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Handbook for the Recreational Soccer Coach: Perspectives, Activities, Advice by James Jordan, Ed.D.  (click to download)

This resource provides an overview of a number of age-appropriate activities for youth soccer soccer players from U4-U18. There are many activities included in the younger age groups that are also very appropriate for older age groups (I would not go the other way, though). I regularly utilize the 1v1 and 2v2 activities for my high school varsity team. Find what works for you and your group; feel free to share your experience on my soccer blog below.  –   James Jordan, Ed.D

Recreational Program Handbook — a club guide for our Recreational coaches (click to download)

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James Jordan’s Soccer Page – Youth Soccer Advice, Activities, and Analysis

During the fall and spring seasons, I regularly update this blog with expanded thoughts and ideas on activities, how to structure a practice, working with kids of different ages/abilities, and all sorts of soccer related stuff! I always welcome feedback – let me know what you want to know about and I will try my best to answer it.  –  James Jordan, Ed.D

USYSA Practice Activities for the Parent Coach

From US Youth Soccer, the following resources each contain 20 practice plans specifically designed for the volunteer parent coach to implement. Included are guidelines for U6-U12 age groups. It is highly recommended that coaches read the relevant age group to complement the information contained in the Eclipse Coaches’ Handbook (above).

U6 and U8

STYSA Grassroots Level 1 Coach Certification registration

Recreational Team Mom/Dad: Tips and Guidelines