The following links may be useful to you as you learn more about soccer and coaching. This list is by no means exhaustive - we encourage you to seek out books, web sites, and participate in league sponsored training and activities.
The KYSA site has lesson plans, articles, coaching links and several videos for coaches and parents. For starters, look in:
Coaches, Lesson Plans
Coaches, Coaching Links
o Some of these links take you to sites that sell resources (manuals, videos, etc.) and online learning programs
Multimedia, Video, Quick Tips
Multimedia, Video, Skills School
The USYS site has some materials that are not duplicated by the KYSA site. It is sometimes a little difficult to navigate and find it all. Some sample training plans for all age groups can be found at here.
A fee service from USYS. The Coaches Connection provides members with a link to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network: National Staff Coaches, plus 55 State Association Directors of Coaching Education and their staffs, as well as guest lectures from around the world! The Connection is all about connectivity and the ability to communicate with educators from across the country. Get connected with leaders in the field of coaching and player development. Stay current with discussions on such hot topics as small‐sided games; recreation vs. competitive soccer; ethics and morals in sport. You first have to create a user account with USYF, and then subscribe.
TheChallengerWay is a complete soccer resource providing a comprehensive collection of video, pdf and on screen information for just about every part of the game. We have selected hundreds of practices for you to review, print out and use in your next coaching session and new content is being added every month.
TheChallengerWay is an extremely valuable resource to coaches of all ages and levels. Whether you are new to the game or are an experienced coach looking for new ideas, you will find tried and trusted content that will immediately help your next practice!
There is a free demo. Because we sponsor a summer camp with this company, you'll pay only $5.95 to obtain a 1 year subscription by using an MCYSA coupon code. The regular price for a 1 year subscription is $79.00. Contact the MCYSA to obtain the coupon code.
footy4kids has more than 700 pages of drills, articles, practice plans and great forums where you will get quick, friendly advice from experienced youth soccer coaches. As is true with any site like this, some of the links are broken. But, it's all for free. This site also has a newsletter. Some of the MCYSA coaches find this a useful site, including forum subscription.
A free site with some interesting articles and animated play guides to help you understand soccer concepts.
A free site with lots of articles and starting points for all age divisions.
A free site with articles, videos, tips and drills, new coach tips, and forums.