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In each age group sub-section you will find:

  • Player Characteristics
  • Coaching Best Practices
  • Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Content
  • Practice Day Coaching - Teaching Progression
  • Game Day Coaching - Systems & Styles of Play
  • Training Session Plans
  • Developmental Training Block Examples

At the U6 & U8 age groups you can also find a complete coaching curriculum.



U5 & U6 COACHING MATERIALS
In this section, we look at the characteristics of players (physical, psychological and social), how these impact their ability to play soccer (technically and tactically) and what it takes to be a successful coach at these ages.

U5  &  U6  COACHES  


U7 & U8 COACHING MATERIALS
In this section, we look at the four components of the game (technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social) and relate them to the characteristics of the age groups in order to help coaches teach their players developmentally appropriate soccer content.

U7  &  U8  COACHES



U9 & U10 COACHING MATERIALS
In this section, we look at the four components of the game (technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social) and relate them to the characteristics of the age groups in order to help coaches teach their players developmentally appropriate soccer content. Additionally, we explore different systems and styles of play for the 7 v 7 game.

U9  &  U10  COACHES


U11 & U12 COACHING MATERIALS
In this section, we look at the four components of the game (technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social) and relate them to the characteristics of the age groups in order to help coaches teach their players developmentally appropriate soccer content. Additionally, we explore different systems and styles of play for the 9 v 9 game.

U11 & U12 COACHES 


U13 & U14 COACHING MATERIALS
In this section, we look at the four components of the game (technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social) and relate them to the characteristics of the age groups in order to help coaches teach their players developmentally appropriate soccer content. Additionally, we explore different systems and styles of play for the 11 v 11 game.

U13 & U14 COACHES 


U15 to U18 COACHING MATERIALS
In this section, we concentrate on planning for a soccer season, scouting an opponent, practice planning and preparing for games.  We explore different systems and styles of play for the 11 v 11 game and how to teach these to players and the team.

HIGH SCHOOL AGES


TECHNICAL SKILLS VIDEOS
Here you will find moves and turns, which are age appropriate for players U8 to U12. More videos on passing, receiving and finishing will be added at a later date.

TECHNICAL SKILLS VIDEO


US YOUTH SOCCER COACHING CONTENT
Coaching content including; complete curriculum, lesson plans, articles, etc

US YOUTH SOCCER - COACHING CONTENT   


US SOCCER CURRICULUM
Complete coaching curriculum from US Soccer.

US Soccer Curriculum Front Sheet