Coaching Education

LYSA handouts: LYSA has a couple of basic handouts to get you started. These are made available at each coaches meeting.

Consider getting your F License: For $25, you can register and take U.S. Soccer’s F License online course for coaches of young players. It is a two­ hour video course that can be stopped and started at any time. This is a great introduction to coaching that will give you tips and activities to better coach U5­U8 players. It is also a prerequisite for more advanced certifications.

Get more information at: http://www.ussoccer.com/coaching­education/licenses/national­f

KYSA Lesson Plans: The Kentucky Youth Soccer Association offers full ­practice lesson plans that will take you from warm up to full­ fledged objective over almost any coaching concept you can think of. Activities for all levels.

Check them out at: http://www.kysoccer.net/coaches/lesson_plans/

U.S. Youth Soccer info: U.S. Youth Soccer has activity guides and in­depth manuals on coaching youth players.

Information includes: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/SmallSidedGames/ http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/coaches_document_center/

Advanced certifications: Follow up with your E, D and more licenses at http://www.kysoccer.net/coaches/course_description/

StreetSideSoccerTV: This Youtube channel has dozens of video tutorials on simple to complex moves. See them at http://bit.ly/29lK88n or search for Street Side Soccer on Youtube.

BeastMode Soccer: Another Youtube channel with dozens of more advanced activities. See them at http://bit.ly/29k9g0v or search BeastMode Soccer on Youtube.

Positive Coaching Alliance: This site offers guidance on every aspect of coaching from parent meetings to player development with an dedicated focus on positive reinforcement. Learn more at: http://www.positivecoach.org/

SOCCER RULES

LYSA Simplified Rules

LYSA U5/6 Simplified Rules

LYSA General Rules

FIFA Laws of the Game

*Note that some LYSA rules listed here might be out of date. Check with each division director for the latest rules. The rules listed above will be updated soon.