To assist you in developing our players, the LYSA/CSC Director of Player Development created the following packets to assist you.
Director of Player Development contact information
Characteristics of the player in each respective age group
LYSA Rules: Modified Laws of the Game
Soccer Player Bill of Rights
Links to training session plans and examples
LYSA age group specific Commissioner contact information
U5/U6 packet (link)
U7/U8 packet (link)
U9/U10 packet (link)
U11/U12 packet (link)
The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department has introduced its latest coaching resources with three age-specific practice activity guides. The three guides - for the U6-U8, U-10, and U-12 age groups - give coaches an idea of what should be covered throughout a season while highlighting activities that focus on development in a low-stress, fun-filled environment.
Each resource covers multiple types of practice activities, from warm-ups and individual training to small-sided and group games. The exercises are tailored to meet the cognitive and physical characteristics of each age group.
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 U6-U8 Practice Activities (.pdf)
US Youth Soccer Under-10 Practice Activities
- Provides a list of characteristics of Under-10 players.
- Advice on how to connect with the youth athlete.
- Information on inserting tactics into training.
- Activities geared toward development and decision-making.
US Youth Soccer Coaches Connection Training Activities (Link)
Louisiana Soccer Association Upcoming Coaching Courses:
USSF State 'E' License Courses
July 25-27, 2014 - Madisonville Soccer Club (Coquille Sports Complex, Covington, LA)
Instructors: Rich Heffernan & TBA
August 1-3, 2014 - CABOSA/Shreveport United (LSU-Shreveport, Shreveport, LA)
Instructors: Jesse DeMello & TBA
August 8-10, 2014 - BRSA (LSA Office and Burbank Soccer Complex, Baton Rouge, LA)
Instructors: Mark Godwin & TBA
TBA - LA Fire (Kenner, LA)
December 5-7,2014 - LYSA/CSC (Lafayette Youth Soccer Office and Moore Park Soccer Complex, Lafayette, LA)
USSF State 'D' License Courses
August 1-3, 2014 and November 7-9, 2014 (both weekends required) - LSA Office and Burbank Soccer Complex, Baton Rouge, LA Instructors: Aaron Cline & Mark Godwin
February 20-22, 2015 and June 5-7, 2015 (both weekends required) - LYSA Office and Moore Park Soccer Complex, Lafayette, LA Instructors: Aaron Cline & Mark Godwin
Visit the LSA website to register for courses: http://www.playlouisianasoccer.org/coaches/course_schedule/