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United from Home Practice Plan Schedule

Players, 

Please see below our online schedule for May 25-30

We are adjusting our program to account for school sessions. 

Space is limited to the first 100 players. 

Home Practice Plan

Families,

We are very excited to be sharing the Napa United home practice program. This program is targeted at all of our playing levels, ages, and genders. We truly hope you find it beneficial during this period of no official practices or games. 

The program has been split into different sections with all access being online in several different formats. 

Please view the attached PDF document that details everything you need to know about our Home Practice Program.

Skill & Drill Ideas
Our senior coaching team have developed a video library of drills using our academy players. They all have a title that is related to a skill category so you can watch them & then visit the field for a practice. We have tried to keep them simple with only minimal equipment needed.

You will also see some Skill Challenges that we would like our players to try & complete. These are fun-based & we will be having some competitions over the course of the next few weeks. Take video clips of your player trying out the challenges! 

All clips & challenges can be found on our YouTube channel: 

Napa United YouTube

Be sure to subscribe to our channel!!!
No children were harmed in the making of these videos

Match Analysis  
Watching games is also a great way to improve your game intelligence. We have created a google form that has four challenges for our players to complete. You will need to watch at least one half of any game in order to answer the questions.

Please follow this link to complete the questions: Match Analysis Task 

The most comprehensive answers to all four sections will win a prize. 

Conditioning
It is vital our players try to stay as active & healthy as possible. We do not know when we will be back on the field but when it does happen, we want everyone to be as sharp & fit as possible. Our senior coaching team have created three high-intensity workouts for our players to complete. These workouts can also be found on our YouTube channel.

These workouts are aimed at our 11v11 players. If you are playing 7v7 or 9v9 soccer, please feel free to use the workout videos. You should consider completing fewer repetitions of the exercises & also increase the rest period.

Player Video Clips 
 We would love to see videos of our players competing the challenges & drills. Please email any clips you take to gavin@napaunited.org 

If you are happy for us to share this via our social media, please give your permission on the email so we can post. 

Equipment 
If you require balls and / or cones during this period please feel free to reach out to me via email so we can loan you some gear. 

TopYa
This program is free to all NorCal members, so grab a smartphone or tablet and get started with the 3 simple steps below!

Step 1: Get the App

  1. Go to https://app.topya.com/contests/norcal-2020-homework-challenge
  2. Select the button labeled “Join the Challenge!,” and select your age group
  3. On the next screen, enter your phone number to receive a text with a link to download or open the TopYa! Soccer app (iOS or Android)

Step 2: Set Up Your Account

If you already have the TopYa! Soccer app and a Player Account:

  1. Following the text link will open the TopYa! Soccer app where you can log into your account
  2. From the Invite Code screen, select the blue “Save” button at the bottom, then select your age group
  3. Go to the Skills Academy and get started!

If you do not have the TopYa! Soccer app and a Player Account:

  1.  1.Following the text link will direct you to download the app (App Store or Google Play)
  2.  2.Create a Player Account*
  3.  3.Once you’re in the app, go to the Skills Academy and get started!

*Any player under the age of 13 is required to have an associated parent account for COPPA compliance

Questions & Coach Feed Back 

Please feel free to reach out to our coaching staff at any time if you have questions or would like some feedback from these drills challenges & conditioning workouts. 

Best regards,

Gavin Taylor
Head of Soccer Operations

Napa United Parent Code of Conduct

  • Support all the players in your child's squad. Do not criticize any of the players at any time.
  • Do not criticize the opponents, their parents or their officials. Do not communicate with the other team’s parents in a way that could be understood as confrontational. Do not enforce the code of conduct rules and/or other rules on the opposition. If you think that the other team is not following the conduct rules, bring it to your coach’s attention. Do not cheer in a way that will negatively affect and/or distract the players on either team.
  • Never audibly dispute a referee’s decision. If you verbally abuse or shout at the referee you are breaking the rules of the game and risk a negative outcome for the team (stoppage of play or forfeit) and/or being asked to leave the game.
  • Parents must not coach from the sideline during matches or training. Leave this to the manager/coach or you may cause confusion and erode your child’s confidence.
  • Parents must not enter the field of play.
  • Do not criticize your child’s coach to your child or other parents. If you are not happy with the coach you should raise the issue with the coach at an appropriate time and place and in a very pleasant and non-confrontational manner.
  • Parents that do not follow these guidelines could be asked to leave the game and/or be expelled from the league. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated.

Napa United Player Code of Conduct

  • Napa United has always encouraged good sportsmanship in its programs. Being a Good Sport is an important philosophy of the league. Treat your opponent as you would like to be treated. 
  • Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach. Train and play to the best of your ability, have a positive attitude and encourage others to do the same.
  • Play by the spirit and the Laws of the Game of soccer at all times.
  • Never argue with or complain about referees' calls or decisions. Remember that referees are only human and they make mistakes, just like you.
  • Control your temper. Most of all, resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged. Never use foul or abusive language before during or after game/trainings.
  • Concentrate on playing soccer with your best efforts. Work equally hard for your team as for yourself. Be on time and prepared for matches and training sessions.
  • Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it is your team or your opponent's.
  • Cooperate with and respect your coach and teammates. Always listen to your coach.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve skills and feel good. Don't be a showoff or a ball hog.