Education & Training
US Youth Soccer NEW Player Development Model
US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the release of the Player Development Model, which provides a curriculum for clubs from the Under-6 to Under-19 age groups. The curriculum is designed to serve as a standard to guide each of US Youth Soccer's 55 member State Associations and more than 5,500 clubs on how to effectively train athletes of all levels and abilities.
US Youth Soccer Player Development Model: (Click here)
US Soccer Curriculum (ZONE 1: 9-12)
The curriculum is designed to improve development of players in the organized player base in the United States, concentrating on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating an environment that is fun for the players.
Downloads (Note large file sizes)
- Part 1 - Style and Principles of Play (2.5 MB .pdf)
- Part 2 - Concepts and Coaching Guidelines (30 MB .pdf)
- Part 3 - Age Group Organization (2.5 MB .pdf)
Player Training Priorities (U6-U19)
The Technical Department of the PAYSL is pleased to announce comprehensive Training Priorities for all our players from U6 to U19. Coaches from Recreation to Travel can click on the attachment to find out what priorities should be taught at specific ages in the child’s soccer development. It is extremely important that we develop players by design and not by error. And by following these Training Priorities we are ensuring that the players learn aspects of the game when they are physically, emotionally and psychologically ready to do so. Click Here
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