Coaches: The Definition of Possession
Coach Curriculum: The Basics from U.S.Soccer
Coaches: Lesson Plans
Very useful set of lesson plans from a US Youth Soccer affiliate in Massachusetts.
Coaches: Good Blogs
Sam Snow is the Coaching Director for US Youth Soccer.
John Ellinger is the Technical Director for US Youth Soccer.
John Thomas is the Assnt Technical Director for US Youth Soccer.
Coaches: Player Development
How do we measure success?
US Youth Soccer's overview of player development, asks 'How do we measure the development of the player?'
Guiding principles for your club.
MAYSA Player Development Curriculum
MAYSA's guide for the development of youth players, technically, tactically, physically & mentally
– across the age levels. An overview based on a variety of resources, this is useful information for administrators, coaches, and parents.
MAYSA Sample Player Evaluation Form
MAYSA's sample form for evaluating players. Combined with face to face conversations, this form
provides coaches with a template for useful feedback to players about individual strengths as well as areas of their game they could focus some attention on.
The Offside Rule
A very simple, very complete graphic explanation of the Offside rule!
US Youth Soccer Coaches Training Videos
US Youth Soccer Coaches Training Videos, for U6 to U19.
U.S.Soccer Federation's *NEW* Coaching Curriculum for coaches of players ages 5 - 12
US Soccer's new coaching curriculum for our youngest players. Youth Technical Director Claudio Reyna talks about the 'age appropriate roadmap'. Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States
US Soccer's gold standard coaching techniques, MAYSA recommended.
US Youth Soccer Basic Playing Rules
US Youth Soccer From the Policy on Players and Playing Rules of the United States Youth Soccer Association
US Youth Soccer Coaches Training Activitiy Lesson Plans
US Youth Soccer Coaches Training Activity Lesson Plans, for U6 to U19.
US Soccer Coaches Net Articles
US Soccer Coaches Net, valuable articles on topics of interest to coaches, including preventable
WYSA's 'The Pitch'
Wisconsin Youth Soccer's bi-monthly newsletter for Coaches. Stay current on issues relating to coaching and player development, also course information and schedules.
Contributors include Jim Launder and Craig Carlson!
MAYSA's *NEW* Recommendations for Sideline Behavior
MAYSA's guide for sideline behaviors that benefit the players and the game. Useful for coaches and parents.
(downloadable) US Youth Soccer Workshop Presentations
US Youth Soccer's Adidas' workshop presentations include topics for Coaches.
US Youth Soccer Coaches page
US Youth Soccer Coaches page, gateway to many resources.
US Soccer Coaches Resources
US Soccer Coaches Resources page, including 'Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States', and 'The Bible of Coaching' "Soccer
How to Play the Game".
Special Page for New Volunteers!: Help! I volunteered to be a Coach!
New! Responsible Sports Podcast Series
US Youth Soccer's partner, Liberty Mutual, produced interviews with prominent athletes, coaches and
general managers sharing their insights from their own sports careers.
Zonal Marking: Tactics, etc.
Zonal Marking Football tactics, formations, diagrams, chalkboards and graphs-- this is a website for fanatics of the game; read and learn!
Middleton Sports and Fitness, Team Price List
Middleton Sports and Fitness offers great deals on team uniforms, balls,
goals, and coaching accessories.
Managers: Helpful Stuff
Manager Cheat Sheet
Everything a Manager needs to know, on one page. Print one to have with you.
'Sign Up Genius'
FREE online tool for creating and managing group sign up lists. Recommended by 'professional' soccer team managers everywhere!
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