes rot. Maintain a growing mind-set.

Mastering the ability to compete is something you never can achieve, but only get better at. At Vitesse we like competitive soccer, which is a requisite to instill the principles of soccer.

To succeed, parents have to serve as the backbone to the principles and to the method. The validation is ‘thank you’ to the coach after each game, each time.

Competitive benchmarks have many disclaimers. The norms and values change with each generation and is different in each culture.

In my opinion, the strongest contrast between the participant and competitor is the mindset. It appears the participant’s main objective is the feeling that winning provides (without risking themselves to win). YET, the greatest benchmark of the competitor is that of GRATITUDE.

That is, they are grateful for the people believing in them.

To that end, they ‘THANK’ the coach always after each game.

Philosophy and Structure

To Vitesse, development is a journey. It is our role to meet each player at their level of development.

We embody the development of CHARACTER of each player.

We believe the pillars of success and happiness are the traits of demonstrating absolute respect, being grateful and welcoming truth above personal pride.

We believe these are the true essential skills to be learned and deserves continuous attention for affirmation and improvement.

For this reason, we embrace ‘Development through Intensity’ as we continuously seek to expose the vulnerabilities for upward growth.

The core value at Vitesse Soccer is community

“Having grown up in that environment for 20 years, I am convinced that the concept of ‘community’ allowed me to play at the professional level.” -Michael Louter

The Vitesse Soccer culture wants to be known for its members interacting in accordance as in a family — respecting, supporting and celebrating each success.

To help in this process, there is a stationary ‘Faith in Soccer,’ where prior to walking on the field, players can reflect on their faith.

For families who want to help to enrich the atmosphere, at the field, there is a task chart ‘Friends of Vitesse’ outlining the club’s needs.