As US Soccer continues to grow and expand its initiatives, Roseville Youth Soccer will embrace the uniform framework that U.S. Soccer has built, to provide consistent messaging and education for our parents, players, coaches and referees.
We teach children how to play and enjoy the game of soccer in a safe, age appropriate environment with the understanding that the development of the player and the enjoyment of the game must always come first. We focus on the intrinsic motivation. After all, every child wants to win. The point is, this does not have to happen at all costs.
The US Soccer Player Development Curriculum is split up into 4 parts:
Styles & Principles of Play
Age Group Organization
Concepts and Guidelines
Planning & Training.
This framework encompasses the 2018 Grass-Roots Coaching initiatives such as the Play-Practice-Play approach (Foundation Phase) and the revised 2018 concussion protocols. (visit the Norcal Premier Concussion Protocol Page to learn more)
Aligning curricula with international standards used by the world’s leading soccer nations so that kids in the United States are developing in an environment similar to those playing in Germany, France, Spain, etc.
The long-term development of a young soccer player will- and must always outweigh a win. More importantly, we focus on enjoyment. Kids won't develop when they don’t enjoy what they are doing. Enjoyment is the prerequisite that enables performance and success!
Children do not learn in the same way as adults, especially when the
learning process involves both intellectual and physical activity”
(US Soccer Curriculum, Part 3, p37)
To learn more about the GrassRoots program that is being forged by US Soccer, please visit their USSF website.
2020 was a challenging year. The recreational season was cancelled for U9-U19 but we were able to offer our U6-U8 players a program that offered one training session a week in a COVID safe environment with Andrew Ziemer creating a comprehensive session plans for over 60 teams every week that ran their training simultaneously Mon-Fri at one field under the guidance of Andrew Ziemer.
That meant that all coaches were being educated on the field all the while our players were learning soccer the Roseville way under the Roseville Principles of Play.
Job well done, Coaches!