Coaching Toolkit

In the Team Officials Information page, you will find a lot of important team-related information including: who to contact, CMSA admin info, volunteer positions and important game information (about referees, linesman, conduct, game sheets, training, jerseys, fundraising). This guide should answer many preliminary questions when you first start coaching or managing a team with NCFC.

OPEN GYM TIMES
Please use the following Request Form to make requests.

You will be notified if your request was successful the week prior to your requested date (usually not before Tuesday).

Once confirmed you can then enter your extra practice in TeamSnap.

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

As a coach or manager for NCFC, it is important to have an Emergency Action Plan thought out for your team for each game and practice. If an emergency occurs, you will need to be able to access important information and having it easily accessible will be very helpful.

This is a checklist of what you should have at each game or practice to ensure you are prepared in the case of an emergency. (Especially for older age groups as parents may not necessarily be there)

  • Make sure you always have access to a cell phone

  • Make sure you have Coach or Manager Access to Teamsnap with team contact information and emergency contacts for players or print one off to be kept with the coach

  • Directions and address of the game or practice site to provide to emergency responders if necessary (referees will also have this info on game sheets)

  • Bring a First Aid Kit (along with a list of player information and any up to date medical information for each)

GAME MODEL

Our style of play is derived from a living and breathing document called the NCFC Game Model.

The NCFC Game Model is a set of principles that guide the behaviour of our players and teams.

Our approach is to be proactive in all moments of the game. We compete each week with the goal of being successful by playing positive soccer.

We encourage our players to be brave and creative while performing soccer specific actions (passing, dribbling, creating space, etc.) on/off the ball during the attacking phase. Starting from the back, through the midfield, and in front of the opposition goal. Even the youngest teams in the Acquire Phase (U9-U12) will be encouraged to exploit space and receive the ball in areas of the field that are traditionally considered ‘dangerous’ by many coaches, parents and even team mates. Why? Because players learn by doing and only by allowing them to solve high pressure situations they will become more confident.

When we lose the ball, we ask our players to apply immediate pressure to win it back. We aim to press high in the opponents half to force a mistake to regain the ball. When we win the ball back our first objective is to attempt to play the ball forward to counter attack with numbers to create chances and score goals.
READ MORE ABOUT THE GAME MODELVIEW / DOWNLOAD

SOCCER SKILLS LIBRARY

Active Start

Weekly training and drills to get your U4 - U6 players moving.

ACTIVE START 9 WEEK PLANView / Download PDF

FUNdamentals

Weekly training and drills for players U7-U10.

FUNDAMENTALS 9 WEEK PLANView / Download PDF

Soccer for Life

Training drills and activities for U15-U19