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COACHING TOOLS

Coaching Tools from the NSCAA


There are many activities and training plans available in the NSCAA's Online Resource Library. You must be an NSCAA member to access most materials, but below are some of their free coaching tools.

Fundamentals of Coaching

  • Dribbling
  • Receiving
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Heading and Tackling
  • Soccer Tactics
  • The 5v5 Format

Activities

  • Technical Warm Up
  • Shooting and Finishing
  • Small-Sided Games
  • Possession
  • Defending
  • Attacking

Training Plan Games

  • Finishing
  • Attacking
  • Transition
  • Defending
  • Passing
  • Ball Control
  • Goalkeeping

Techniques


Beast Soccer

Beast Soccer has unique technical drills for players that are all about keeping the ball "sticky", or close to you. Their instagram site is the best way to access their, free tips and techniques. https://instagram.com/beastmodesoccer/.

You can find Beast Soccer's 25 core skills, along with an other favorite The T. You can also have your players put together a training plan using their guide.

Coerver Coaching

Coerver Coaching provides a great youth player and coach technical training program. You can sign up for free training emails on their website.

Strength & Conditioning

There's a lot of strength training you can do at practice without weights. Check these exercises out. NOTE: If you are doing these on grass, make sure to do in the margins so as not to tear up 60 acres.

Additional Resources

  • http://www.coachfx.com/
  • http://www.professionalsoccercoaching.com/index.php
  • http://www.soccerxpert.com/ http://www.sportplan.com/drills/Football/index.jsp
  • http://www.elitesoccerconditioning.com/4-5-1/451formation.html
  • http://www.trainingsoccer.org/coaches/drill/?drillID=373

Tools


Zoom Reports

Zoom reports is a free player evaluation system provided by the Club. All players should receive a player evaluation early in the season for development purposes. Coaches are encouraged to provide player feedback at the end of the season as well, particularly for younger players.

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iSoccer

iSoccer is a tool to encourage players to play and train on their own. Coaches can encourage players and track their progress in specific areas as well as freestyle/playground soccer. There is a cost to the team if you are interested. https://playisoccer.com/

A PDF of the core skills and drills is available, but the website is a better way to go.

Ubersense Video Analysis

As your players get a little older and work on perfecting theirs shots and striking mechanics, video analysis can really grab their attention. Check out this free app for the iphone/android http://www.ubersense.com/.

Game Analysis

Having a parent video a game to reinforce what your players are doing well, and not so well, can be very useful.