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Staff Link to Online Curriculum, Activities, and Lesson Plans
The Chicago Fire Juniors have launched an online Coaches Guide to build out and distribute their curriculum within the Chicago Fire Juniors organization. Placing a curriculum tool online will provide another way to keep quality control within our organization and to track player progress. We have a database of video, activities and sessions available, as well as the ability for coaches to create their own customized content.
US Youth Soccer Coaches Connection
US Youth Soccer offers several helpful resources including sample lesson plans for training for players as young as U6, basic playing rules, video demonstrations and instruction of soccer fundamentals, and more. Click below for US Youth Soccer video links where US Youth Soccer coaches guide players through skill building activities and breakdown the mechanics of basic soccer techniques.
This is an excellent coaches resources to learn and observe from some of the world's most popular and largest club's youth programs like Inter Milan, Chelsea, and Valencia (to name a few). The website has material from youth teams as young as U9 and trainings from the reserve and professional sides. It has practices plans and videos to help coaches plan for their team's session.
Coerver Kids Club: Football Stars of Tomorrow- Coaching Tips Series
These YouTube videos are organized in a 12 parts series that teaches the basic of ball mastery, basic Coerver skills, Coerver games, and soccer homework. Other Coerver online videos and products can be found on the Coerver webste.
Soccer Coaching International
A soccer coaching website specific to developing youth players and geared towards the youth coach. This resources includes a magazine, online videos, and interactive coaching tools.
USSF Coaching Resources
The United State Soccer Federation is the leader in highest authority in US Soccer. Their coaching education programing includes certification and licensing as well as the "Best Practices" guides to better prepare coaches that are the first line of developing players. From US Soccer.com; " U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department has released a new publication designed to give youth and junior level soccer coaches in the United States a set of fundamental tools to help open up the game of soccer to young players in ways that celebrate the sport’s spontaneous qualities. The 70-page “Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States.”
CoachesNet – U.S. Soccer’s Coaches Club
Provides coaching information for all coaches from the USSF such as education materials, coaching insights, and inside looks into the US National systems.
The 11+: FIFA's Injury Prevention Guide
From FIFA.com; “The 11+” is a complete warm-up package for football players. The programme was developed by an international group of experts. In a scientific study it was shown that female youth football teams using “The 11+” as a standard warm-up had significant lower risk for injuries than teams that warmed-up as usual."
The 11+ Warm up Cards
The 11+ Poster
The 11+ Video
UEFA Training Ground
This is UEFA's online coaching tools for youth coaches and players. It shows highlights from European play and from the continents's stars. Its offers video on highlights, skills, and drills for coaches.