Coaches Corner

Updated Tuesday August 20, 2019 by Kent Island Youth Soccer League.


In KIYSL our goal is to teach these kids some fundamental soccer skills, help them to contribute to their team and perhaps most importantly to have fun.  Coaches are vital to this process by being organized in practices as well as being positive and supportive in dealing with players. There are numerous resources online, many free but others looking requiring payment.  There are more than enough free resources to help you manage your rec team, but there are options to get more for a cost.  Most of the pay sites will have a limited amount of material for free to entice you. The Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) who we are affiliated with offers several free resources, including 10-week training plans for U6, U8, U10 and U12 (which roughly matches our 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-11 divisions respectively).

Links to those files are also at the bottom of the page

Other sites:

The Coaching Manual:


World Class Coaching:

Top Soccer Drills:

Online Soccer Academy:

Soccer Pilot:

Some YouTube Channels & videos:

All Attack:

Soccer U:

1000 Touch Soccer:

Coerver Magic – Ball Mastery Skills:

Beast Mode Soccer:


As far as formal coaching education, there are typically 2 paths, one through the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the other through the United Soccer Coaches (Formerly known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America - NSCAA) The file found at the bottom, ‘Coaching Education’ shows the paths.  The USSF F license is available online for $25.  The NSCAA course, Foundations of Coaching is also online and is free because of our affiliation with MSYSA.  We are working on this and will let you know when it is available and what you need to do to access it for free. Sites for formal coaching education:

US Soccer:

US Soccer Digital Coaching Center:

US Youth Soccer: &

United Soccer Coaches: &


There are a couple specialty courses, specifically for concussions and sexual abuse awareness:

Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer:

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training: from Abuse Prevention Systems partnered with MSYSA and US Youth Soccer (links will be emailed)


Coaching Education
U10 Session Plans MSYSA.pdf
U12 Session Plans MSYSA.pdf
U6 Session Plans MSYSA.pdf
U8 Session Plans MSYSA.pdf

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