Mass Youth Soccer Practice Sessions
Under-10 Training Activities
U10 Shooting [pdf]
Under-12 Training Activities
U12 Goalkeeping: Handling Crosses [pdf]
SYS Coaches Meeting
Remember that you are an assistant to the game in teaching the players and an assistant to the players in their understanding of the game.
Prepare your practice sessions to meet the realistic challenges of the game by giving your players the chance to make decisions.
Never ridicule or yell at the players for making a mistake or losing a competition - kids play the game for enjoyment of the game and winning is only one aspect of the game.
Be organized at all times and ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.
Although soccer is regarded as a players game, it is also to be enjoyed by non-players (i.e., coaches, referees, and spectators) - lead by example by showing your enthusiasm to the players.
Teach your players the rules of the game.
Recognize the importance of your behavior at games; criticism of the referee sets a poor example for players and parents - show good sportsmanship to your opponents and referee, both in victory and defeat.
Allow your own personality to be reflected at practice and at games - study and learn from other coaches, but don't attempt to copy someone else's coaching personality.