For the Good of the Game

MAYSA Kindergarten Program

MAYSA Resource Center: Coaches
Coaches: The Definition of Possession
Coach Curriculum: The Basics from U.S.Soccer
Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association Coach Resources

Great selection of WYSA suggested sites.

Coaches: Training Sessions

Very useful set of sequential training session plans from a US Youth Soccer affiliate in Massachusetts.

Coaches: Player Development

**NEW! Enhancing & Optimizing the U9 and U10 Experience within MAYSA

  • MAYSA's new program for reducing travel, and putting young players first, at the U9-10 age groups throughout the district.

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.

Coaches: Videos

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.

Coaches: Publications

U.S.Soccer Federation's Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States

  • US Soccer's publication - 'the sport's definitive new player development guidelines'.

Mejores Practicas

  • US Soccer en espanol.

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.

Coaches: General

MAYSA's Recommendations for Sideline Behavior

  • MAYSA's guide for sideline behaviors that benefit the players and the game. Useful for coaches and parents.

US Youth Soccer Workshop Presentations (downloadable)

  • 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.

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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