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Coaches Training - Sign Up today!

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United Soccer Coaches Diploma Courses are designed to help you become a better coach. This course will show you new ways to help your players improve, sessions and activities you can use in your own practices, and connect you with fellow coaches in the game. 

This is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12 year old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games


Email 90plusproject@gmail.com and ask for the free coupon code.

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Coaches Training (December 1st)

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United Soccer Coaches Diploma Courses are designed to help you become a better coach. This course will show you new ways to help your players improve, sessions and activities you can use in your own practices, and connect you with fellow coaches in the game. 

This is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12 year old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games


Email 90plusproject@gmail.com and ask for the free coupon code.

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Coaches Training

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United Soccer Coaches Diploma Courses are designed to help you become a better coach. This course will show you new ways to help your players improve, sessions and activities you can use in your own practices, and connect you with fellow coaches in the game. 

This is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12 year old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games

Email 90plusproject@gmail.com and ask about the coupon code.

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Coaches Training

7v7_9v9.jpg

United Soccer Coaches Diploma Courses are designed to help you become a better coach. This course will show you new ways to help your players improve, sessions and activities you can use in your own practices, and connect you with fellow coaches in the game. 

This is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12 year old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games


Email 90plusproject@gmail.com for the coupon code.

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Donate Used Soccer Gear

Coaches, 

At the end of the season as players outgrow soccer cleats, jerseys, and shorts or if they just move on to the latest and newest gear, considering encouraging them to donate their used gear to 90+.  We repurpose the soccer gear and supply youth in our area and around the world with "new to them" gear.  Help make someone's day with a simple donation.  

Find out more here: https://90plusproject.org/give-go/

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Breaking the lines

Picking out a through pass to break the lines of pressure is a must for every midfielder.  This is a more ideal exercise for the select / premier level players. 

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Running Bases

Each player has a ball.  There are 4 bases in the grid, one in each corner.  Players try to dribble their ball without being tagged. Taggers carry a pinnie to distinguish themselves. If the player gets tagged, they exchange places with the "tagger".  (exchanging pennie for ball) 

Players are safe in any one of the 4 bases. Only one player allowed in a base at one time. If a new players enters a base, the old player must leave. 

Variations

  • multiple taggers
  • Fewer bases 
  • players can stay on base for 5 seconds before exiting
  • 2 players allowed in each base. 
  • Play with fewer balls: can only be tagged if you have the ball. or, if you don't have a ball (balls must be passed).
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Coaching Demo (Rondos)

Morgan Cathey, men’s soccer coach at Whitworth University, runs a coaches training session along with Q and A.

The session is a progression though passing and rondos for skill development. The players are local 2008-09 boys and girls. The session is highly reproducible and will serve competitive coaches well.

We pledge to continue to be about developing coaches. Do not hesitate to reach out for assistance, suggestions, discussion of tactics or anything that might prove helpful as you continue to train your teams. Also, let us know how this blog can continue to provide you with helpful resources.

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Passing exercise

Every coach knows that what separates the average player from the exceptional one is passing and receiving.  The ability of the player with their first touch and the precision and pace of a pass are essential.  

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Coaching Training Reminder

October 9th
5:30-6:30pm

Whitworth University, Lower field


Morgan Cathey, Men’s soccer coach at Whitworth University, will lead a demo training session for the purpose of coaching education. The session is intended to add insight to coaching and provide coaches with some replicable training ideas for their teams.  There will be a Q and A time following the training for further discussion.  




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training exercise

4 colors 4 zones

Create a small grid approximately 20X30 yards. In each corner create a square of cones using 4 different colors.  This will create 4 different colored spaces.  Players are dribbling freely in the grid when the coach calls out a color.  All players dribble quickly toward the colored box.  

variations:

call more than 1 color at a time.  “blue, yellow” Players then head to blue first and finish in yellow.  

Limit the touches to a certain foot or a certain part of foot.  right foot only, inside of foot only.  

Coaching points:

head up, eyes looking for space, toe down, heel up while dribbling, check for open space, quick change of direction

 

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Coaching Training Reminder

October 9th
5:30-6:30pm

Whitworth University, Lower field


Morgan Cathey, Men’s soccer coach at Whitworth University, will lead a demo training session for the purpose of coaching education. The session is intended to add insight to coaching and provide coaches with some replicable training ideas for their teams.  There will be a Q and A time following the training for further discussion.  




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Field Location

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4 Player Passing Pattern

Something to try with your younger players.  A simple passing pattern.  Coaching points should focus on the way in which players are receiving the ball, the accuracy and weight of the pass and on their awareness (head-checking, talking, etc).

 

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First Touch

One of the most essential elements of the game and what separate good players from great is first touch.  This video outlines 3 first touch exercises with 2 cones.  It is a simple activity that can be done 1 on 1 or with a group of players.  Instructions and coaching points are embedded in the video.  

Coaches, add this as part of your warm-up for this week.  Ensure that players get plenty of touches on the ball and continue to develop their first touch.  

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Coaching Training Reminder

October 9th
5:30-6:30pm

Whitworth University, Lower field


Morgan Cathey, Men’s soccer coach at Whitworth University, will lead a demo training session for the purpose of coaching education. The session is intended to add insight to coaching and provide coaches with some replicable training ideas for their teams.  There will be a Q and A time following the training for further discussion.  




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Field Location

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