The Club provides professional development and technical support to its players and teams through programs involving Club staff coaches. These club development activities are included in the registration fee. |
U5 - KickStartThe focus is on fun while introducing the kids and their parents to the club and the game of soccer. Sessions are once a week on Saturdays. This program allows children to explore handling and kicking the ball, while also developing motor skills such as balance, co-ordination, running, and jumping. Overseeing the program and running sessions with the team coaches, are Club staff coaches. The involvement of the parents will reinforce the volunteer nature of our club and support the transition of parents to team coaches, managers and other roles beginning at U6.
U6/U7 - First KixAt the weekly Saturday First Kix sessions, our Club staff coaches guide the team coaches in teaching soccer skills to the players. Prior to the start of the program, the Club staff coaches will provide each team coach with an official program curriculum guide (see link below) which will be delivered both electronically and on the clubs website in the form of easy to understand lesson plans. The team coaches will also be offered an on-field coaching clinic to prepare them for the program.
NVFC U6/U7 First Kix Coach Manual/Saturday Curriculum:
U8 - Futsal Development ProgramThis program is designed to develop all U8 players and team coaches. Teams attend a mixture of practice sessions and futsal exhibition games against other Club teams with a Club staff coach overseeing the sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to mentor the team coaches while developing the players. The Club will provide each team coach with program guide (see link below) the form of easy to follow lesson plans. The team coaches will also be offered an on-field coaching clinic to prepare them for the Futsal Development Program.
U8 Futsal Development Schedule coming in early SeptemberSessions Tuesday evenings spread throughout the season
U9 to U16 - House Teams
All U9 to U16 house teams have a series of development sessions scheduled throughout the season with a Club staff coach. This Club staff coach will provide training plans and mentor the team coach. Once the program begins, a Club staff coach will be assigned to each team. Each team and its team coaches will work with the Club staff coach at various times throughout the season to:
• Prepare a structured training session plan.
• Develop on field technical ability of the team coaches.
• Deliver a structured progressive theme from warm up stage to its game related conclusion.Coach Manual
U9-U13 House Development Schedule coming in early September
U14-U16 House Development Schedule coming in early September
U11-U17 Select and U13-U18 Metro Teams
All Select teams in these age groups participate in the Club Select Program. This program provides development sessions with a Club staff coach as well as game day visits by a Club staff coach - Age Group Technical Coordinator
U11 to U17 Select Team Development Schedule coming in early September
Club Goalkeeper Development Program
This program will give an opportunity to our Club's full time goalkeepers to train with our Club staff goalkeeper coaches throughout the season for a nominal fee. Since this program is highly subsidized by the Club teams can only send one goalkeeper (i.e.: full time Goalkeepers). The only exception are select Teams that were given two Goalkeepers. They may send both. Goalkeepers who wish to continue their training into the spring months can sign up for our paid weekly Goalkeeper program that runs April thru June.
Note: For NVFC players only
Cost: TBA (for the whole season!)
Schedule and Locations: TBA
Goalkeepers registration coming in early September
These teams can request up to 3 development sessions per season. Please contact the Technical Director