Helena Youth Soccer Association

Coaching Education

Coaching Education & Information

Coaching Education & Information

It's all here!

Laws of the Game, Age Adjustments, Courses, Coaching Guides, Practice Guides and more

HYSA Coaches who complete and pass courses to receive licenses are reimbursed by submitting a copy of the license to the Executive Director

MYSA: Game Cards, Roster, Player & Bench Cards, Team Referees

For MYSA matches, the Coach is ultimately responsibe to present a printed Game Card to the Center referee.

The coach is also responsible for presenting a roster and cards for the players and bench personel.

HOW TO PRINT A GAME CARD

MORE DETAIL FROM GOTSOCCER ON GAME CARD PRINTING

During the MYSA Spring competitive season, your team's designated referee will be notified if they are needed. by the Thursday before the match, via an assignment in their referee GotSoccer account.

Grassroots Pathway for US Soccer Coaching Education

Access here: Digital Coaching Center

More Info: MYSA Coaching Education

Laws of the Game

FIFA

US Soccer Player Developement

Birth Years, Small Sided Games Modifiers

US Soccer Player Developement

Heading 12u and Younger

2018

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Build Out Line

2018

Build Out Line: 2018 MYSA pdf

Recreational Coaching

more information about Rec Coaching

Recreational Coaching

Micro Activities

Education Courses

US Soccer

United Soccer Coaches

Guides

US Soccer Best Practices for Coaching [PDF]

US Youth Soccer Coaching

US Youth Soccer Skills School Manual [PDF]

Why Academy? [PDF]

Practice Planning

Training Activities - US Youth Soccer

Lesson Plans - Kentucky Youth Soccer

Training Achives - Utah Youth Soccer

Training Sessions - Illinois Youth Soccer

How to Write a Practice Plan [PDF]

Drills & Activities

Soccer Help - Drills by category or age

SoccerXpert - drills divided by category or age

Footballer 21 - Activities divided by category with demo videos and illustrations

Coaching Soccer 101 - Drills and Games divided by category and age

US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Coaching Activities  [PDF]

US Youth Soccer U10 Coaching Activities [PDF]

US Youth Soccer U12 Coaching Activities [PDF]

Heading Activities by Age [PDF]

Videos:

- Finishing/Shooting Drills

Four Way Finish

Under Pressure: First Touch

Turn Sharp and Finish

- Goalkeeping

Goalkeeper Shot-Stopping

First Touch Article

The First Touch is one of a player's most valuable skills and must be taught repeatedly at every practice.

First Touch is the number one focus for a player's game skill recommended by U.S. Soccer and U.S. Youth Soccer with dedicated practice time by coaches and players.

Paying attention to the first touch will increase the player's ability to maintain possession, improve their speed of play, and allow them to be more successful at the higher levels.

Visualize the contest at the 18 with the perfect first touch pass to the striker and their first touch goal shot.  Or the one, two, three of a give and go goal - all with a first touch.  Or the defender who doesn't hestiate to move in and make a steal while laying the ball out to their offensive teammate on the run in the open field - all in one motion with a great first touch.

Articles:

The Importance of First Touch  by Charles "Chugger" Adair

The Most Important Touch in Soccer: The First Touch by Chris Johnson

The First Touch in Soccer Play by Joshua Robinson

Videos:

5 Essential First Touch Drills Every Player Should Master

by Matt Sheldon: Become Elite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbOwpq_8CeM

... watch for the sweet nutmeg move at the end

How to Coach a Soccer Team : One Touch Passing Drills in Soccer

Coach Glenn: Expert Village

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5kki78r0Pg

Coerver Coaching: How to Master Your First Touch

Head Coach Alfred Galustian: FourFourTwo

Drill 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0zWQzxlyLk
Drill 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BCOBXOyO-o
Drill 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbFDh79UwNY

First Touch Soccer Drill To Help You Stay Calm Under Pressure

Coach Ben: OnlineSoccerSkills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgUObd_YIxM

Using the Outside of Your Foot

Coach Ben: OnlineSoccerSkills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oBF7Hx2rx4

Aerial Control

Gunners Soccer Schools Technical Director Joe Sutton: at Arsenal’s famed Hale End Youth Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4hoLwfHJgA

Soccer Drills: Playing Under Pressure

The Coaching Manual

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHCWQJ7-8KE

U10 Technical Training: First Touch and Passing Exercise

Coach Dave DeHart: No Limits Soccer Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR2auG2ywjw