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Coaching Manuals

5U/6U - Procedures and Tips

7U/8U - Procedures and Tips

10U - Procedures and Tips

14U - Procedures and Tips

U5/U6 AYSO - Coaching Manual

U7U8 AYSO - Coaching Manual

U10 AYSO - Coaching Manual


• Introduction and key points on coaching games
>>> Off the ball – off the ball – off the ball!
>>> Avoid rotating players too much
>>> All players involved in the game, not just a couple

• Key points on conducting skill activities – efficiency and effectiveness
>>> No laps, lectures or LINES!
>>> How do I max touches per minute?
>>> How do I add the most value?

Field Activities (coaches participate)
• Sharks and minnows (build in demo’d skills)
• 3-player passing, trapping, throw-ins, keeping (2 balls per 3 kids)
• Go to the ball or 1 v 1 drill (with 4 kids involved)
• Defense – shadowing attackers; role of 1st and 2nd defender
• 3 v 1 with keeper (coaching triangles)
• Offense - defense activity (“half-court” soccer) such as 4 v 2, or 5 v 2 – teaching back passes also
• Possession game
• The offside rule (Law 11)
• The corner kick
• Playing keeper – a few key points

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