Coaches Corner

 

 

Expectations of each age group player:

         

    

Lesson Plans

         U6        

       U8               U10                U12      

Teens 

Coach's References

Bad Bear, Around the World

Dribbling

Combination Play

Finishing

Coaching fullbacks to join the attack

Tips for Practice

Funny Bone & Fetch a Bone

Fun Passing Activities 

Passing

1st Attacker

Counter attacking from the midfield

How important is winning

Shariff Says & NYS Thruway

Fun Dribbling Activities  

Receiving

High Pressure Defending 

Patterns of play for a front three

Player development vs Team performance

Sharks and Minnows & Freeze Tag

Defending in Small Groups

Dribbling

Long Passing 

Playing with split Strikers

Quotes 

Treasure Coin & Pirate's Revenge

 

 Heading

Crossing and Finishing 

Improving team shape from the middle

Player's homework footskills

Shariff Says & Traffic Cop

 Dribbling and turning 1

 Combination Play 2

Movement off the Ball

Improving width out of the defense

Running in soccer

Chicken Coop & Red Light Green Light

Dribbling and turning 2

Set up touch

Creating and Exploiting Width

 


Hit the Dirt & Bull's Eye

 Dribbling 1 v 1

Attitude to Shoot 

 Defensive heading from Crosses

 

 


Receiving

Pressing

Pressure, Cover Balance

Goalkeeping 

11 v 11 Formations  

 

Principles of Attack 

Dealing with bouncing Balls 

 Speed of Play

4-3-3 "Brazil"

 A fun warm up

Passing Possession

Principles of Defense

Switching the play 

Goalkeeping Dealing with 1 V 1 Situations 

 4-4-2 Flat "England"

 

Dribbling for Possession

Creating 1 v 1 opportunities 

 Team shape in a 4 v 4

Goalkeeping Footwork 

4-4-2 Diamond "France"  

 

Quick and Deceptive Movement

 Support Play

Technical fitness with the ball 

 Goalkeeping - The First Line of Attack

3-4-3 "Netherlands"

 

Moves to Beat an opponent

Positive and creative dribbling 

 Technical fitness I

Clearing Crosses - Punching

 3-5-2 "Australia" 

 

Passing receiving and moving

Receiving and turning with the ball 

 Technical ftness II

 Goalkeeper and the back 3

 

 

Receiving and turning with the ball

 Shooting

 

 

 

 

Short Passing

Tackling




Note: Some lesson plans can be used for various age groups.  Please look at other lesson plans and modify what you need to for your session to be successful
 
Special thanks to Adrian Parrish of the Kentucky youth Soccer Association, all of his plans are used with his permission.

 
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