Coaching Education | October 2006
September 30, 2006 10:00 PM
Coaching soccer is different from other sports, such as football, baseball and basketball that have time-outs and other stopping points at key stages where coaches can provide direction and advice. Soccer is not like that – a coach can affect the game at half time, by the introduction of a substitute and to some small degree by shouts from the sideline. This difference leads to soccer coaches having different practice philosophies to prepare their players.
Click here to download this month’s coaching education article discussing preseason recommendations. 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.