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About Us

The Creative Player Coaching Vision grew out of a clear need for a youth soccer educational learning system that communicates a clear philosophy, methodology, and curriculum in an age-appropriate fashion.  Creative Player's unique CREATE Coaching philosophy; LEARN and COACH methodology; and SKILLS curriculum provides a much needed guide for player development and coaching education. 

The Creative Player Coaching Vision is based on the philosophy that soccer is more than a game it is an "ART!". Soccer, unlike many sports, allows for a high degree of spontaneous movement and technical creativity. Therefore, the goal of the Creative Player Coaching Vision is to teach young aspiring players the technical skills and insight needed to play the world's most popular sport in exciting attractive fashion. To do so is to ensure each player's future enjoyment and success in making their own creative contribution to the sport which is commonly called the "beautiful game!"


Ralph Wager- SCAA Creative Player Director

Title: Technical Director

Phone: (704) 531-1994


RALPH WAGER is a highly respected Creative Player technical trainer and facilitator of youth soccer programs in the Charlotte, NC area. Previously, he served as head coach of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC for seven years after serving as a high school coach for 16 years in Webster, NY. In New York, Wager served as State ODP Head Coach. Wager’s Catawba teams won nine conference or district championships. Over twenty of Ralph’s former high school or college players earned All-American honors. Fourteen players went on to play professionally. Coach Wager holds both USSF “A” and NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Certificates.




Steele Creek Athletic Association Enjoys Creative Player Partnership

Date Posted: 9/6/2006

Ralph Wager, a highly regarded soccer educator, is very pleased with the progress the coaches and players are making under the Creative Player SKILLS Learning System.  "It is remarkable the progress that has been made in such a short period of time.  Our young player's technical quality has improved dramatically and our coaches appreciated the educational organization that Creative Player is providing."