Special Needs Soccer, a national effort to develop a free soccer program for challenged children, is currently putting the finishing touches on their new curriculum before being released nationwide this summer. The concept behind the effort is to develop a comprehensive Special Needs Soccer Program for communities across the United States to use as a blueprint in order to launch their own initiatives. The Special Needs Soccer Package will have everything a community organization would need to provide a complete program for the challenged youth of their locale.

The Special Needs Soccer curriculum was developed by Dan Brotman, a NSCAA and USSF certified soccer trainer with a select number of physical and occupational therapists. Special needs soccer organizers from all over the country also supplied their expertise in an outpouring of support after finding out about the endeavor.

Although, there are some competitive aspects, readying the participants for team competition is not the emphasis. The curriculum will address the basic physical, mental, technical and tactics of the game while building a link between a community’s typical and special kids.

Here’s a sneak peek at our curriculum with one of our favorite sessions:

Special Needs Soccer Curriculum Session 2