Why build your clubs' soccer curriculum?
- It creates continuity within your clubs' coaching methods and ideology
- Allows for standardized development by following a plan of education
- Creates more valid environments for assessments based on weekly and monthly topics of focus
- Gives the grass-roots level players a greater opportunity to flourish due to having structure and guidance throughout all coaching staff and volunteers.
- Curriculums don't have to be "conducted day-by-day by the book" - They should be built with ideas and purpose in mind to help coaches and players develop within a structured environment.
- The BIGGEST tool a coach can use it to be creative, so give them a weekly topic - "Passing", and list some specific cue's to emphasize, - "through balls" - "look to play behind the defensive line".
- That's all it takes, let the coaches think, modify, and build their sessions. This allows for less "do this, do that" coming from all areas within the club and coaching staff. This takes away the risk of creating a 'robotic' culture, which can be detrimental to player and coaching development.
- Remember, the communication always ends with the players, the goal is always to make it a positive developmental experience for them first and foremost.
Link to US Youth Soccer page is for informational purposes only