Making Progress Program (U8-U10)

NWSC’s Making Progress Program is built around the principles of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) and is an extension of NWSC’s Inspire Program.

The Making Progress Program focuses on a positive experience learning the game in an age appropriate educational setting. By adopting the NWSC-WAY at these ages and stages of development, players will acquire the building blocks for progression and a long-term love for the game! NWSC technical coaches and age group coordinators will be in charge of organizing balanced teams, with each team having a designated volunteer coach.

Registration is mandatory. No unregistered players will be allowed to participate. Anyone wishing to make special arrangements can contact the Registrar or Club Manager. Technical Directors and/or coaches will NOT accept registration at the field, nor will they collect any registration fees.

U8 Boys & Girls Making Progress Program Information

U8 Boys & Girls Program Information

We have reached phase four of NWSC’s player development model. Our U8 Making Progress Program curriculum will encompass the following;

  • Physical Literacy
  • Ball control
  • Working with other players
  • Intro to competition
  • Structured & unstructured play
  • Imitation & modelling (peers)

This is the age where players take initial steps in understanding the concept of working with a teammate.  They begin to think beyond their personal needs and actively seek to cooperate with a partner. Our NWSC Technical Coaches and U8 age group volunteer coaches (a.k.a. SUPERHEROES) will demonstrate a sensitive and patient role with an enthusiastic and imaginative approach.

Mid-Week Training

  • The NWSC Technical Coach will educate, demonstrate, assist, and oversee the age group SUPERHEROES.
  • The Under 8 program is set up to have two training session during the week (outdoors) and scheduled games on the weekend (outdoors).

Weekend Structure

  • Warm up activities followed by scheduled games (in-house or out-of-club)

U9 Boys & Girls Making Progress Program Information

U9 Boys & Girls Making Progress Program Information

Phase five of NWSC’s player development model will encompass the following at U9;

  • Physical Literacy
  • Ball control
  • Working with other players
  • More opportunities to solve problems
  • Creating space to receive the ball and keep possession
  • Efficiently occupy the spaces on the field.
  • Imitation & modelling (peers)

Mid-Week Training

  • The NWSC Technical Coach will educate, demonstrate, assist, and oversee the age group SUPERHEROES (volunteer coaches).
  • The Under 9 program is set up to have two training sessions during the week (outdoors) and scheduled games on the weekend (outdoors).

Weekend Structure

Warm up activities followed by scheduled games (in-house or out-of-club)

U10 Boys & Girls Making Progress Program Information

U10 Boys & Girls Making Progress Program Information

Phase six of NWSC’s player development model will have players work towards developing the following objectives;

  • Efficiently occupy space in relation to the ball and to teammates
  • Creating space and applying basic principles
  • Accuracy in individual soccer techniques
  • Develop speed, agility, coordination and balance
  • Interact positively and feel confident within the group

NWSC will continue to focus on technique during our practices, as the NWSC-WAY encourages this at the younger ages. Our NWSC SUPERHEROES at the U10 age group are patient and motivating teachers.  At this level, in addition to understanding technique, the NWSC-WAY works to provide environments conducive to problem solving (decision-making) by the players utilizing guided discovery methods. NWSC technical coaches will encourage environments where players are supported in their desire to want to solve problems rather than be told what to do.

Mid-Week Training

  • The NWSC Technical Coach will educate, demonstrate, assist, and oversee the age group SUPERHEROES.
  • The Under 10 program is set up to have two training sessions during the week (outdoors) and scheduled games on the weekend (outdoors).

Weekend Structure

  • Warm up activities followed by scheduled games (in-house or out-of-club)