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 CAL NORTH or 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.