Adrian Parrish

Adrian Parrish is the Kentucky Youth Soccer Technical Director. In this role, he is responsible for the Coaching Education Program and the management of the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, U-9 Academy Programs, State League Technical Director and general coach and player development programs in the Bluegrass state. Parish currently possesses a USSF “A” License, UEFA “B” License, and the US Youth Soccer National Youth License. He also manages to find the time to coach his son’s U-11 select team at Bluegrass SC in Versailles, Ky.

Sessions by Adrian Parrish

4v4 with 4 goals

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

Obviously kids thoroughly enjoy scrimmaging and coaches can use games to teach players without them realizing they are learning. Not only does this game help players stay connected but also starts introducing finishing and expands players range of passing. MORE

Coconut shy

in Passing, Shooting

A basic introduction for helping with weight and accuracy of passing. Can also be a good game for a cool down or to be used during a training session following a game. MORE

Explosive squares

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

This game encourages supporting and movement off the ball as well as making sure players learn how to deal with the basics of passing and receiving. After making a pass you will often see players standing still and admiring their work, you will also see players struggling to create good supporting angles for the player with the ball. MORE

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