Leaside-East Toronto Soccer
193 Randolph Rd, Toronto,ON, M4G 3S6, Telephone 416 481 6425 Email John@leasidesoccer.net
These are free internet resources for coaching soccer. Comments are from Toru Kotani,
Leaside-East Toronto Soccer Club coach.
This is a bit of a UEFA infomercial with more focus on "star skills" than on coaching.
But you can send video clips of world-class skills to your team from this site to inspire
the players. There are other interesting sections like "tactics" and "skill challenges".
But don't expect to find a training plan for your team's next practice.
This is the official site of the National Soccer Coaching Association of America. Click
"educating coaches". You will find some coaching resources provided by the organisation.
The most interesting feature of this site is "distant learning". There are tactical
quizzes you can try to pass. The NSCAA also offers an "on-line academy". You can study
the whole course free of charge. If you want a certificate, you pay a fee the US$10,
which allows you to write an on-line multiple-choice test. If you pass, you get the certificate.
A very organised site. You can find almost 200 exercises with diagrams, divided by
different age-groups. Very useful.
This site's drills are divided by the shapes of training space you would use. "Circles",
"half pitch", "grids". "large square", etc.
Diagrams are very clear. But they are not organised by the age of players. So you have
to judge whether these drills are age-appropriate for your players.
Better Soccer Coaching.
This site asks you to sign up to receive a free weekly newsletter. But you don't have to
sign up. You can get enough practice ideas by clicking the "archive" of coaching tips.
There is enough coaching information there.
A very useful site. Click "coaching", and you will get very good tips about how to plan
your training session. You can view sample training plans. By clicking the "coaching
tool" you can print blank practice plan sheets, field diagrams, and "playmaker diagrams".
This site is dedicated to goal keeping. It explains many aspects of goal keeping
including the laws of the game about goal keeping. Very useful.
Below you will find some links to other sites of interest in soccer.
1.a. Coaching General from
1.b. Coaching General from the
1.c. Coaching Philosophy from J
1.d Coaching Ideas from
RULES OF THE GAME
Rules of Game
4. Soccer Links
5.Drills from World of
8.b. Soccer Schools- Power
8.c. Soccer Schools- Bryst