Are you new to coaching soccer?STOP!!
I strongly urge you to go to my NEW SOCCER COACHES PAGE before proceeding.
This page is designed with the "volunteer" parent/coach in mind and is a must read for the first-timer at coaching youth soccer.
When it comes to free help for soccer coaches, you can rest assured I have done my homework - I mean surfing.
Remember? I'm el cheapo.
The best advice I can give you is to go to the following website: NASL.com Coaching Soccer Website . Their soccer website is the best online resource I have found bar none for soccer coaching resources. (and they get a free promo. from yours truly)
I have also weeded through the online resources and have developed a page on how to organize a soccer practice. This page shows recommended online manuals for coaching, drill resources, and how to develop your own practice plans.
You want a quick resource for coaching soccer? How about some downloadable help? It doesn't get much quicker than this!
I have personally used these resources myself and wish that I had found them when I started coaching. This information will get you up to speed FAST while giving you a solid foundation upon which to build.
Also, you should go to my soccer book page and read the soccer book reviews before buying a book.
The following resources for soccer coaches are also excellent:
|The Novice Coach - An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer (DVD)||
The Novice Coach - An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer (DVD) - The ideal soccer video for any first time parent/coach of very young soccer players.Learn how to organize and conduct training sessions for Under-6, Under-8, and Under-10 boys and girls. Downloadable companion booklet.
|Soccer Coaching:Schupak's Soccer 4 DVD Set||
Soccer Coaching:Schupak's Soccer 4 DVD Set - VideosForCoaches.com and Marty Schupak have put together one of the most complete DVD sets for soccer lovers, youth coaches and parents who want to improve the play of their own kids, their youth team or even their school team. The set is made up of four of the most popular soccer instructional DVD's
produced by Marty Schupak. The best selling " Championship Soccer Drills" has some of the best drills around including over 20 shooting drills and much more. The at home DVD "Backyard Soccer Drills" shows numerous creative and fun drills that players can do by themselves or with friends. And the classic "34 Soccer Goalie Drills" DVD has been used by players from the youth level all the way up to the professional level for players who want to improve their goal keeping skills. ‘Soccer Shooting Drills" has some of the most popular shooting drills as well as some in depth views of the shooting technique.
There are also other very good videos to consider for coaching soccer.
I personally like to have a hard copy of information for coaching soccer. (No, don't bug me about being a tree killer.) While the videos from the Soccer Vault are great, I recommend at least one book on drills or on coaching youth soccer as a supplement and to take to the field. A good place to start is to browse through my soccer book recommendations.
Another well known resource is Amazon.com. They have a surprisingly vast amount of resources on how to coach soccer. Below is an example of a search done on soccer coach.
Another great resource is a soccer dry erase clipboard The absolutely CHEAPEST and BEST one I could find is the one below.
Champion Sports Soccer Dry Erase Clipboard
Work out your plays with Champion(r) Sports Soccer Dry Erase Clipboard. With a full field view on one side and a half field on the other, you are equipped to demonstrate the winning play. Each board includes a dry erase marker and easy wipe-off surface. Ideal for coaching soccer!
Another great idea is the Kwik Goal Soccer Coach's Kit available from Amazon.com. I included a picture and link on the right side of the page. This kit comes with a whistle, clipboard, rulebook, and scorebook. A great gift idea!
Don't forget that I am cheap - I mean frugal. Yea, frugal. That's it.
No matter what you're looking for, I recommend starting with my
Soccer Clearance PageThere are many, many more excellent resources for a soccer coach. I have researched and compiled a list of them on the Soccer Video page and theSoccer Book page.And last, but not least, never forget to
HAVE FUN COACHING SOCCER!
Soccer-for-Parents is excited to now offer our Simple Soccer Rules to parents "on the go". This is our own free android app (sorry ipeople) that installs in seconds and contains everything on our normal rules page along with a link to the official FIFA rules and USYSAA rules. Here is the free app!
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