Coaching Resources

The Williamston Soccer Club is committed to providing resources and training information for their players and coaches. Whether you’re a new coach, a seasoned veteran or a player just wanting to improve your game please have a look at this collection of articles, documents and links.

US Youth Soccer Practice Guides for U6-U8, U10-U12 Age Groups

document US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities [.pdf]

document US Youth Soccer U-10 Practice Activities [.pdf]

document US Youth Soccer U-12 Practice Activities [.pdf]

Coaches Document Center [link] includes the Player Development Model, Vision Document, Skills School and Coaching Manual

document Training Session Template [.docx] (37K)

Coaches Section:

Coaching Manuals

document Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual (pdf 5.8M)

document US Soccer Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States (pdf 1.0M)

document US Youth Soccer I Volunteered to Coach (pdf 2.6M)

document US Soccer Coaching Curriculum Part 1 – Style and Principals of Play (pdf 2.4M)

document US Soccer Coaching Curriculum Part 2- Concepts and Coaching Guidelines (pdf 29M)

document US Soccer Coaching Curriculum Part 3- Age Group Organization (pdf 2.6M)

document US Soccer Coaching Curriculum Part 4- Planning and Training (pdf 60M)

document Mass Youth Soccer Statewide U6-U12 Curriculum (pdf 550K)

document US Youth Soccer Player’s Guide (pdf 1.0M)

Sources on the Web

SoccerU – The ultimate technical training for soccer players
SoccerTrainingInfo – Soccer portal providing tips and ideas to improve your game
MSYSA Instructional Resources – Instructional resource for coaches
USSoccer – 100 years of U.S. soccer
Coerver 8 – leading coaching program for young players
MSYSA Recreations Soccer Resources – videos, practice ideas and more

Goal Keeping

Jbgoalkeeping – Jeff Benjamin’s goalkeeper coaching site – Advice about the goalkeeper position for both goalkeepers and coaches
GoalkeeperWEB – Drills to train any level of goalkeeper

Training and Practice Drills

SoccerXpert – Soccer drills
Justsoccerdrills – Quality drills at your finger tips
SoccerTrainingInfo – Soccer portal providing tips and ideas to improve your game
EliteSoccerConditioning – Comprehensive soccer development library
Expertfootball – Useful information for soccer players and coaches – Soccer drills that are fun games, no elimination games
MSYSA Instructional Resources – Soccer drills and coaching tips


Weplay – Videos for youth soccer drills, see and hear exactly how to explain and do the drill
Ball Skills Wiki – Practice activities for ball skills; dribbling, turns, kicks, traps, heading, juggling and flick ups.


MSYSA Concussion Information – All MSYSA member leagues should be aware of the symptoms and signs of a concussion as well as preventive measures and return to play procedures.


MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
MIHSSCA – Michigan High School Coaches Association
MSYSA – Michigan State Youth Soccer Association
CASL – Capital Area Soccer League
Eastside – Eastside Soccer League
ESPN Soccer – The ESPN soccer website
Soccer Times – The Soccer Times website
FIFA – Federation Internationale de Football Association
MLS – Major League Soccer