Soccer videos and DVDs for
youth coaches teaching
U6- U12 players.

There are a myriad of soccer videos and DVDs on the market. So, what does a novice, academy or recreational coach look for in a video or DVD to learn more about coaching youth soccer?

I have listed several topics below that will help youth coaches choose a suitable video or DVD for the particular age or level the coach is working with...

  • Soccer skills
  • Soccer tactics for younger players
  • Small sided soccer games

These are soccer topics that youth coaches should focus on if you have never played the game or maybe you have not played at high level.

To get a crash coarse on the soccer skills players should learn I have listed of all the soccer skills your players will need,


maybe the coach just needs fresh ideas.

  • Small sided games
  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Ball control
  • Shielding
  • Shooting

The next phase is learning how to teach the game and why coaches should teach in the small sided game format.

What are the benefits of teaching in small sided games?

  • Lots of touches on the ball
  • Decision making after the touch - dribble, pass or shoot
  • Smaller fields

Last but not least...

How do I approach the game of soccer as a coach?

How do we handle game day?

I am going to start with videos that I have found very beneficial in teaching soccer skills and small sided tactics.

I have used Amazon for soccer videos/DVD as they have some very good deals for the net. You can browse the video/DVD selections below to find a recommendation suitable for you and the age level you coach.

My favorite videos for live demos and technique are the Coerver series. The videos will give you a really good break down of how technique should look, feel and taught.

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 video 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 if you have not played much. Painting a picture for the kids is one of the best ways to teach, so the kids can see and learn proper technique.

Thanks for checking out our video/DVD section on Coaching Kids Soccer.

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