Soccer Coaches Plan,
a Basic Introduction
to the Season
This guideline uses a British Columbia (Canada) model.
The first month is the month before your team plays in its usual league format.
Each practice will have three (3) main components
August – September
Parent /Team meeting and coaches' expectations
Special equipment requirements
Plyometrics (* see below) and mechanical analysis
Individual analysis and (Skills Report)
Skill levels and team play
Goal keeping and defensive play
September – October
Defending and wing principles of play
Forward movement and Strikers
October – November
Set plays and restarts
Enhanced skills development
Power and speed
January – February
Open play and creative team involvement
February – March
Revisit and refine skills
More skills development
March – April
Tournaments and special events
Everybody has something to offer especially when it comes to advancing our children and their interests.
If you have a skill or a request please feel free to talk to the coaching Staff so we can utilize your talents in a co-ordinated manner
*Introduction to Plyometrics
For bounding exercises use surfaces such as grass or other resilient surfaces. Avoid cement floors because there is no cushioning.
Choose well-cushioned shoes that are stable and can absorb some of the inevitable impact.
All athletes should undergo general orthopaedic screening before engaging in plyometric training.
Particular attention should be given to structural or postural problems that are likely to predispose the athlete to injury.
Some authors suggest that moderate jumps can be included in the athletic training of very young children.
However, great care needs to be exerted when prescribing any training procedures for pre-adolescent children. Because of the relatively immature bone structure in pre-adolescent and adolescent children, the very great forces exerted during intensive depth jumps should be avoided.
Steve September of On The Ball Soccer Training has been involved in soccer for over forty years and on three continents. As a player, player coach and high performance coach Steve wants to share the knowledge and experiences with all levels of people involved in the soccer scene.
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