Coach's Corner

Updated Wednesday March 29, 2017 by ..

The following links have been gathered from around the Net to provide VSSC coaches with quick references to coaching materials.  You can browse their respective sites for further information.  If any links are broken and no longer work please visit the Board of Directors page and contact the web administrator to let them know. Thank you in advance!


US Youth Soccer recommended ball sizes by age group
Up to age 7: Size 3
Ages 8 to 12 years: Size 4
Ages 12 and up: Size 5
 

VSSC DIVISION GUIDELINES

VSSC Parent/Coaches Guide
Micros Division Guidelines
U6 Division Guidelines
U7 Division Guidelines
U8 Division Guidelines
U9/10 Division Guidelines
 

COACH LINKS

Best Practices

Coach’s Responsibilities
Planning Youth Soccer Practices
Sample Lesson Plans
First Aid Basics
Laws of the game
Technical & Tactical Coaching Points

The Youth Goalkeeper

Ask the coach
How Do We Measure Success?

Sports Nutrition for Soccer

Soccer Nutrition Ebook

Elite Soccer Conditioning


 

TRAINING

U6 Coaching Manual

U6 Training Games

U7 Crash Course

U8 Coaching Manual

U8 Training Games

U6-U8 Soccer Drills

U10 Coaching Manual

U10 Training Games

U12 Coaching Manual

U10-U12 Soccer Drills

U14-U16 Soccer Drills

U18 Soccer Drills

Dribbling Games for all ages

 

UTILITIES & FORMS

Red Bulls Coach’s Portal

Big Soccer Forums: A place where you can share and explore coaching ideas, knowledge, and experience.

Rained Out: A tool you can use to mass notify parents, players, and coaches of any updates.

Referee Evaluation Form

Online Referee Evaluation Form

Code Of Ethics
Risk Management
Player Injury Form

VSSC: Division & Age Chart

CONTINUED ED

U.S. Soccer "E" Certificate Candidate Manual

U.S. Soccer "D" Certificate Candidate Manual

USSF: Coaching Courses

NSCAA Coaching Education

LIJSL: Coaching Courses

National Youth License

Soccer Training Info

 

REDBULLS COACHES CORNER

JUST FOR PLAYERS

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Crash Course for coaching U7 and U8
U8 v2 Practice Guidelines - VSSC.pdf