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Coach Education

The Take 2 Initiative is an initiative providing direction for young players. The concept is simple: “TAKE (at LEAST) 2 TOUCHES on the ball every time it comes to you.” Click here for presentation download.

Documents found below are from the US Youth Soccer website ( Many more documents including player, coach and parent help files, videos, session plans and game strategies are also available from US Youth Soccer. You will also find some useful coaching website links further down this page. For any clarification, or questions regarding these documents, or questions regarding other websites, please contact the ABYS Director of Coaching (Mitch Doherty) on [email protected] or (978) 844.6589.

  1. Vision document – created by US Youth Soccer – How do we measure success?
  2. Skills School manual (A DVD will soon be available from US Youth Soccer to accompany this document)
  3. Small Sided Games – A manual describing how to manage and create optimal learning from small sided games
  4. The Players Guide – US Youth soccer, information and tips for player who want to improve their game

Curriculum - Session Plans

The session plans contained in these curriculum documents are provided to ABYS through our Strikers United Partnerships with the New England Revolution Academy and the Boston Breakers Academy. The curriculum documents are the copyrighted material of the publishing organization and password protected.


To obtain the password for each document, please send your request to ABYS / Strikers United Director of Coaching, Mitch Doherty, at [email protected] . Once you have obtained the password, download the document .pdf file by clicking the appropriate link below and saving the file to your desktop.


You are permitted to print out a copy of the document, but are specifically prohibited from distributing any document further.

vs. 4 development for U7 & U8

6 vs. 6 development for U9 & U10

8 vs. 8 development for U11 & U12

11 vs. 11 development for U13 & older

Coaching U9's

Coaching U10's

Coaching U11's

Coaching U12's

Coaching U13's

Coaching U14's

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