Development Program

Our Development Program focuses on each individual’s progressive needs and guides players through a curriculum consisting of three components of training:  

To train with NY Soccer Central, players are required to participate in Essential Skills Training.  So, if a player is only training once per week, their session will be a Essential Skills Training.

1. Essential Skills Training  (EST) – During EST players are consistently exposed to technical exercises (which enhance their ball skills), movement literacy (which improves their overall athleticism and co-ordination), and small sided games (that encourage free play and allows them to work on their decision making and a variety of important soccer skills). We also have Goalkeeping  Training that covers the same areas of development but specific to the skills needed to play in that position.

2. Progressive Training (PT) – During PT players will have the opportunity to work on different necessary skill sets than EST.   When combined with EST players are offered a complete cycle of training and development.   Players that combine EST and PT will see their individual development improve the quickest.  We strongly recommend that players who are passionate about soccer consider doing both EST and PT to maximize their development.

3. Games – We provide all players in our program with the opportunity to play in games. Based on their ‘readiness’ we will provide players with a conducive playing environment which will enhance their learning and also allow them to enjoy the game experience.

Here are the training options for players in our development program:

Option 1: Essential Skills Training only.
Option 2: Essential Skills and Progressive Training 
Option 3: Essential Skills Training and Games.
Option 4: Essential Skills, Progressive Training and Games.

*Players who went on to enjoy the most success from our program consistently participated in all three training opportunities – ‘Option 4’.

Please go to our training calendar to view the dates and times of all our training sessions.