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.
- 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)
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.
Weekly training and drills to get your U4 - U6 players moving.
Weekly training and drills for players U7-U10.