Xbox One Clubs Fellow TSO Clubbers, Tradition Sports Online is taking its FIFA Club experience to the next level on the Xbox 1. We are introducing the “Tradition Sports Academy” for FIFA Online Clubs. This will be run much like a real life soccer academy is run. There will be a developmental team which will act as a feeder team into our TSO FC squad. The two teams together will be known as our own “academy.” I will be the Academy manager, making decisions on who will be called up to the TSO FC on club nights, organizing those club nights, keeping track of records/stats of players on club nights, and will oversee recruitment and look to build our academy talent from the ground up. I’ll explain in further detail below: What this means: We will be creating a second team, to start fresh and serve as our TSO FC premier squad. This team will ONLY be playing on the club nights designated. This will be Wednesday and Sunday nights, time is TBD. I will be choosing and posting the members who will play on these nights in the forum. I will also determine the positions and formations to be played. We will be keeping track and posting our results on these nights as well. We will also have some player stats to keep track of on these nights as well (passing accuracy, tackles won, turnovers, match rating and of course goals/assists). These stats will be used to help aid possible movement between the developmental and premier squads. So we don’t get too complacent when playing on these nights, the maximum # games to be played consecutively in one night on our TSO FC squad will be five. If we want to play more, we can switch to the development team and keep playing. When the developmental squad is organizing a night to play, we hope to have at least one of our premier squad members present to organize and coach a bit (most nights there should be more than one). NOT EVERYONE IS A GREAT STRIKER OR CAM. You will need to learn multiple positions, so these nights are a time to do just that. Learning a defensive position will benefit you greatly as those are the most sought after positions in most clubs. We will be trying people at different positions based on need, skill set, and overall knowledge of the game. You may be provided with feedback following a nights play by a veteran, premier player, or someone who knows the game better than you. DON’T TAKE THIS PERSONAL! For this whole thing to work, we need to take constructive criticism for what it’s worth, and look to make some changes in your play. Any issues, please contact myself via PM. What this doesn’t mean: This doesn’t mean, those who are chosen for the first night of play for the premier squad, will never play with or on the feeder squad again (myself included). This doesn’t mean those who don’t get called upon for a few club nights will never get an opportunity to play on the premier squad. TSO Vision for FIFA Club Academy: I think we all want to get better at FIFA Clubs as a team in some way or another. Some of us might be more serious about this than others but one thing we can all agree on, losing is for the birds. In starting this academy, we want to improve our overall talent as a whole community (TSO). In doing so, we will have our veteran members organize club nights for the developmental squad to help coach, scout and develop new talent to eventually get called upon to play on our premier squad, TSO FC. We want to use our academy/academies to eventually build more premier teams (last year we had 30-40 guys playing clubs somewhat regularly). As FIFA clubbers continue to convert to next gen consoles, my hope is to eventually enter into some tournaments/leagues where we can represent TSO as a community and see how we rank against other serious FIFA Clubs. More information is to follow.