New to Coaching?

Not sure what to coach, or even how to coach?

If you're new to coaching you may be uncertain about how to lead a team of energetic kids, keep them engaged, having fun and wanting to come back for more. Or you may be worried about coaching the wrong thing and letting the side down. Help is at hand, even for "non-soccer" volunteers.

Here at Soccer Coach Weekly we understand how you feel, because we've been there. Our expert youth coaches together have decades of experience of coaching all the age-groups, and they were beginners once. We have been bringing their advice to new coaches for 10 years and can help you be the best coach you can be.

We recommend EasiCoach Soccer Skills Activities as a starting point for all rookie coaches. It is the world's first soccer coaching curriculum that provides age-appropriate activities for the group that you coach.

You can get EasiCoach materials for age groups from U7 to U14 as a paying subscriber to this website. If a subscription is not for you, visit our shop where you can buy the materials in printed and ebook format.

Up and Down drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Up and Down

in Attacking, Fun soccer games

A game for reacting to gained or lost ball, speed and direction, passing and forward runs, defend and delay, and recovery runs to mark players or space. MORE

Long and Short of It drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Long and Short of It

in Fun soccer games, Passing

This game improves players’ ability to make quick decisions on play and enhances awareness and judgement on space and distance. It involves support play angles and distances, reaction to lost and regained possession & awareness of space and team mates. MORE

Six shooter drills for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Six Shooter

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

Great way to improve attitude to shooting, accuracy/power, support play and follow ups. Skills include creating space and good body shape to receive the ball for a potential first time shot. Attitude to shoot, first touch, angles, support communication and accuracy/power rebounds. MORE

Behind Enemy Lines drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 1

Behind Enemy Lines

in Fun soccer games, Passing

Will the package get delivered behind enemy lines? It will by passing through the opposition, getting behind defenders, keeping a good defensive shape, plus good use of anticipation. MORE

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