"Where to find soccer training equipment at a bargain for
your kids soccer practices"

Enjoy paying retail prices for soccer training equipment?

There are plenty of places that coaches can acquire equipment, yet the retail prices you have to pay for cones, scrimmage vests or soccer bags can be steep.

I have researched the different options and found that coaches can get some really great deals soccer coaching equipment online. There are some great bargains and discounts online which makes shopping very cost effective and easy.

Coaches need a few very simple soccer training equipment pieces to pull off a good soccer practice. The basic soccer training equipment that coaches need are...

  • Soccer balls - unless the kids bring soccer balls.
  • Soccer pumps and needles
  • Soccer bag to hold or store equipment
  • Disc cones
  • Scrimmage vests
  • Coaching watches
  • Pug goals - for scrimmages.
  • Fitness equipment

These items can get you through most soccer practices if you are working with young players.

I keep two bags, one mesh bag for practice and a game bag with scrimmage vests and some extra cones in the game bag.

I use disc cones for the warm ups and extra scrimmage vests, so when I have subs they wear a different color, this way the referee can tell they are subs when they are warming up.

The coach can also store soccer coaching equipment at the soccer facility or ground if you have a storage unit or locker room.

In conjunction with Amazon I have chosen some of my favorite coaching items that I use all the time in my coaching sessions. Check out my recommendations on coaching boards, cones, bags, pumps, goals, flags and scrimmage vests.

Soccer communication

Looking for a way to show or communicate with your players more effectively?

Kids learn in different ways; some kids are visual, some are better listeners and some learn better by participating in the activity or a combination of all the three.

There are a number of ways to get your message across using soccer equipment...

  • Practice with the soccer ball - teaching the kids a shape.
  • Cones - I lay the cones down on the ground and show the kids tactically about shape, or positions.
  • Chalk talk on a board.

If I feel I am not getting my message across with the cone or in training it is time for chalk talk...there are a number of boards that coaches can get some have magnets and some are just dry erase - up to you!

A combination of a dry erase and magnets works really well.

Coaching point: I use the x mark for my players on the board so they know each time we do chalk talk that will our team.

Now you have plethora of information and it is time to get into the trenches. If you have never coached or played before taking info from a theory to the field can be the tricky part.

Coaching tip: I would suggest you find a young select player, college player or a coach who can help demonstrate the skills to the kids. Painting a picture for the kids is one of the best ways to teach, so the kids can see and learn proper technique.

Enjoy your coaching!!

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