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San Elijo AYSO Region 1505

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Making A Difference In Childrens Lives

A coach can be the most influential person in a childs life. In AYSO, Positive Coaching is a fundamental philosophy because of the crucial role that a coach has. Coaching in AYSO is a chance to spend quality time with your own child but you will also provide an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful, that many AYSO coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from AYSO. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but AYSO provides training and materials so that even a soccer novice can coach effectively by starting in the younger age divisions. Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Your Region’s Coach Administrator will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.

Coaching Resources

The following links will load PDF files from AYSO and P2 Soccer with practice plans for all age groups. Note that these were published during the COVID-19 Pandemic and are designed around socially distanced practices.

Resources for younger players:
Dribbling to beat a defender
Goal Keeping
ABCs (touch)
Dragging (touch)
Red and Green (dribbling)
Small Touches, Dribbling, Kicking, Plant Foot
Turning, Quick Feet, Ball Control
Small Touches, Fast Feet, Kicking Surface, Step/Kick/Step
Follow Through, Posture, Contact Surface, Finding a Sweet Spot
Ready Position, Trapping & Settling, Shuffling, Track the Ball
Composure, Finding Space, Ball Control
Small Touches, Power, Precision
Concentration, Rhythm, Precision, Energy

Resources for all players:
1000 Touch Workout
Ball Handling Small Spaces
Goal Keeper Fitness

Resources for older players:
Ball Handling
Dribbling & Awareness
Dribbling & Turning
First Touch
Passing Accuracy
Passing in front of Goal
Passing on the Move
Passing Patterns
Passing to Feet

YouTube Videos:
Juggling, Ball Control
15 Static Ball Control Drills to improve your Ball Mastery Skills
3 Beginner Drills for Youth Players
Full Soccer Training in a Tiny Box
Stay Home Football Training
Individual Soccer Training - INSTANTLY Improve Your Footwork
Fast Feet Beginner Soccer Drills
Soccer fast footwork for kids
Soccer Fast Feet For Kids--Four Minutes to Faster Feet

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San Elijo AYSO - Region 1505

1501 San Elijo Road, Ste 104-208
San Marcos, California 92078

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