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Spring 2017 Session Plans

Week 1 - Running With the Ball Week 6 - Individual Attacking 
Week 2 - Dribbling to Beat an Opponent Week 7 - Individual Defending
Week 3 - Dribbling to Set Up a Pass Week 8 - Group Defending
Week 4 - Passing and Receiving (1) Week 9 - Shooting
Week 5 - Passing and Receiving (2) Week 10 - Crossing and Finishing




Fall 2016 Session Plans

Dribbling Sessions Passing Sessions
Week 1 - Dribbling (Running With the Ball) Week 4 - Passing Basics 1
Week 2 - Dribbling to Beat an Opponent Week 5 - Passing Basics 2
Week 3 - Dribbling to Set Up a Pass Week 6 - Passing and Combining
Defending Sessions Shooting Sessions
Week 7 - Pressure and Cover Week 9 - Shooting
Week 8 - Pressure, Delay and Cover Week 10 - Shooting and Finishing


Click here to download all 10 Fall 2016 U10 session plans in a single PDF file 

Please note, all Massachusetts Youth Soccer session plans are provided in good faith and must not be utilized for assignments for US Soccer or NSCAA coach education courses. We welcome coaches and organizations to share, use and build upon all Mass Youth Soccer Session plans as long as appropriate credit is given. 


In order to make practices run smoothly and be fun, it is important to have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional, and physical developmental stage of the players we are coaching. Here are some typical characteristics of the Under 10 player:

  • Attention span lengthens and they start to show the ability to sequence thoughts and actions.
  • Players start to think ahead and think “If this, then that”
  • Players are more inclined towards wanting to play soccer rather than being told to play
  • Demonstrate increased self-responsibility
  • Players start to recognize fundamental tactical concepts
  • Begin to become aware of peer pressure.
  • Players affiliate with their team or their coach
  • There is a wide continuum of maturity evident on most teams.
  • U10 is still a crucial age for technical skill development.

Please use the Document search below to download our U10 plans from previous years.

Document Description Post Date
US Youth Soccer Small Sided Games Manual 2017 .PDF Document Feb 21, 2017
US Youth Soccer PDI Age Group Matrix- Feb 2017 .PDF Document Feb 21, 2017
US Soccer Player Development Initiatives 2017 .PDF Document Feb 21, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Training - Booklet for All Sessions .PDF Document 8 Field Player and 8 GK Sessions to utilize for indoor training Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor - Week 8 .PDF Document Conditioned Games 3v3, 4v4 Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor - Week 7 .PDF Document Passing and Receiving Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor - Week 6 .PDF Document Turning Back to Go Forward, Dribbling, Turning, 1v1 Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor - Week 5 .PDF Document When to Dribble, When to Pass - 1v1, 2v1 Dribbling, Passing Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor - Week 4 Conditioned Games .PDF Document 3v3, 4v4 Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor - Week 3 .PDF Document Dribbling, Ball Mastery, 1v1, 2v1 Jan 09, 2017
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