Creating a developmentally appropriate and consistent approach to player development has never been easier with the assistance of NSCAA. The Association offers coaching education tutorials packed with activities, tips, and advice for coaches working with youth players, 3-18 years old. A coach can listen to a five-minute clinic tutorial, print off the activity plan, and then is ready to inject new life into a coaching session.

Select one or multiple stages from the NSCAA's five "Stages of Development Curriculum" model:

Stage 1: 3-5 years old
Stage 2: 6-8 years old

Stage 3: 9-11 years old

Stage 4: 12-14 years old

Stage 5: 15-18 years old

Full PDC Seasons 1 & 2

Each season includes 100 activities expertly illustrated in full color and six curriculum presentations with handouts and an NSCAA Diploma for each stage completed. [+] Details

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  • Two hour on-demand presentations
  • Fully downloadable activity plans
  • Presentations available on-demand for six months

  • Season 1 of the NSCAA Player Development Curriculum (PDC) is currently available on demand
  • Season 2 of the PDC will be available starting Monday, April 6. Coaches will be able to access the first two activities of each developmental stage; the remaining activities for each stage will be released two per week through June 8. Participants will have eight months to complete the course from the time of purchase.

Additionally, coaches have the option to purchase the entire season at any time, even if an activation date has passed.

Free Example of Player Development Curriculum:

This curriculum includes an introductory presentation, activity presentation, activity download, and sample page from the competency matrix.

PriceFREE

Stage 1 (3-5 year old players):

More than two hours of presentations and 20 full color PDF activity plans included.

Price - $60/ea

Season 1:

• Dribbling and Turning
• 1 v. 1 Attacking and Defending
• Ball Mastery - Individual Technique
• Shooting to an Unopposed Goal

Season 2:

• Dribbling and Turning
• 1 v. 1 Attacking and Defending
• Ball Mastery - Individual Technique
• Shooting to an Unopposed Goal

Stage 2 (6-8 year old players):

More than two hours of presentations and 20 full color PDF activity plans included.

Price - $60/ea

Season 1:

• Passing and Receiving
• Dribbling and Turns
• Attacking as an Individual
• Defending as an Individual           

Season 2:

• 1 v. 1 Beating an Opponent
• Defending - Pressure
• Passing over a Short Distance
• Teaching Games for Understanding

Stage 3 (9-11 year old players):

More than two hours of presentations and 20 full color PDF activity plans included. This stage primarily focuses on four content areas of the curriculum: passing combinations (triangles), attacking transition, defending in pairs and groups, and shooting.

Price - $60/ea

Season 1:

• Passing Combinations - Triangles
• Attacking Transition
• Defending in Pairs and Groups
• Shooting

 

Season 2:

• Attacking Small-Sided Games
• Creating Space as an Individual and Small          Group
• Small Group Defending Principles
• Passing Combinations in Pairs - Wall Pass and Overlap

Stage 4 (12-14 year old players):

More than two hours of presentations and 20 full color PDF activity plans included.

Price - $60/ea

Season 1:

• Switching the Point of Attack
• Counter-Attacking and Finishing Breakaways
• Group Defending
• Transition and Attacking Rhythm

Season 2:

• Attacking Combinations Close to Goal
• Building Play from the Defensive Third
• Small Group Possession
• Passing over Medium and Long Distances

Stage 5 (15-18 year old players):

More than two hours of presentations and 20 full color PDF activity plans included.

Price - $60/ea

Season 1:

• Group and Team Defending
• Advanced Technical Training and Fitness
• Team Possession with Purpose
• Crossing and Finishing

Season 2:

• Position Training - Attacking Midfield
• Defensive Organization
• High and Low Pressure Defending
• Transition to Attack

Full Seasons 1 & 2:

Bundle and Save! Get all five stages of each season for $300 $175.  
More than 10 hours of presentations and 100 full color PDF activity plans included.

Price - $175 per season

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A comprehensive guide to coaching you players 3-18 year olds.  Includes detailed descriptions of the NSCAA Player Development Curriculum Model, competency matrix (what to coach and when) and invaluable coaching tips.  Includes 100 full color activity plans. - $30




Activity content includes: Dribbling and turns, 1 v. 1 attacking and defending, ball mastery - individual technique, shooting at an unopposed goal, passing and receiving, attacking and defending as an individual. Includes 40 full color activity plans. - $20




Activity content includes: passing and receiving, passing combinations, dribbling and turns, attacking as an individual, attacking transition, defending as an individual, in pairs and groups and Shooting. Includes 40 full color activity plans. - $20




Activity content includes: switching the point of attack, counter-attacking and finishing breakaways, transition and attacking rhythm, group and team defending, advanced technical training & fitness, team possession with purpose and crossing and finishing. Includes 40 full color activity plans. - $20