Coaching youth soccer is a great joy, but it also presents a great deal of responsibility. Two main points of consideration are formations and style of play. This month, Ian Barker, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association State Director of Coaching, breaks down the elements to help you identify the best formations and style to use for your team.
to download this month's coaching education article about youth training and what formations to play and what styles to consider. 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 newest offering from US Youth Soccer - The Novice Coach: An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer DVD Two-Disc Set. Created by the US Youth Soccer Coaching Technical Department, it is designed for coaches that are new to coaching youth players regardless of previous experience. Get your copy today at US Youth Soccer's Online Store
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