US Youth Soccer offers coaches a wealth of information on their extensive website. Here is a link to the Coaches page designed to be educational and informative:

Here are three resources for U6-U12 Coaches specific to practice activities:

US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities

- Provides a list of varying characteristics of Under-6 and Under-8 players in regards to sports.
- How to play Small-Sided Games with “large” rosters.
- Activities focus on individual soccer skills that build on one another.

US Youth Soccer U-10 Practice Activities

- Provides a list of characteristics of Under-10 players.
- Advice on how to connect with the youth athlete.

US Youth Soccer U-12 Practice Activities

- Information on inserting tactics into training.
- Activities geared toward development and decision-making.
The practice activity guides can be very beneficial to those new to coaching youth soccer and act as a useful resource for experienced youth coaches. You can download all three practice activity guides below, as well as other useful resources from the US Youth Soccer Coaching Department.

Coaches Document Center

-Includes the Player Development Model, Vision Document, Skills School and Coaching Manual

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit