2018 Coaches Training Resources
U12- U14 session
Technique: It is important to establish a good strong solid base. The coach must develop individual skills under the pressure of time, space and an opponent and increase technical speed:
Dribbling: Encourage risk taking. Teach moves to beat an opponent and to keep possession.
Shielding: Spin turns, change of speed, change of direction.
Receiving: Ground and air balls — all surfaces from a partner and on the move.
Shooting: Proper striking technique, partner serve from all angles, turns, cut backs, volleys.
Passing: Emphasize the proper technique by using the laces; inside and outside of the foot and short and long crossing.
Heading: Start with self-serve, then add a partner to serve. Teach jumping to head, turning the ball and partner juggling.
NO HEADING for U12, propper heading is limited to no more than 30 minutes a week for U14
Tackling: Teach the proper technique with emphasis on balance and having no fear.
Man City Circle
Fish in a Barrel
Coaches Self Reflection:
1. What are my top five character strengths?
2. How do these strengths help me to be successful as a coach (and parent)?
3. Are there “shadow sides” (tendencies to over- or under-use) to any of my strengths?
4. What tends to happen if/when I over- or under-use the strengths listed above?
5. Who were the most influential people that helped me build character in my own sports life?
6. How can I be like those people to help my players GROW on and off the field?
Build Out Line
If you are coaching U10 Wings or U8 Passers, here's a couple videos from our friends at Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer to help you understand the build-out line.