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Ex-Patriots Football Club est 2014

EPFC Club Philosophy

EPFC was founded on the belief that football in Canada has a bright future. Our goal is to nurture the football community in Richmond and British Columbia while making football available to as many as possible. We all develop by helping each other and this is something we can implement as individuals, as a club and as a community. Our players & teams’ development is all derived from players, coaches, parents and friends in the community all pulling together to make this dream a reality.


EPFC Football Philosophy

We focus on possession (ball retention) which is the foundation of our football philosophy for both the team and the player. Both are equally important as players learn to keep the ball as individuals, the team can prosper from possession of the ball. 

The Player

We focus on technique, decision making, ability and personal confidence.

The Team

We employ these skills for our players and teams and aim to work our training sessions towards these goals:

  1. Passing

  2. Pressing

  3. Patience

  4. Possession

  5. Penetration

  6. Positioning


Most importantly we give the freedom to our players to express themselves, make their own decisions and flourish.


EPFC Coaching Philosophy

The Player
  1. Players must listen and respect their coaches at all times.

  2. Our coaches aim to promote an environment which allows players to:

    • enjoy the game of football
    • develop individual skill and technique
    • be part of a team


  3. We coach our players to develop their skills in the position that we feel best suits them. 

  4. Our coaches aim to enhance players football knowledge and understanding of the game so they can adapt to different situations on the pitch.

  5. When playing in a certain position during training or on matchday players must accept the role and show 100% commitment, our coaches aim to rotate players regularly during the season.

The Team
  1. Our goal is always to win as we want to strive to be our best and football is a competitive game however we want our players to play the sport with fun, focus and freedom….without the pressure of needing to win.

  2. Winning games is great, but losing will also help improve players because in life nobody wins all the time and players need to learn how to ‘win’ and ‘lose’ games:

    • in a respectful manner
    • to learn from their mistakes
    • to prepare for their next challenge


  3. Blaming team mates if they make a mistake is not accepted, it’s a team game and everyone makes mistakes

  4. Teams will learn to:

    • encourage their team mates in a positive way
    • help each other to improve by offering good advice
    • stick together 


  5. Our coaches will not tolerate players who talk back in a disrespectful way, dive, cheat or pretend to be injured.

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