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Links to helpful information

 Skills


Interested in learning more about soccer?

Here are some links to help you (and your players) to learn more skills and drills and anything else soccer related!

IYSA Coaches Corner

"The Coaches Corner is your one-stop spot for exclusive and reliable coaching information that includes Illinois Director of Coaching Rick Flores’ "Moto" Monday, practice session ideas for all levels, videos, coaching resources, meeting info and more." (Quoted from www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org/CoachesHome/CoachesCorner/index_E.html )

Talking Points WINNERS CIRCLE pdf

This one is geared for ages 5-8 but if you register with the Positive Coaching Alliance, you can choose the age you coach and get weekly emails with helpful positive coaching tips for your specific level. EXCELLENT resource for positive reinforcement!

Backyard Games

Looking to have some fun with your kids and to learn some new drills or skills at the same time? Maybe sneak in a few things with your own children w/out them realizing it? Check out this PDF file that IYSA put out on their website. It's got some great ideas for groups as small as 2 and as large as 5 or 6 players.

How to Head a Soccer Ball

Instructional video ~ excellent information but watch first and understand the tips before teaching your players (unless they are older and you direct them here.) The video has a lot of wind noise but the presentation is very good.

Positive Coaching Alliance

Resource site for helping coaches learn a new way of positive coaching, including double goal coaching.

Soccer Skills for Coaching (videos)

There are tons of wonderful videos online and here is a link to some of them.

Learn to Bend the Ball

One of the many skills to master in the journey to becoming a strong competitive player.

iSoccer.org

Challenge your older players to evaluate themselves in the various skills needed for successful game play. Evaluate the whole team at the beginning of a season and then again at the end or just do one player. Videos available as well. Site can be used as a free site or paid.

Free Soccer Drills for Soccer Training

Lots of demonstrations, videos, diagrams, tricks, and techniques

The Practice Planner

Interested in an App that will make practices more fun? Then check this one out!