Development Centre

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The NSGSC Development Centre is the first step in the club’s development pathway that is open to anyone interested in improving their game.  The primary focus is to help improve players' individual fundamentals, gain confidence in key decision making and foster the love of the game in a fun friendly, and challenging environment.  The Development Centre compliments your club team learning by using an age-appropriate curriculum with an emphasis on key topics such as Dribbling and Turning, Passing and Receiving, 1v1’s, 2v2’s, and Shooting to build technical proficiency.

The Programs Consist Of:

  • 1 week night session
  • 3 terms available: Sept - Dec, Jan - Mar, Apr - Jun
  • Professional NSGSC technical staff led environment
  • All sessions indoor at NSGIF.
  • Age appropriate curriculum and session plans with a focus on dribbling and turning, passing and receiving, 1v1, 2v2, and shooting.

Ages: 5-13

Dates:  Fall:  Sept 21-Dec 18 (13 Sessions)   /   Winter:  Jan 4-Mar 10 (10 Sessions)

Days/Times: Weekday Evenings, 1 HOUR/week

U6/7: Thursdays 5:30-6:30

U8: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30

U9: Tuesdays OR Wednesdays 5:30-6:30

U10: Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 OR Wednesdays 6:45-7:45

U11: Tuesdays OR Wednesdays 6:45-7:45

U12: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 6:45-7:45

U13: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 6:45-7:45

U14: Thursdays 6:45-7:45

Location: NSGIF

Cost: Fall - $225 / Winter - $150

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Stages of Development

U4 & U5 : “First Kicks”

The curriculum of the development centre program will be based on teaching players the active start of soccer and team play in a fun and non-threatening environment. It is designed to meet the learning objectives of Active Start (Stage 1) of the CSA’s Long Term Player Development Pathway.

Development Centre Training/Learning Objectives:

 

  •  Players learn fundamental movements and biomechanics

 

  • Players are confident with the ball at their feet(dribbling, controlling and passing)

 

  • Players ENJOY playing the game in a FUN and CHALLENGING environment

U6 & U7 : “Fun with the Ball”

The curriculum of the development centre will be based around teaching players the FUN-damentals of soccer and team play in a fun and non-threatening environment. The curriculum is designed to meet the objectives of Fundamentals (Stage 2) of the CSA’s Long Term Player Development Pathway.

Players are urged to take advantage of the extra-curricular NSGSC development centre programming. U6 and U7 are great ages to master ball skills, control, passing, receiving and dribbling in our academies.

Development Centre Training/Learning Objectives:

 

  • Develop ABC’s (agility, balance, and coordination)

 

  • Players are confident with the ball at their feet(dribbling, controlling, and passing)

 

  • Players are able to competently pass and receive the ball

 

  • Players ENJOY playing the game in a FUN and CHALLENGING environment

U8 - U10 : “The Golden Age of Learning”

The curriculum of the development centre is designed to meet the learning objectives of Learning to Train (Stage 3) of the CSA’s Long Term Player Development Pathway. By allowing the professional staff to support every player/coach in these ages, it ensures that everyone receives a consistent coach and player development seasonal plan.

Players will undergo constant assessment during their season by their team coaches. Players identified as having the potential to play in the club NSGSC Prospects program will be recommended to the club staff. Thereafter, players will be invited for further assessment within the NSGSC Prospects program training sessions. In addition to ongoing assessments, the Club will also hold post-season identification camps off-season (U10) to be sure players are placed in the environment that best suits their developmental needs at U11.

Development Centre Training/Learning Objectives:

 

  • Developing in Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ)

 

  • Developing a cognitive understanding of the game

 

  • Creativity, spatial awareness, and decision making

 

  • Players ENJOY playing the game in a FUN and CHALLENGING environment

U11 - U16 : “Identifying the Elite Player”

At this stage of development, high performance groups such as Professional, National, Provincial, and Premier Clubs look to recruit or scout talented youth players. All parties must be sensitive to recognizing and protecting the long-term interest of the players. In this stage, it is crucial to have models in place that are “Player Centered”. As young adults, this age group develops by using more demanding skill and physical training loads, and players must learn to be mentally strong, committed, and tactically aware.

This stage focuses on identifying and developing players and coaches for advancement to higher levels. The Club Technical staff will implement a structured needs based technical training program for these age groups and levels. As the need for technical proficiency continues, players of these age groups and levels will participate in a Technical Development program with a minimum 2:1 (BCSPL/Metro/Div 1 and Div 2) or 1:1 (Div 3) training ratio for technical/tactical practice sessions. This methodology ensures the developmental priorities of the players technical and tactical needs are being met. The training for this program includes dribbling, turning, passing & receiving, and shooting

Development Centre Training/Learning Objectives:

 

  • Optimizing in Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) and nutrition

 

  • Advanced technical training, complex soccer training

 

  • Team play, teamwork, formation comprehension

 

  • Players ENJOY playing the game in a FUN and CHALLENGING environment

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PHONE:  (877) 708-1382      MAILING: PO Box 37031 2032 Lonsdale Ave N Van. V7M 2K0