| Soccer Coaching Resources
Train your coaches
The single most important action a youth sports organization can
take to enhance its program is to train its volunteer coaches. Encourage
your organization to train their coaches.
A Parent Orientation Program and
Criminal Background Checks are also available.
(Another UK site full of resources for coaches of young kids)
This site promotes putting kids and fun first. There is an abundance
of good articles including sections on coaching
skills training, organizing
practice sessions, first
aid, dealing with
children think, and lots more. You can find information on
to say to kids at practice and how to coach pre-school
children. There is LOTS of information and reading on this
site so scroll down on home page for listings of some of the available resources.
US Youth Soccer Organization
US Youth Soccer promotes a fun, safe and healthy game for all
kids. They also have lots of resources on their website including
video of 50 of the most basic soccer skills, a download
page full of resources for administrators and a tournament
Soccer Tournament Directory
This site features US and Canadian soccer tournaments organized
by year and date. You can find tournaments for a holiday weekend
or an indoor tournament. Added 1/18/05
The Soccer Manual Web Page is a great place for coaches of all
levels. It offers helpful resources, instructions to teach basic
principles, practical guidelines, practice plans to teach basics,
and more. We recommend the link on How to Coach the Very Young.
Overall, this is a very complete Site that will help you learn
or reinforce the basics of coaching youth soccer. There is also
a downloadable version of the manual in a small size version to
Anti-Smoking Soccer Coach's Manual
This manual has drills to teach players how to be in control
when outnumbered, both in soccer and in life. It promotes a smoke-free
At last a Web page designed to help coaches train the most mysterious
position of soccer, the goalkeeper! This one is one of the few
Web pages out there that specifically concentrate on this position
from drills, footwork, and tactics to equipment, psychology and
more goalkeeping links.
World of Soccer
Site full of excellent soccer resources. One very convenient feature
of this Web page is the great selection of free youth soccer books
that you can order directly from the Site.
Better Soccer More Fun
Very complete Web Site that concentrates on a European style called
"Dutch Vision" which covers almost all soccer issues imaginable.
According to the sources given in this page, (which are lectures,
coaching sessions, informal talks, critiques and handouts among
others) this site intends to introduce this European style to
the Americas. I recommend the children's section of the page.
The soccer dictionary in this Web Site can be a great tool for
the youth soccer coach. With over 350 definitions of terms, concepts
and rules this Web page clarifies many basic concepts of the game.
Another nicely designed Web Site that offers drills for soccer
training, but the Special Topics section is the most interesting.
Cover topics are drugs, injuries, external factors, match analysis,
and even technology.
Soccer Association for Youth
This useful website has some important things every coach should know and some good basis first aid information.
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