Mitch's Corner - Coach Education
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Documents found below are from the US Youth Soccer website (ww.usyouthsoccer.org). 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 844.6589.
Documents linked from this page are:
1. Full US Soccer Player Development National Curriculum. This document is broken into 4 parts to ease downloading. The two largest documents are in .zip files for further compression to minimize download time.
- Part One - Style and Principles of Play (2.31 Mb as .pdf)
- Part Two - Concepts and Coaching Guidelines (5.73 Mb as .zip)
- Part Three - Age Group Organization (2.56 Mb as .pdf)
- Part Four - Planning and Training (12.0 Mb as .zip)
2. Player Development Model - created by US Youth Soccer - The US Youth Soccer Player Development Model is written as a complementary publication to the U.S. Soccer Player Development Guidelines – Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the US. (2.74 MB as a .pdf download)
In order to supplement the ABYS coaching curriculum – and to provide a much broader view of the game of soccer - ABYS would like to provide some links to websites which contain a myriad of useful information
- US soccer associations
- European Soccer (football) associations
- Miscellaneous soccer help websites