Coaching Development Links and Resources
Please contact SSA DoC, Doug MacRae for any discussions on coaching or coach development at SSA.
U.S. Soccer Curriculum
SSA uses the U.S. Soccer Curriculum as the foundation for the club’s coaching philosophy. All coaches are encouraged to read and to use the curriculum to improve their players’ technical, tactical, physical, and psychosocial development.
The presentation of the U.S. Soccer coaching curriculum is another major step in the implementation of the framework developed by the Player Development Task Force, which was created in 2006 to review all aspects of player development in the United States and recommend a course of action.
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.