Pre-season is a great time to train and teach players how to form tactical relationships using Small-Sided Games. In this month's Coaching Education article, Functional training by position using a Small-Sided Game
, Tony Colavecchia, Arizona Youth Soccer Association director of coaching, offers training exercises for functional training by position.
Click here to read this month's coaching education article – Functional training by position using a Small-Sided Game
. US Youth Soccer Technical 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 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!
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, administrators…you. Click here to learn more.