The resources and links on this page are age appropriate curriculums specifically designed to align with our player centric, Player Development Philosophy for 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade and 7th grade and above. They are intended to help guide you through not only 1 specific practice but the entire season as well!
We strongly encourage our coaches to view the curriculums as a collection of training activities that can be modified and adjusted based on each team’s specific needs and session focus. When used in conjunction with our library of coaching resources we now have the tools to take these activities and customize them to our individual teams and players! (Example Below)
Example: While week 1 has a session topic of “Ball Mastery”. Let’s say your season focus is on the concept of “Spacing”. Meaning that you really want to stress to your team the importance of having good spacing while in possession. You can still use all of the training activities on week 1 to start to speak about how each player can find and create space for themselves!
With guided questions and directed coaching points we can not only introduce our Ball Mastery Goals for the season, but we can begin to speak to players about dribbling with our head up to avoid defenders, or scanning and turning the head to find open space to run into. Now we are relating to our players how the technical element of the game can impact our tactical decisions.