Massachusetts Youth Soccer is delighted to announce The Coaching Manual as our new coaching resource partner. The Coaching Manual is a unique online resource packed full of fun games and expert advice that will help you deliver better coaching sessions. Together we've updated our 10 week season plan for 2014, creating 3D animations to really bring the practices to life...

 
Director of Coach Education, Ian Mulliner had this to say about the partnership, “As a State Association who tries puts its members first at every opportunity, we are delighted to partner with TCM and offer exclusive discounts to their first-class practices. We believe in striving for excellence in our sessions and The Coaching Manual will help us deliver that…with the knock on effect being more enjoyment for all of players".  Chris Barton, Founder of TCM, echoed Ian’s thoughts, “It is great that a leading State Association like Massachusetts Youth Soccer identified so strongly with The Coaching Manual. We share a common philosophy and of striving to be better, the result being more happy and more informed players enjoying soccer."


To view the 2014 Spring Season curriculum and claim your 25 free session videos head to www.thecoachingmanual.com 

 
Week 1: Ball Manipulation     This session improves the player's ability to manipulate the ball with all parts of the foot.


Ball Manipulation: 3v3 to Attacking Zones


Ball Manipulation: 5v5 Small-Sided Game

Small-Sided Game : 6v6 / 7v7

  

Week 2: Running With The Ball     This session improves the player's ability to dribble and run with the soccer ball.

   

Running With The Ball: 4v4 Dribbling Game



Week 3: Dribbling and Turning     This session improves the player's ability to dribble against opponents and turn when under pressure.


Dribbling and Turning: 4v4 Four Goal Game  

Small-Sided Game : 6v6 / 7v7


Week 4: Build Up From The Back     This session improves the player's and team’s ability to retain possession of the ball in, and play out from, the defensive third.

Small-Sided Game : 6v6 / 7v7



Week 5: Build Up Through The Midfield     This session improves the player's and team’s ability to possess the ball and penetrate through the midfield third.
   

 
 

 
Week 6: Combining To Play In The Final Third     This session improves the player's and team’s ability to pass, receive and combine in the final third.
 


 

Week 7: Small Group Defending     This session improves the player's and team’s ability to work together to regain possession of the ball.
 
 


 
Week 8: Team Defending     This session improves the player's and team’s ability to defend in a block and regain the ball.
 
 
 
 
 

 
Week 9: Creating Chances From Wide Areas     This session improves the player's and team’s ability to create and finish goal-scoring chances from wide positions.
 
 



Week 10: Creating Chances From Central Areas    This session improves the player's and team’s ability to create and finish goal-scoring chances from central positions.