SoccerAmerica: Christian Lavers on closing the gap between curriculum and methodology; a necessity for development

SoccerAmerica: Christian Lavers on closing the gap between curriculum and methodology; a necessity for development

Editor’s Note: Long-time US Club Soccer executive and ECNL President, Christian Lavers, recently wrote this article in SoccerAmerica on the difference between curriculum and methodology within a club, and how to bridge the gap between the two. 

As one of the most common measures of the ability to develop players, a club “curriculum” is considered a “guiding north star” when speaking on the process for developing and guiding youth players. Although club curriculum can be very beneficial, the curriculum driven perspective needs significantly more study and thought that potentially could vastly improve youth soccer player development across the nation.

To create a stronger development environment, the word curriculum must be thoroughly understood. It is essential for clubs to hold deep discussions of what curriculum is and is not, and how it relates to other learning and development tools, in order to reach the full development potential.

Read the entire article here

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