Lesson Plans - We know many of you are uncertain as to what to be teaching exactly. We would like to direct you to a great source for lesson plans. Even if you've coached for awhile, each age group differs and these provides some strong ideas for you to add.
GRADE SPECIFIC LESSON PLANS-
Thanks to Massachusetts Youth Soccer for these great session plans.
Please note for choosing the correct level - 2nd graders are 4X4
3rd/4th graders are 7X7
5th/6th graders are 9X9
7th /8th graders are 11 X11
FOR EVEN MORE GREAT COACHING INSTRUCTION OR LICENSING:
U.S. Soccer has announced eight (8) new grass roots level coaching courses which were introduced in early 2018. These courses are be focused on empowering coaches through experiential learning and a player-centered approach. The course options will relate directly to small-sided games and the respective age-groups outlined in the Player Development Initiatives.
The new Grassroots Licensing Courses will consist of four (4) in-person experiences and four (4) online experiences. Prospective coaches will have the option to engage in any of these new courses – in any sequence – after completing a free introductory module provided by U.S. Soccer.
As a note, OHSC will reimburse coaches for completing the Grass Roots 4V4 level course and that the coaches can send copies of their certificates of completion to the President for reimbursement.
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