With help from a wide variety of experts in soccer coaching, the AYSO National Coaching Program manuals are powerful guides that make practices fun, safe and foster soccer skills development. They also help coaches be well prepared for the task of teaching your child.
The AYSO National Coaching Program manuals are only available through an AYSO Region. Ask your AYSO coach, Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner if they use the Coaching manuals and if they do, be confident knowing that your child is learning the beautiful game with help from the best coaches in soccer.
With or without a soccer background, coaching children can be a challenging experience. The AYSO Coach manuals have week by week detailed instructions on how to perform age-specific dynamic warm-ups, drills and activities so your child will never be subject to the boredom that comes with running laps or standing in line for an activity.
Each Coach manual comes complete with QR codes to scan with your mobile phone that offer demonstration videos, animations and training plans put together by top coaching experts. These demonstration videos have been produced by FOX Sports 1 specifically to AYSO standards. These tools ensure quality coaching and a fun experience for every child in AYSO.
Take a peek at a training plan from the U-8 Coach manual that focuses on dribbling. This training plan was created by Ian Barker, Director of Coaching Education for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). It guides your child’s coach through a great practice session complete with a technical warm-up, two activities and instructions for a small-sided game.
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