The US Soccer Federation launched its age appropriate curriculum yesterday US Curriculum
Its more than 50 pages and FREE ! Some very good material included
Zone 1 encompasses players ages 5-12, Zone 2 ages 13-17 and Zone 3 18 and over, up to the professional level.
The curriculum concentrates on improving the youngest players by creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating an environment that is fun for the players.
The curriculum builds on the successful launch and growth of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Initiated in the fall of 2007 after a detailed review of player development systems in the U.S. and across the world, the Development Academy has improved the training environment; provided relevant, high-level matches on a consistent basis; increased the level and efficiency of scouting for the national teams and provided players, coaches and referees with more structured programming.