Elite Player DEVELOPMENT
Alabama Soccer Association
Mission: The Elite Player Development program is a precursor to the Olympic Development Program (ODP) designed to offer elite male and female youth soccer players aged 10-12 years old additional training to compliment the training they receive within their club. The EPD program offers an opportunity for the Alabama Soccer Association staff to become familiar with and train some of Alabama’s upcoming talent. The emphasis is on individual player development, with specific attention on technical growth.
This curriculum is intended to help coaches and parents within the state of Alabama become familiar with the U.S. Soccer Curriculum and Long Term Athlete Development Models. Although this curriculum is aimed at the Elite Player Development Program, the information inside of it can be applied to other outside programs.
Designed to encourage players to be intrinsically motivated to spend 5-10 minutes everyday at home with the ball.