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Teaching kids soccer is all about teaching soccer skills and developing kid soccer players.

What goes into organizing a soccer practice plan?

Preparing for soccer practice plans is not very difficult, but there are a few factors that need to go into planning out a season and practices for the kids.

  • What age group is the coach planning to coach U6, U8, U10 or U12?
  • What is the skill level of the age group?
  • How long have the kids played or not played?
  • What equipment does the coach need for soccer practice?
  • What soccer skills are you going to teach?
  • How will you teach soccer small game tactics?

These are all questions you need to answer when you plan your soccer practice and soccer season.

What age group is the coach planning to coach?

The coach will have to decide what age group he or she is coaching and how to proceed.

  • The U6 soccer age group.
  • The kids at the U6 level are just learning the game and their coordination and skills need lots of work.

  • The U8 soccer age group.
  • The kids at U8 age group are more developed and skilled if they have been playing. The kids are starting to get team work.

  • The U10 soccer age group.
  • The U10 kids are more technical and physically advanced but are well aware of team mates at this age group.

  • The U12 soccer age group.
  • The U12 kids are starting to move towards the bigger field now so more advanced tactics will come into play.

Motivation is a big part of each age group so having lots of fun soccer games and concentration games are a must...

Coaching equipment for soccer practice?

The coach will need soccer equipment teaching kids soccer.

  • Soccer balls
  • Soccer scrimmage vests
  • Ladders
  • Soccer bags
  • Soccer cones

Keep a soccer bag that is specifically for soccer practice with all the necessary equipment like cones, scrimmage vests, ladders and soccer balls.

What soccer skills do young players need to work on?

What are the soccer skills that kids need to learn to be effective soccer players?

These are just some of the basic skills that players must work on... soccer skills have little nuances that the players must master.

Why coach small sided games during soccer practice?

Teaching kids soccer in Small sided games is very important because the players will get.

  • More touches on the soccer ball.
  • Making decisions after controlling the soccer ball.
  • Smaller fields - age appropriate.
  • Lots of goal scoring opportunities.

Check out this small sided game format that kids will love.

How does the coach execute the soccer practice?

Once the coach has his or her practice plans organized.

  • Show up thirty minutes before soccer practice.
  • Set out your soccer plan for soccer practice with cones and scrimmage vets.
  • Have a plan for what skills and games will be taught in the soccer practice.

Now your players are ready to tackle the season...

Enjoy your coaching!


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