Resources for the Coach

UK Soccer (AYSO Camps) Online Curriculum

Download drills or an entire practice from the AYSO soccer camps website. To log in, click the link above to visit the website where you can click a link to browse and download individual drills (e.g. shooting drills) or entire practice sessions (e.g. a passing practice). This content is password protected: at the prompts enter "AYSO108" for the username and "Soccer" for the password. Please note that the username and password are case sensitive so be sure to enter them as they appear here.

AYSO Coach's Manuals

Helpful Administrative Items

Shutterfly Team Website:  Shutterfly has partnered with AYSO to provide free team websites to each of our teams.  The shutterfly website enables you to share information, automatically push out practice day and game time reminders, manage a snack schedule, and share photos.

Banner Instructions:  Instructions on how to create a home made team banner

Sponsorship Form:  Form to give to business/individuals interested in sponsoring a team.

The Team Meeting:  The definitive document on the first team meeting, courtesy of Jeff Mannie. Update for your own team and then bring it to your team meeting.

Helpful Game-day Items

Sample_Roster_Schedule.xls:  A sample Roster/Team schedule in Excel.

Game Management - Recommended App - Soccer Dad:  For those of you who don't mind spending a little money for an iPad/iPod game management app, this is a good one.

Player Pregame Checklist:  A list to help your players come to the game ready to play.

Lineup Card: An Excel version of the Line-up card

Incident Report: The AYSO Incident Report Form is used whenever there is a personal injury, damaged property, or threats of or actual physical violence surrounding an AYSO game, practice, event or property.

Additional Ideas for Trainings (aka Practices)

Coaching U8 Players:  An excellent overview on coaching U8 players--focuses on the player's physical and psychological attributes.

How to Kick a Soccer Ball:  Teaching proper kicking form is harder than it sounds--but absolutely worth doing.

Running Form:  Doesn't matter what age you're coaching--one of the biggest favors you can do for your players is help them refine their running form. It will make them run faster and tire less easily.

Safe Haven:  Required AYSO online training. You'll need your AYSO ID number (available after you register in eAYSO) to sign in.