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Development Philosophy

The goal of our premier soccer program is to develop players who can perform and excel at the Performance Level (see chart below), the formidable years prior to Performance Level are dedicated to developing the technical skill level, the understanding and the love of the game that will ensure NJ Elite soccer players can adapt to any soccer environment and coaching style.

We accomplish this by structuring the developmental needs, ability and understanding in age specific targets for our players to achieve.

These targets are consistent with the Development Plans used by many professional clubs in the Netherlands.

The NJ Elite soccer program is very transparent in the targets it sets for the players and these targets are clearly indicated prior to the start of the season. By means of different evaluation moments throughout the season players and parents are kept up to date on the development curve. By using these targets, players can objectively be evaluated and parents will know exactly where their child stands.

The targets are set by the Director of Coaching [DOC] in conjunction with the Head Coach of the NJ Elite team; the day to day curriculum will instruct the players in various and challenging ways to achieve these targets.

A team’s (and therefore a player’s) success shall not be measured by wins or losses, the result of the games are simply a by-product.

A more detailed program outline will be discussed at the NJ Elite try outs.