Norfolk United follows the Dutch model of learning soccer. That is to ensure that each player receives as many touches on the ball as possible and learns the building blocks of technique to enable them to play at higher levels as they mature.
Players to no begin to grasp the true tactics of soccer until the ages of 11-12, so it is important to prepare them for that point with a fundamental ability in technique and skills.
We believe that if you do not focus on the results of the games when they don't matter, the results will come when they do matter!!!
Norfolk United uses US Youth Soccer rules of play by age group and small sided game philosophy. Click the below links for your age group.
U13 and older use FIFA laws of the game:
to get the FIFA Laws of the Game on line
to get a downloadable version of the FIFA rules of the game
Please see the additional sites below on Soccer skills, technique and play tactices. There are references on soccer drills and game strategy and how to train specific skills such as goal keeping, attacking, and defending. Everything you need to become the best coach, referee, team manager, team mom or parents is located below. Many are free, some can be purchased.
NEW US SOCCER COACHING MANUAL - Best Practices for Coaching Soccer
US Soccer has issued its Best Practices document from the country's top coaches. Click here http://www.nrusa.org/soccer/files/BestPractices(final).pdf
TRAINING focus for U6- U19 for recreation, advanced and select
It is critical to understand what should be taught at each age to maximize your child's soccer development. Click here.
OFFSIDE – Many parents and new Coaches struggle with this important rule. Click here to see an animated explanation of this rule.
US Youth Soccer - Series of Youth Practices
NSCAA publishes "The Technical Area," the Association's Enewsletter. We recommend that you sign up for this letter as each issue contains a section called "The Coaching Corner," which offers brief tips on drills and other coaching areas. See the old Coaches Corners here. NSCAA Coaches Corner
The Coaching Manual– Every Coach should have this reference.
Decatur Soccer Drills– Lots of good coaching information
Finesoccer.com – Weekly tips and drills as well as a library of resources for you.
Better Soccer More Fun– Learn Soccer from the European Masters
http://www.jbgoalkeeping.com/ - These two online site shows everything from technique to tactics.
Goal Keeper Training– Great goal keeping material
Jeff Pill Online – These Youth practice schedules come to you straight from the National team coach
Other Resources for you
English Youth Soccer Ideas http://www.footy4kids.co.uk/
Matt Callahan’s Youth Practice Plans
Alaska Youth Soccer –downloadable practice plans for every coach
UEFA.Com – European Football site with good information for players and coaches
J.A. King’s Strongsoccer.com – Video collection of different soccer moves
Long Island Youth Soccer – Youth soccer training ideas
FUNdamental Soccer – Youth soccer coaching site for U6-U12