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Coaching Guides and Tools

US Youth Soccer Guides


The following are coaching guides from US Youth Soccer. Click on each link to access:
 - I Volunteered To Coach  - some useful information for coaches
 - How to write a training session plan
 - U6-U8 Practice Activities
 - U10 Practice Activities
 - U12 Practice Activities

NJYS Practice Sessions Plans

US Soccer Grassroots - Play Practice Play Guides
Play Practice Play 7v7 U9 U10 Sessions Plans
Play Practice Play 9v9 U11 U12 Sessions Plans

NJYS & Youthsoccer101-volunteer coaches

NJYS Sample training curriculum by age
NJYS U6 Sample Curriculum.doc
NJYS U10 Sample Curriculum.doc
NJYS U12 Sample Curriculum.doc

Youthsoccer101 in partnership with NJ Youth Soccer provides NJ coaches FREE access to a variety of age appropriate soccer activities and lesson plans. 

Their simple program produces powerful results for this incredibly important group of coaches. For almost 10 years Youthsoccer101 has helped guide 100,000+ grassroots coaches.

Click Here to Register for Practice Plans


Player Development Programs Registration Listing

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There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Build Out LInes

Build Out Lines for U9/U10 Effective Spring 2018 - Build Out Lines

Effective for the Spring 2018 season, JR 1 & 2 teams (Recreational Division) and U9 & U10 teams (Travel Division) will be using the new US Soccer Build Out Line rules.

Click here for an explanation of the rules  

The following lesson plans are designed to help young player learn the new rules:

 - Click here for "Build Out Line Lesson Plan 1-3-2-1 Formation"

 - Click here for "Build Out Line Lesson Plan 1-2-3-1 Formation"

Updated guidance from US Soccer (August 2019): U.S. Soccer Law 16 & BOL Clarification Memo .pdf