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CASA 2024


Help!  I Volunteered to Coach – What do I do?

Many first time coaches volunteer or are volunteered to the job. First things first…Relax.  Relax and think about how much fun you are going to have with these little Under-6 and Under-8 soccer players.

Goal: Create a fun, learning soccer environment for your players in training and in games.


2015 Coaches Training Handouts

Player Development Model


Practice Activities


Practice Activities


Practice Activities


Practice Activities

Sample Training Activities U6 to U19

U6 Dribbling Sample Lessons
U6 Coordination & Balance Sample Lessons
U6-U8 Practice Activities
U6 Fun Five Practice Activities
U6 Basic Coaching Concepts

US Youth Soccer Coaches Manual
US Youth Soccer Basic Skills Manual
US Youth Soccer Player Development

What Kids Want in a Soccer Coach

First Season as a Youth Soccer Coach

86 Ways to Say Good Job

First Aid Advice for Coaches

Mental Development of 6 and Under Players

U10 US Youth Soccer Practice Guide

U12 US Youth Soccer Practice Guide

Role of the Coach
Coaches who understand the player development process and the differences that exist between age and ability characteristics are more likely to positively influence and effect the development of the player.

  • Serve as a Facilitator
  • Be a Positive Role Model
  • Understand who You are Coaching

Teach Respect of the Game.

  • Respect the Referee
  • Respect the Opponents
  • Respect the Coaches
  • Respect the Fans


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