Practice Plans

 

AGE GROUP PRACTICE PLANS ADDITIONAL PLANS & IDEAS
U6 Coed
Teams practice once per week

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3.. 

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

During Fall and Spring Break... Small-sided Games
(See Calendar for specific date(s) & times)

U6 Lesson Plan - Movement

U6 Lesson Plan -

U6 & U8 Practice Activities
-US Youth Soccer Coaching Education

U6 and U8 Practice Activities for the Parent Coach

GERMANTOWN JR. LEGENDS RECREATION COACHING MANUAL*
(available upon request, send email to GermantownLegends@gmail.com)

U8
Teams practice once per week

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

During Fall and Spring Break... Small-sided Games
(See Calendar for specific date(s), times & location)

U8 Lesson Plan - Cooperatively Competing

U8 Lesson Plan - Dribbling at Different Speeds

U8 Lesson Plan - Tag Games to Teach Dribbling

U8 Lesson Plan

U8 Lesson Plan - Movement

U8 Lesson Plan - Striking the Ball

U6 & U8 Practice Activities
-US Youth Soccer Coaching Education

U6 and U8 Practice Activities for the Parent Coach

Developing Soccer Players for the Future
-A U7/U8 Coaching Manual by John Dingle, Soccer Source 360 Director

Street Soccer Games*

Small sided Games from The Coaching Family

U10- U12
Teams may practice twice per week

U10 Lesson Plan - Dribbling

U12 Lesson Plan - Finishing

U12 Lesson Plan - First Defender

U12 Lesson Plan - Keeping Possession

Please see links below or call director for more information.

4v4 Small-sided Games*

4v4 - USYS*

U10- U12 Activities

Ideas for Coaching 10- 11 year Old Players
-US Youth Soccer

Why We Juggle*

SoccerSpecific.com Coaches Manual*

U10 Practice Activities for the Parent Coach

U12 Practice Activities for the Parent Coach

Warm-up Booklet - @Coaching Family

U14- U19
Teams may practice twice per week

U15- U18 Lesson Plan - Penetrating the Defense

Please see links below or call director for more information.

4v4 Small-sided Games*

Speed of Play*

Attacking & Shooting*

Combine to Attack Wide*

Defending in Pairs*

Shifting Area of Play

Shooting & Finishing

Transitional Play

GOALKEEPERS We believe goalkeepers should not be a feature of play at the U6 and U8 age groups.

Field Players Make Better Keepers*

*  Applicable to many Age Groups.

  

Coaches should feel free to mix and match the sessions as they see best suits their particular team.  Coaches of teams above and below a particular age group should feel free to adapt these sessions and the activities contained in them to their particular team.

   

Check out these sites for more ideas or to get more lesson plans:

 

US YOUTH SOCCER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

US Youth Soccer Development Model    

US Youth Soccer Player's Guide

Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual

USYS How to Write a Training Session Plan

 

US SOCCER

U.S. Soccer Best Practices 
U.S. Soccer Coaching Curriculum Part 1 - Style and Principles of Play

U.S. Soccer Coaching Curriculum Part 2 - Concepts and Coaching Guidelines

U.S. Soccer Coaching Curriculum Part 3 - Age Group Organization

U.S. Soccer Coaching Curriculum Part 4 - Planning and Training

 

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