The Inter-Club Developmental League (ICDL) program is a truly unique and remarkably effective Development Program that makes full use of on-field time with our Training Staff.
Our Clubs’ youngest Developmental Age Groups are coached on-field in real time whilst competing against neighboring Community Clubs.
Younger children learn in specific ways and respond differently to instruction. Rather than shouts from the sidelines getting lost in the wind above our 6 year olds, the Gold Coast Coaching Staff move around the field advising individually and offering visual reminders to our burgeoning soccer stars!
The success of this model of teaching/learning simply cannot be argued or matched. This approach to guided learning makes sense in so many ways and the results are clear for everybody to see.
Due to the unpredictable and unreliable nature of the Local Division systems, in which the Win-At-All-Costs mentality prevails to the detriment of all of the children’s development, the ICDL model should really be utilized until U9. Gold Coast FC were the first to pioneer the Program for U7s and will continue to stay ahead of the curve!