Use these plans to teach your players proper technique and better skill development. Don't be afraid to just stick to 3 or 4 basic plans (for an 8 or 10 year old) and always finish practice with a game. Today, coaching development courses stress that no one should ever use lines or to stand and pass a ball back and forth! Is that a re-creation of the game? NO. For efficiency in the short periods of time we have to teach, every child should have a ball as much as possible, everyone should always be involved in the activity and be moving. Ideally, you will start with simple, short instructions and with a buildup of 1v1 to 2v2 or 4v4 with a similar activity at each session with no pressure to ball under pressure. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance, advice and guidance.
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Organizing a U9/10 Practice U9/10 Curicullum
Running a U11/12 Practice U11/12 Curriculum
Practice for 13/14 U13/14 curriculum
Running a 15/16 practice U15/16 curriculum
Importance of Coaching Education (article from nays.org - National Alliance for Youth Sports)
Most youth sports coaches are unprepared for their position. Studiesshow that only 5-10% of youth sport coaches have received any relevant training1. We...
U.S. Soccer Federation unveils new coaching curriculum for coaches of players ages 5-12