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Coach Resources

Fall 2023-Coach Handbook Update

2023 Coach Handbook


Fall 2014-Coach Handbook Update


Fall 2012 Coach Handbook


U08 Game Guidelines for Coaches

All coaches who are coaching games in the U08 Boys and U08 Girls Division should read the following guidelines document (pdf format) Region 183 U08 Game Guidelines for Coaches.  This document provides a good basis as to how to manage the U08 Game and understand the guidelines for the program.

The document is here [ Region 183 U08 Game Guidelines for Coaches ]

AYSO Session Training Plans

  1. U10 Dribbling [ August 26th 2014 ]
  2. U10 Passing and Receiving [ Sept 2nd 2014]
  3. U12 Passing and Receiving [Sept 9th 2014]
  4. U08 Passing Session [Sept 16th 2014]

Download Training Plan Template

  1. Training Plan Template [ayso-training-plan-blank.pdf]


Training Plans on the Web

  1. AYSO Coach Training Drills and Games
    This is a great resource for AYSO recommended for technical skill training and games for U06 thru U12.
  2. SoccerXpert
    A very good web stie that has a excellent list of soccer training games by division U06, U08, U10, U12, U14, and U16.   There is advertising on the web site and ads will be placed in the training games pages.   Use the Print Feature! 

Concussion Forms

AYSO Concussion Form (PDF)

Coach Manuals

Coach Manuals (2009 PDFs)

The following are AYSO Coach Manuals from 2009.    To get the latest version (ie. 2021), please be sure that you complete the coach certification requirements for that level.  AYSO recommends that you take the online-course first and then take the in-person course.

  • 5U Coach Manual (PDF)
  • 6U Coach Manual (PDF)
  •  8U Coach Manual (PDF)
  •  10U Coach Manual (PDF)
  •  12U Coach Manual (PDF)
  •  14U Coach Manual (PDF)
  •  16U-19U Coach Manual (PDF)

AYSO Training Videos

Dribbing Drill: Outside Chop

Passing Drill - Bells

Dribbling Drill: Step-Over Turn

Soccer Dribbling Relays

Dribbling Drill - Fun for Young Players

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Chicago, Illinois 60659

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Phone : 773-231-7941
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