The teaching games for understanding model involves game form, game appreciation, tactical awareness, decision making skills that are individually based. Decision making asks what to do and how to do it and embraces when and why.
Click here to download this month’s coaching education article discussing teaching games for understanding. US Youth Soccer Coaching Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the latest offering from US Youth Soccer the Parents Guide - An Introduction to Youth Soccer, complete with online presentation, quiz and printable certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.
An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, parents, referees, administrators…you. Click here to learn more.