Victor Soccer Club
Recreation Coaching Philosophy

logo_new_smWhat technical skills should I be teaching my players? When do I start teaching tactics to my team?What goals are realistic for my players to achieve by the end of the season?

These are some of the biggest questions youth soccer coaches are confronted with at the start of a new season. Planning your training sessions for the week and for the entire season will help you deliver a more efficient training session on a consistent level. Properly preparing a training session will give the coach greater confidence with the players and a better understanding of how to adapt the exercises to the team’s and players’ needs on the field. Every team and every player has different ability levels and it is extremely important that your practices and training exercises meet the needs of the players at their particular age groups.

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US Youth Soccer Coaching Development Manual

Coaching Development Model - What to Coach When?

contiuum and model

Child Development Characteristics

Stage 1 (3-5)

Stage 2 (6-8)

Stage 3 (9-11)

Stage 4 (12-14)

Stage 5 (15-18)

Basic Practice Skills Per Age Group

Coaching Development Planning