What makes a good soccer coach? Find out here. Excellent piece to read often to keep us grounded as coaches.
Good coaches prepare their practices. A little preparation will go a long way to ensure a fun practice that will teach kids the skills they need to learn and develop their game. You might find the links below useful in preparing your practices.
www.soccerhelp.com - WE HAVE PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION AVAILABLE TO ALL MAYSL COACHES FREE OF CHARGE! PLEASE CONTACT SIMON SULTANA FOR ACCESS INFORMATION!!! This web site several resources including drills focusing on skill development and fun. A GOOD PLACE TO START!
Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the U.S. -Excellent resource from US Soccer which provides coaching guidelines by age groups.
U.S. Soccer Curriculum -This curriculum includes guidelines on style of play and more. Pay special attention to the section on Age Group Organization starting on page 37. A season plan by age group starts on page 45.
Footy4Kids.co.uk -This web site includes lots of pages of drills, articles, practice plans and discussions.
www.coachdeck.com -Product that helps you to prepare a good practice with little time or effort.
Parental Support:The Key to Peak Performance -A good resource for parents that will go a long way to making sure that you are on the same page.