Coaching Resources

Like a dear caught in the headlights, have you found yourself coaching your first youth soccer team and realized you don't know where to start? Are you an experienced coach but looking for a few new ideas? Are you too busy at home and work to find the time to put together a practice plan for every week?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, there is a wealth of resources available a few mouse clicks away at the US Youth Soccer website. BAC Rec soccer has adopted the US Youth Soccer model for player and club development so these resources will also blend with those availabe via coaching license courses and BAC's own Age Group practice sessions.

Visit http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/education/ for a comprehensive library of coaching resources. Of particular interest are the following (PDF viewer required):

US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/assets/1/15/2012_coaching_manual_for_web.pdf

Simple resources for the first time coach: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/Help_Volunteered/

Practice Activities and other development documents are available at the US Youth Soccer Document Center.