Soccer coaching is an extremely rewarding and fun experience for anyone who has had any involvement in soccer before or played soccer.
Depending on the age and playing level of the athletes, you may not need to learn everything right away. You can study the basics by reading manuals on the rules, basics of the game, and penalties. Then you can watch other games and learn something from other coaches, either local or televised, to get a feel for the rhythm of the game.
Below is a list of resources to help you along in your coaching abilities. Knowing why a drill is important is just as important as doing the drill, if you have any questions feel free to contact other coaches in the league for advice.
MYSA U5 Coaches Manual
MYSA U7 Coaches Manual
MYSA U9 Coaches Manual
MYSA U11 Coaches Manual
MYSA Jr. High Coaches Manual
MSYSA Online Coaching Modules
USSF “E” License Candidate Guidebook
USSF “E” License Goalkeeping Guidebook
National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Michigan State Youth Soccer Association Instructional Videos
(at bottom of page are links to many drills sorted by age group and type)
US Youth Soccer Youtube Channel
Coventry Coaching Corner
- Coaching Drills from the UK, select a category along the right side near the introduction video.