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Coach's Corner

As we begin a new season our focus must be on fulfilling our mission with meaningful training that helps our players improve. We have improved our coaching resources significantly to increase the number of tools our recreational coaches have at their disposal to aid in that process. The better our players get, the more they will be able to enjoy their experience. Take advantage of the links below and enjoy the season.

Coaching Education Links

Age Appropriate Training Sessions

Here you will find 8 weeks’ worth of pre-planned training sessions for age groups U6, U8, U10 and U12.  Each week includes four different activities and is specifically designed to provide training based on the needs of that age-group.  Additionally, each activity is in print and video format – coaches can see the training exercises in action with the videos and then print the diagrams out to bring to the field.


U6 Age Appropriate Training Sessions

 

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U8 Age Appropriate Training Sessions

 

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U10 Age Appropriate Training Sessions

 

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U12 Age Appropriate Training Sessions

 

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US Youth Soccer Releases Latest Coaching Manual

Download How to Write a Training Session Plan [link]
Training Session Template [link]

The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department has introduced the latest coaching resource with How to Write a Training Session Plan.  The manual will help guide coaches in conducting the most efficient and effective training sessions for their team and compliments previous US Youth Soccer coaching resources such as the Player Development Model, Vision document and Skills School technical manual.

“This resource on how to design a training session plan, coupled with the many other coaching resources from US Youth Soccer, will help any coach through a soccer season,” said US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, Sam Snow. “The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department resource center, coaching articles, lesson plans, DVD’s, books and documents such as the Player Development Model offer a wealth of ideas for appropriate soccer experiences.  How to Write a Training Session Plan will help coaches organize that information into an effective session and season.  This manual is useful to any coach, but especially those beginning their formal coaching education in the courses given by their US Youth Soccer State Association.”

How to Write a Training Session Plan is ideal for coaches of all age groups and abilities.  Download How to Write a Training Session Plan below, as well as other useful resources from the US Youth Soccer Coaching Department.


How to Write a Training Session Plan [link]

Training Session Template [link]

Coaches Document Center [link]
Includes the Player Development Model, Vision Document, Skills School and Coaching Manual

Sample Training Sessions [link]

Coaches Section:  http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/

Concussion Training

All registered coaches and assistant coaches are required to complete the online training on concussion awareness each fall season.  This needs to be completed prior to your first practice.  Please send a copy of your certificate to [email protected].   

Online concussion training can be found here:       http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/training/index.html