Soccer Coaches Corner

Links and Resources




Washington Youth Soccer Association return to play guidelines
Sporting Activities Guidelines Covid 19
SYSA Return to Play Guidelines Updated March 22, 2021

Practice field locations

Sports Connect Link

Become a Referee 
Official FIFA Rules

WYS Medical Release Form

Certificate of Participation (printable)

First Time Coaches
SAMPLE introduction letter (editable)
Game Day Management  “Did you have fun? Thank you for playing today.  See you at practice.”
US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching – Documents
US Youth Soccer training videos
US Youth Soccer Player Development Initiatives

Incident Report Accident, Incident or Injury Report

Washington Youth Soccer         SYSA is a member association of the WYS

Respect Campaign Initiative to improve the playing environment of youth players
Risk Management and Safety creating the safest possible environment for the players
WYS Code of Conduct  copy of the WYS Coach Code of Conduct
KidSafe Program provides each player a culture of safety
Guidelines to Moveable Soccer Goal Safety secure goals and never allow players to climb on the goals
Handling Bloodborne Pathogens take precautions to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases
Lightning Safety Tips 30-30 rule
Identity Theft safely shred personal player information
WYS Risk Management Application directions to complete Concussion, Sudden Cardiac, Safesport certificate and apply for RMA

SafeSport Information to understand misconduct and how to report it
Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Recognize signs and symptoms

Age Appropriate Practice Sessions

Team Icebreakers

US Youth Soccer Lesson Plans

Finishing and Striking Drills and Games 

FUNino – Developing 7 to 9 year old through playing the game

SAY Soccer – found this organization’s lesson plans. 16 practices by age group with pictures!

U6 & U7 Sessions (2015s and 2014s)
4v4/5v5 Curriculum
U6/7 Sessions
U6 US Youth Soccer practices

U8 Sessions (2013s)
 4v4/5v5 Curriculum
U8 Sessions
U8 US Youth Soccer practices

U10 Sessions (2012s and 2011s)
7v7 Curriculum part 1
7v7 Curriculum part 2
7v7 Curriculum part 3
7v7 Curriculum part 4
U10 Sessions
U10 US Youth Soccer practices

U12 Sessions (2010-2009s)
U12 Sessions
U12 US Youth Soccer practices

U14 Sessions (2008-2007s)
U14 Sessions


US Youth Soccer COVID lesson plans (note: please adjust to follow WA Phase 2 rules)
Dribbling Lessons (Phase 2)
Turning Lessons (Phase 2)
Passing Lessons (Phase 2)
Long Passing Lessons (Phase 2)
Receiving Lessons (Phase 2)
Shooting/Finishing Lessons (Phase 2)
Covid U6 Practice 1
Covid U6 Practice 2
Covid U6 Practice 3
Covid U6 Practice 4
Covid U8 Practice 1
Covid U8 Practice 2
Covid U8 Practice 3
Covid U8 Practice 4
Covid U10 Running with ball turning
Covid U10 Dribbling to beat an opponent
Covid U10 Passing Receiving
Covid U10 Pass Receiving 2
Covid U10 Shooting
Covid U12 Running Turning
Covid U12 Dribbling to beat opponent
Covid U12 Defending
Covid U12 Passing receiving
Covid U12 Passing receiving 2
Covid U12 Shooting
Covid U14 Running Turning
Covid U14 Dribbling to beat an opponent
Covid U14 Defending
Covid U14 Passing Receiving
Covid U14 Shooting