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Rec Soccer Coach Resources

Below are links to documents and websites containing information helpful to OYAA Soccer volunteer coaches.

AGE GROUP Guidelines & Rules - updated August 2019

        Pre-K        Kindergarten        1st Grade        2nd Grade        3rd Grade          4th Grade         5th & 6th Grade


The Build Line - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade
* The build outline is part of US Soccer effort to help players in small sided game environments learn how initiate the game from a a goal kick or when the goalkeeper has the ball in his/her hands after a save. 
* The defending team (team without the ball) must return behind the build out line so the attacking team can put the ball into play.
* With the new law change, the attacking team is allowed to stand inside the penalty box to receive the pass.
* The game is "Live" as soon as the goal kick is taken; or as soon as the goal keeper passes the ball (foot or hand).


Videos describing the Build Out Line
 -- note: these were  are prior to the June 1, 2019 rule change about goal kicks/free kicks not having to leave the penalty box.

    Video 1              Video 2              Video 3


TEAM Management & Recommended Resources

     *   HELP! I Volunteered to Coach

     *   They are all bunched up!  - My players are bunched up.  Is that o.k.?

     *   What should a soccer practice include? Part 1

     *   What should a soccer practice include? Part 2-3

     *   Game Time!  - How to manage the game...Coaches, Parents and Referees!

     *   Website resource links and book recommendations


PRACTICE Games & Activities = Fun and teach soccer skills!

     *  OYAA Soccer Practice Plan Organizer (1 page)
   
     *  Dribbling Session I      (1 page)

     *  Dribbling Session II     (1 pages)

     *  Training games that teach technique: dribbling, passing, shooting (3 pages)

     *  Season Long Practice Plan (1 page each) -- GREAT for all OYAA recreational age groups; repeat as need until kids understand the skill

         -- Week 1
         -- Week 2
         -- Week 3
         -- Week 4
         -- Week 5
         -- Week 6
         -- Week 7
         -- Week 8

     *  Turning with the ball;  Improving players comfort with the ball.    Sessions:   #1     #2     #3     #4     #5     #6

     *  NEW (August 2017):  Catch Me If You Can          Transition Games          Winner Stays On (Survivor)



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