MYSA U6-U12 STATEWIDE CURRICULUM
Handout: MYSA U6-U12 Statewide Curriculum
MYSA's 21st Century Player Development Manual
Handout: MYSA's 21st Century Player Development Manual
COACHING RESOURCE LINKS
THE OFFSIDE RULE EXPLAINED
COACHING SOCCER 101
ONLINE COACH'S MANUAL
BETTER SOCCER MORE FUN
FOOTY4KIDS - Top Youth Soccer Coaching
SOCCER PRACTICE BOOKS
JEFF PILL'S DRILLS
SI's GOOD SPORTS
THE G COURSE
Mandatory to complete before taking another license course
This beginning course for coaches teaches about both coaching organization and theory. Our intention in the G course it to help you to become a more resourceful and confident “activity leader”-to combine your enthusiasm and commitment to children with the basic theory and practical exercises that we will provide. We will cover teaching and correcting dribbling, passing, and shooting technique as well as particular characteristics of U6 and U8 players.
Content: Ideas about how to organize practices and game days, a number of practical activities and stimulating games for practices, ideas on parent education, learning theory, demonstration of basic techniques.
Materials (Given to the coach): Zipper Bag containing the Mass Youth Soccer G Manual and Coaching Program shirt.
Duration: 4 hours
THE F COURSE
A more ambitious introductory course for novice coaches or those with some experience. Designed primarily for coaches of U8, U10, or U12 teams. Our intention in the F course is to help you to become a more resourceful and confident "activity leader" - to combine your enthusiasm and commitment to children with the basic theory and practical exercises that we'll provide.
Prerequisites: G License MANDATORY
Content: Ideas about how to organize practices and game days, many games and exercises for practices, a more thorough demonstration of basic technique, elementary goalkeeping techniques, some basic tactical ideas.
Materials (Given to the coach): Mass Youth Soccer F Manual and Mass Youth Soccer Coaching Program T-shirt.
For Whom: Novice coaches, or those with some experience of U8, U10, and U12 teams. Must be 16 years of age to attend and must hold G license.
Duration: 8 hours