No matter whether you’re coaching in the Minis, are an enthusiastic parent or playing yourself – drills and skills are key to improving your game.
With this in mind – and because there are a number of newbie coaches looking after the mini sides – we scoured the web for some useful resources to help coaches and players alike.
www.SoccerXpert.com is a fabulous collection of drills and coaching resources. The best thing about it is that it’s arranged by age group so you can easily find drills for your players that are age appropriate – whether that be Alien Tag or Ouch.
There are also a number of pretty good pdfs available you can download for free.
Take a look at 300 Soccer Drills written by Tom Sauder or Football Coaching Soccer UEFA A&B Youth Academy Drills which is full of information on warm-ups, technical & possession drills, defending, heading, wing play & forwards and midfield play.
If you prefer video resources check out the Top Soccer Coach. Just beware, it a humbling experience watching kids from Barcelona Academy and others. That said, these sorts of videos can inspire youngsters to work harder on their games.
If you have any other great resources please share them below…