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The NorCal Player Development Program identifies, develops, and showcases the top motivated and talented players in Northern California.


NorCal’s objective for each PDP player is to assist and help them to train on his-her own (home, at the park, or before team training). This page will provide a library of video & explanation for each exercise. By watching how  the pro-club players train, the PDP player has a model to copy and learn from.

If you (PDP player) want to reach your highest level of soccer potential, it is VITAL, that you train extra time in addition to your team training. Every day you should try to train 20 minutes (at least). If you do it, that will add up to a lot of hours in one year. Just do it!

Enjoy it and good luck!!

Paolo Bonomo

PDP Technical Director


NorCal have teamed up with the App based program TopYA, giving our PDP players free access to a ‘NorCal PDP’ skill path.  Our coaches will be monitoring the leaderboard and offering prizes to the players that are most active on the skills path. See below for our PDP leaderboards.

Anyone not in the PDP program who wishes to get access to the various challenges can download the ‘TopYa! Soccer’ App for free and purchase the PDP Skill Paths. Enter the NorCal Premier code 2776.

TopYa PDP Competition #2

NorCal PDP Homework


Library of exercises (Video & Coach’s tips for each exercise)


Exercise Video Coach’s Tips
Juggling Click here
Foot-work Click here Click here
Guiding Ball Click here Click here
Dribbling-Fake Part One Click here
Dribbling-Fake Part Two Click here


Tactical Concept Video Coach’s Tips
Receiving & Turning Click here Click here
No Turn – Return Pass (back) Click here Click here
Visual Behind Click here Click here
Visual Behind (Xavi) Click here
Vertical Run (penetration) Click here Click here
Vertical Run-2 (penetration) Click here Click here
Receiving-Passing Between Lines Click here Click here