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!!
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 2007 PDP Leaderboard
TopYa 2006 PDP Leaderboard
TopYa 2005 PDP Leaderboard
NorCal PDP Homework
Library of exercises (Video & Coach’s tips for each exercise)
|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|