Hey there Coach, glad to have you with us this season. Welcome aboard!
USA Soccer has some amazing free and paid-for online courses. I highly recommend every coach to take the free introduction to coaching course on their website. Not only is it a good class, but it also unlocks a lot of helpful tools for you to use as a coach like practice planners, resource centers, etc…
If you want to go further from there, the grassroots pathway age-specific modules are tremendous, they cover from 4v4 (U6) through 11v11 (U13+), you would only need to complete the first grassroots course to really get a good handle on how to manage your practices, parents, players, and games. They are all extremely high quality.
Free Intro Course
Grassroots course (available online or in person)
- https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/26/details/1547 – online courses are $25 and you can complete them in 2 four hour sessions. You get an amazing amount of free and valuable stuff after each course completion. (Reach out to me about reimbursement, if you do take, complete, and provide proof of completion)
If you need some resources for drills, systematic play, or athlete development, please reach out to me and I will happily assist there as well.
Director of Coach Development