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Information for Current Coaches

MUST READ! 2024 Coach Checklist (PDF).

Nearly as important, 2024 Division Guides. Check it out here.

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Need help completing volunteer requirements? Visit the Volunteer Certification page

Make sure all your certifications are up to date, since some do expire. Visit the Your Account page

Looking to get your AYSO Coach Certification? Visit the Coach Certification page.

Coaching Questions? Reach out to your Division Directors.

Looking for ideas on how to run a practice (Including Full Season practice plans from UKI)? Go here

Looking for some basic skills drills? Basic drills videos


Quick Reference

Divisions

10U

12U (coming soon)

14U (coming soon)

16/19U

Coach Contacts

Region 4 Coach Contacts

Regional Coach Administrator
[email protected]

Lead Coach Instructor 
[email protected]

Division Coordinators:

U5 (birthyear 2019):  [email protected]

6U Boys (birthyear 2018): [email protected]

6U Girls: (birthyear 2018): [email protected]

7U Boys (birthyear 2017):  [email protected]

7U Girls (birthyear 2017): [email protected]

8U Boys: (birthyear 2016): [email protected]

8U Girls: (birthyear 2016): [email protected]

10U Boys (birthyears 2014-2015): [email protected]

10U Girls (birthyears 2014-2015): [email protected]

12U Boys (birthyears 2012-2013): [email protected]

12U Girls (birthyears 2012-2013): [email protected]

14U Girls (birthyears 2005-2011): [email protected]

14U Boys (birthyears 2005-2011): [email protected]

16U (birthyears 2005-2011): [email protected]

19U (birthyears 2005-2011): [email protected]

MOJO



AYSO has partnered with MOJO - All your schedules, rosters, game locations, and key team-centric info and communication will be centralized in one spot for you all! Download the app for free and ensure your ready to receive all that info for you son or daughters seasons.. Check it out here.

Sample Practices

Practice Ideas

Here is a blank practice/session planning form to help you.  blank practice plan.pdf

These are full season practice plans from our friends at UK Soccer.  Some of these may be beyond your kids current abilities, feel free to modify to suit you kids current abilities.

UK Soccer - U5\U6 season long practice layout

UK Soccer - U8 season long practice layout

UK Soccer - U10 season long practice layout

Here are drills by age group to give you some ideas for practices.

There are also some links to outside sites that have good information.

If you know of a good resource that is not listed here please let us know and we will add it.

 5U/6U8U 
 ayso schoolyard 5u - bumper ball - the coaching manual.pdf ayso 8u - controlling and turning - the coaching manual.pdf
 ayso schoolyard 5u - shoot - the coaching manual.pdf ayso 8u - flintstones - the coaching manual.pdf
 u6___u8_warm-up.1.pdf ayso 8u coach - structuring a u8 session - the coaching manual.pdf
 u6__prek-k__week_1.pdf u8_1_ball_-_2_players.pdf
 u6_ball_movement.1.pdf u8_ball_control.pdf
 u6_ball_sense.1.pdf u8_dribbling.pdf
 u6_moving_with_the_ball.1.pdf u8_dribbling_1.pdf
  u8_passing.pdf
 u8_principles.pdf

 10U 12U
 ayso 10u - control 3 - the coaching manual.pdf ayso 12u - defending channels - the coaching manual.pdf
 ayso 10u - foundations to building a u10 session.pdf ayso 12u - finishing and shooting - the coaching manual.pdf
 ayso 10u coach - structuring a u10 session - the coaching manual.pdf ayso 12u coach - structuring a u12 session - the coaching manual.pdf
 u10_distribution.pdf u11_first_defender.pdf
 u10_foot_coordination___speed.pdf u12_attacking_compactness.pdf
 u10_passing_2.pdf u12_first_touch_out_of_pressure.pdf
 u10_tackling.pdf u12_receiving___passing.pdf
  u12_spatial_awareness.pdf
  u12_third_attacker.pdf

other sites with drill/small sided games:
soccerxpert.com
soccercoachingpro.com
soccerdrive.com

BASIC TECHNICAL SKILLS DRILLS

Videos


Videos

Here is a listing of some of the AYSO videos that are available on YouTube. Click here to see a more complete list.
 
Do you have players on your team that are new to juggling? In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over how to introduce soccer players to juggling. With controlled and numbered touches, Vanney teaches players to juggle by placing the ball where they want it, as opposed to wild touches and chasing the ball.
In this Coach's Corner, CATZ Coach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a variety of goalkeeping exercises. Greg goes over the proper way for a goalkeeper to catch a ball on the ground, in the air and mid-bounce.
How to Coach Proper Shooting Technique
In this Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us the proper way to strike a ball. Greg covers the technique by instructing the players where to place the stationery leg, what part of the foot should strike the ball, and more. Perfect for U-12 players and up.
CATZCoach Program Designer and former professional soccer player Greg Vanney covers his "Get Out of Here!" drill with U-8 boys. The drill is perfect for keeping an entire team active and on their toes while working on their ball touches and defensive technique.
CATZCoach President and Founder Jim Liston goes through a few quick warm-up drills that also develop motor skills that will be useful on the soccer field.
Coach's Corner, CATZ Coach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us how to introduce corner kicks to a young team..

The Flying Changes Drill to Teach Transition
CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney uses the Flying Changes drill to teach his team how to transition quickly from attacking to defending and vice versa.
CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us a simple passing drill called the "passing diamond."
Passing Game - Marbles
CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over a passing game called "Marbles." Perfect for any age group, "Marbles" helps players perfect their passing accuracy and technique before applying the skill to a real-game setting.

Heading the Ball
CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over how to properly head the ball.
CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a one-two touch passing drill.
Demonstrating quick, targeted touches, Greg starts off with giving players a one touch limit, eventually moving on to two touches. Greg instructs the players to receive the ball while leaving a passing lane open, and approaching the passing player at an angle in order to maintain an open view of the field.
This exercise would be perfect for boys and girls, U-10 and up.
Demonstration of the 2 on 1 drill.
How to Scrimmage with Neutral PlayersAYSO National Coach Instructor John Ouellette teaches the "Neutral Player Scrimmage" exercise to his team. The Neutral Player Scrimmage requires that both teams pass the ball to a player in a neutral jersey prior to taking a shot on goal.
CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows coaches how to teach goal kicks to a young team.
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