Soccer Skills with WDMSC Staff at McAninch Complex – Rescheduled

As part of Norwalk Soccer’s agreement with West Des Moines Soccer Club, the staff coaches from WDMSC will be leading two skills clinics that are open to all Norwalk Soccer Club players.

We will be using Field 10 at McAninch Complex for these skills sessions. If you have your normal practice on these days, NSC asks that you participate in these sessions instead. Coach Gareth Smith and his coaching staff are highly qualified and will bring a new perspective on skill development.

Any player is welcome to attend one or both sessions. There is NO cost. Register here.

Session 1 Details:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:30pm-6:30pm U8-U10
6:30pm-7:30pm U12-U14

Session 2 Details: (new date – canceled 4/14 due to weather)
Monday, April 28, 2014.
5:30pm-6:30pm U8-U10
6:30pm-7:30pm U12-U14

In the event of cancellation, please check the Norwalk Soccer Club Twitter account at or the NSC Facebook Group at:

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U10 Keeper Training – Thursdays at 7:00pm

Keeper training for U10 players on Thursdays at 7:00pm for next 4 weeks. First session is Thursday, April 10. 7:00-7:45pm. These sessions are free.

U10 players only please. The focus will be on the fundamental Goalkeeping skills including:

  • Hand position, catching technique
  • Catching and collecting balls at various heights.
  • Footwork and preparing for the shot
  • Body position in relation to the goal and the ball.
  • Distribution to teammates.

Email Mark Gavin at if your player is interested.

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Opening Weekend

Good luck to all the teams playing their first game this weekend! For those playing in Norwalk, parking will be challenge. There is a big baseball tournament at McAninch complex this weekend. Please plan accordingly.

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Field Setup Day

NSC Field Day – this Saturday (3/29) from 10am to ?.  It is time to setup the club fields for games and practice.  Anyone can help.  We need to paint lines, put up nets, install corner flags, and even put a new goal together.  Meet at the club shed at 10am.

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Soccer is finally here! Fields Open, Schedules Online

The fields are open tonight – Wednesday, March 26. However, the restrooms have not been opened. It may be a day or two until the City has turned the water on and opened the restrooms. Please have your kids plan ahead.

Team Schedules are online here. They are listed under your head coach’s name.

We look forward to seeing you all on the fields. Just a reminder, it is usually very windy and at least 5 degrees colder at the complex, so please ask your players to dress in layers!

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Soccer Camps & Clinics

Check out Spring Break Soccer Camp at Drake for 8-13 year-olds.

Coerver Camp is coming back to Norwalk. Send your player to the No. 1 Skills Camp this Summer. Put it on the your calendar for August and register by April 1 to save 20%.

Read more info.

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Upcoming Referee Clinics

Norwalk Soccer Club Needs New Referees! Get involved, earn some extra money while enjoying the beautiful game.  Iowa Soccer, Altoona Youth Soccer and Iowa Rush are co-sponsoring two different entry-level referee clinics the weekend of March 7-9 at the Jacobson Building on the grounds of the Iowa State Fair. This is a fantastic opportunity for youth and adults to get started in refereeing.

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Upcoming Spring Season

Registration for the Spring Season has ended.  If you have not heard from your coach yet, you should be contacted soon.

Practice will begin either the week of March 17 or March 24 depending on the weather and when McAninch complex is opened by Norwalk’s Parks & Recreation Department.

Games begin the first weekend in April.

If you need a uniform or other soccer gear please visit Soccer Connections in Urbandale.

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Season Wrap-Up Info and Winter Training

Did you read the newsletter sent via email and twitter on 11/04/13?

Read it here.

Topics include:

  • Skills Bag Tags
  • Team Photo Mistake
  • Coerver Skills for Fall/Winter
  • Warrior Skills Clinics with Coach Kralik and NHS Boys’ team.
  • Referee Clinic in Indianola
  • Registration for Spring Season coming soon.
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Fall/Winter Skills Training – Register Now!

Coerver Iowa has two options for training this fall/winter

1. Coerver Skills Clinic on Saturdays, there will be Skills clinics for U6-U12 boys and girls. Each month is a new session consisting of 4 Saturdays. Nov-Feb.  Learn more and register.

2. Coerver Center of Excellence – This is a soccer program designed for players who are high achievers, who enjoy challenge and competition, who love the game and put a high priority on soccer. For U9- U12 Boys and Girls. This is 16 weeks of specialized training beginning in November and running through February.  Learn more and register.

These training options are much more beneficial for your player’s development than registering for an indoor league that lumps teams into leagues with a variety of ages, teams and abilities.

These Coerver training options are open to any soccer player in Iowa! Share with your friends playing at other clubs!

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