The NCFC Juniors Program falls within the Discover Phase of NCFCs Player Development Phases (PDP). In these training sessions, players will be encouraged to be with a ball as much as possible. All sessions in the Discover Phase will have a ball per player for at least 75% of the training session so they begin to feel comfortable on the ball.
The emphasis will be on teaching our younger players how to move and manipulate the ball. NCFC want to develop players who are confident and comfortable with the ball at their feet. We will also expose the players to game-realistic scenarios that will develop their dribbling and scoring (shooting) skills. This will come in the form of 1 vs. 1 situations, and various fun activities with a focus on learning proper dribbling and kicking technique. With more touches on the ball, their skill development will progress faster and this will build a strong foundation for the latter stages of athlete development, including playing as a team.
Small-sided games and scrimmages will ONLY be introduced in the U5/U6 age groups.
Simons Valley School – 375 Sandarac Dr NW, Calgary
U4: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm
U5/U6: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm