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Bruce- Director of player/coach development Westford, MA.

"I just wanted to make sure WYSA coaches are signed up for your excellent weekly practice plans. The coach feedback was very positive.  It's great to get the plans pushed out to the coaches and the video demonstrations are very helpful and instructive."

Coach Ben- Wellesley United MA.

"Is really great!  The videos, animation, narration etc. someone has put a ton of time into making this work and it is really quite amazing in terms of having a resource for coaching soccer.  Thank you!"


Scott Fussell Fishers Soccer Club IN


"What a great tool YouthSoccer101 has turned out to be! The time it took to write my own lesson plans was the most time-consuming part of coaching the past four seasons. Having a lesson plan that is incredibly EASY TO READ, UNDERSTAND, and TEACH has made a huge difference at our practices. I love the format, the accompanying videos, diagrams & explanations.  There is really nothing I don't like about the information."

Jim Manning  Coach Kansas

"I found the plans very helpful and I really appreciated all the great ideas and drills."

Bryant Campbell Coach Coffee County Soccer TN

"Love it...this is awesome!"

Kathy Pearson Coach Tampa FL

"Including my assistant coaches made practices even better.  Occasionally I would be running late and my assistants were already starting the 2nd drill.  Talk about being on the same page."

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Animation/video of each activity to make it easier for the coach to understand it.









































































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Coaching tips


If you are a volunteer coach (any age) and you do not have the knowledge &/or the time to put together a fun effective practices each week that you know your players will like READ ON............
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We have created age appropriate practice plans that are easy to follow and delivered directly to your email on a weekly basis.  You no longer have to search the internet for drills and wonder if they will actually work on the field. 

Each plan is supported with animation/video to help you completely understand how the activities should look on the field.  The plans are not only fun for the players but they teach the correct skills based on the age group you are coaching. 
 
         
       
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Sample Practice Plan Age U10

Hello Coach,

We have a great practice planned this week that focuses on dribbling for possession.

Keep it fun! 

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Step #1
Review the written plan &
print the activities 

        
 

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Step #2
With the printed plan in front of you watch the videos/animated
 to make sure you understand how they should work

Focus move of the week 
Have the players practice the focus move while they are waiting for the practice to start.  Spend the first 5 minutes of practice working on the focus move.
 
Scissors


View the animated activities
(use the printed plan for reference while viewing)

Technical warm up box



Small Sided Steal & Shield


3V3 End Zone Game



General thoughts about this age group based on US Youth Soccer Best Practices:

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 Team concepts and combination play should not be introduced.
· They are able to remember what they were shown last practice and apply it.
· Keep activities short and simple.
· Give plenty of encouragement  

General description of what should be happening during practice:

· Having fun with the ball.
· No line, no laps, no lectures.
· Encourage the basic skills and give them time with the ball.
· Include games to goals.

General description of information that is communicated to the players by the coach:


· Positive attitude and encouragement.
· Specific soccer related information should be limited to basic ideas.
· When addressing technique, consider that kids learn by watching and copying.

Best qualities of a coach for this age player:

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 Appreciate the power of learning by watching.
· Have the ability to demonstrate or us older players to demonstrate.
· Understand the capabilities and limitations at this age. 

Last minute tip:

The activities are age appropriate.  Try to put similar ability players together when they are working in the groups.  The player ability evaluation may take a few practices but  this will be very beneficial for the players and coaches.

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