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San Marcos Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 627 
San Marcos, CA 92079
Tel: 760-621-0650
Fax: 760-621-3243

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Skills Video Reference Library

Skills Video Reference Library

 

Skill
Target Age
Setting Up The Practice Area Coaches
Push Pass - US Youth Soccer Skills School All Ages
Soccer Golf - US Youth Soccer Back Yard Games All Ages
Wall Ball - US Youth Soccer Back Yard Games All Ages
Bricks - US Youth Soccer Back Yard Games All Ages
2008-Dax McCarty v Michael Dello-Russo in soccer golf All Ages
Shielding - US Youth Soccer Skills School All Ages
Block Tackle - US Youth Soccer Skills School All Ages
Juggling - US Youth Soccer Skills School All Ages
In Step Drive, Shooting at Goal - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips All Ages
Dribbling for Control - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips All Ages
Receiving Ground Balls - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips All Ages
Receiving the Ball off the Bounce with the Inside of the Foot - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u10-14)
Receiving the Ball off the Bounce with the Sole of the Foot - US Youth Soccer Skills School
(u10-14)
Wedge Trap - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u10-14)
How to Defend - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips (u10-14)
Crossing - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u10-u14)
US Youth Soccer Skills School - Cross Over Heel Pass (u10-u14)
US Youth Soccer Skills School - Heel Pass (u10-u14)
Dribbling to Create the Shot - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips (u10-u14)
Volley - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips (u10-u14)
First Touch - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips (u10-u14)
Goal Keeper Punting - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u10-u14)
2nd Defender - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips (u10-u14)
Volley Pass with the Instep - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u12-u14)
Volley Pass with Inside of the Foot - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u12-u14)
Chipping - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u12-u14)
Bending the Pass (Outside of Foot) - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u12-u14)
Bending the Pass (Inside of foot) - US Youth Soccer Skills School (u12-u14)
US Youth Soccer Quick Tips - Heading (u12-u14)
Take Over - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips (u12-u14)
Drag - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips (u12-u14)

Coach Information

Thank you for volunteering to be a coach for the youth of San Marcos. Your time and dedication are greatly appreciated. Your players will remember you long into their adulthood and some may even model their coaching style after you.

Coaching Requirements:


  • Agree to and follow the Coaches Code of Conduct
  • LiveScan registration on file with Cal South
  • Appropiate level of licensing
  • Attendance of the Positive Coaching Alliance Seminar at the start of the season
  • Coaching meetings

 

If you have any coaching questions, please contact the Director of Coaching at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Keeping it competitive and fun

  • Coaches should make every effort to keep the game competitive but NOT dangerous.
  • Coaches are responsible for their actions, and also the actions of their players, parents, and sidelines during a game! Abusive behavior will not be tolerated.
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Responsibilities and Expectations

THE COACH:

General Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Agree to and follow the Coaches Code of Conduct
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Youth Module (YM1)

Youth Module 1 - State Youth License - 9 Years Old and Younger

This course is designed specifically for the U6 to U9 coach. During three hours of online and field instruction, coaches are taught the proper techniques for these age groups.

Topics:

• Philosophy of coaching U6-U9 and younger players
• Characteristics of U6-U9 and younger
• Team administration and risk management
• Prevention and care of soccer injuries
• Appropriate activities for U6-U9 and younger players
• Organizing a youth training session
• Laws of the Game: modified

Prerequisites:

• AN OPEN MIND
• Minimum age - 16 years old

Course Length: 3 hours

Testing: None

Cost:  Free to San Marcos Youth Soccer Coaches.  While there is a nominal fee for the trational class, SMYS will cover this fee for all of our coaches. 

It is mandatory that a recreational coach hold a Youth Module 1 or Youth Module 3 certificate to coach in SMYS, an affiliate member of Cal South.

Youth Module (YM3)

Youth Module 3 - State Youth License - Under 10 Years and Older

This 5-hour course combines field and classroom instruction in intermediate coaching and teaching methodology. It is mandatory that a recreational coach has a Youth Module 1 or Youth Module 3 certificate to coach in San Marcos Youth Soccer, an affiliate member of Cal South.

Topics:

• Methods of coaching
• Team administration and risk management
• Prevention and care of injuries
• Coaching technique
• Coaching tactics
• Laws of the Game
• Principles of attack and defense
• Small-sided games

Prerequisites:

• AN OPEN MIND
• Minimum age - 16 years old

Course Length: 5 hours of instruction

• 2 hours classroom
• 3 hours field

Testing:

• None

Cost:

• $15 per person

Each candidate will receive the US Youth Soccer Novice Coach DVD and a Cal South YM workbook, valued around $20.

A provisional coaching license will be issued to all coaches under 18 years of age. All coaches holding a provisional coaching license will be required to work with a licensed coach 18 years and over. Upon reaching the age of 18, a coach holding a provisional coaching license shall be issued, upon written request to the State Director of Coaching Education, a full coaching license.

It is mandatory that a recreational coach hold a Youth Module 1 or Youth Module 3 certificate to coach in Cal South.

What is a "E" License anyway?

The "E" License is an entry-level course which is mandatory for all competitive coaches. This 18-hour course combines field and classroom instruction in intermediate coaching and teaching methodology. This is a Pass/Fail Course.

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How to register for the Online Youth Module 1

The Youth Module Course is managed by Cal South and you must register for from the Cal South website.

Please follow these instructions to register:

  1. Plase visit www.calsouth.com.

  2. Click on the "Coaches" tab
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  3. Select "Coaching Clinic Schedule".
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  4. On the "Calendar Event" page
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  5. select "Coaching Education Course" under "Event Type" and click "Search" as shown below.
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  6. Select the Online Youth Module 1 Event
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  7. Find the Course you wish to attend and check the box
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  8. Click the Register at the bottom of the page
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Getting warmed up

U-5/6 Warming up.

Get the players together where everyone can sit together. The coach and the kids will sit down and ideally, the coach will do these fun stretches with the players.

Spaghetti Legs (20 to 30 seconds)

                While sitting on the ground, have the childrens legs straight out and have them lift their feet with the legs and “bounce” their heels on the ground.  The legs will look like spaghetti noodles.

Clapping Feet (20 to 30 seconds)

                While sitting, straighten legs and clap the feed together

Big Tall Building (20 to 30 seconds)

                While sitting, balance one foot atop the other to build a tall building,  switch 3 or 4 times

Wave   (20 to 30 seconds)

After children are familiar with building Big Tall Buildings have them lift the top of their building (top foot) and wave with it for a couple time then bring it back to the top of the lower foot.  Then switch feet.  Repeat  

Practice falling down (3 to 4 times)

                While sitting and coming off the Wave, the children will fall down by rolling on to their backs and lifting their legs in to the air and then get back up by rolling back to the sitting position.

  • After stretching, have a fun game quick game with a ball that can include:
    Follow the leader, dribble
    I can do this, can you?
  • Walking lunges
  • Straight leg swing
  • High knee lifts
  • Sideways jogging from left to right
  • Hip rotations (in and out) have the player take one or two steps and left the right knee until the quad is parallel with the ground and swing the knee out to the side (rotating the hip)  switch to other leg.

Up to U10 Warming up

Get the players together and conduct some simple dynamic  stretches.  Dynamic stretching is propelling the muscles towards their maximum range of motion.  It is important that the movements should not be forced with jerky or bouncing actions beyond what is comfortable.    Stretches should resemble what movements would be done in soccer.  Keep the stretches simple and fun.

Move on to a light dribble where the player has to paint a section of the field with ball being the paint brush, have them move the ball with both feet.

Progress to passing the ball in pairs or threes also painting the field, this is a good time to have the players call out the name to the receiver.    

If time permits, work on a combo plays that have a finishing element (shot on goal) to it

U12s and Up – Warming up

The material starts the same with the u10 intro, but now the players need to have a more dedicated focus on the stretching.  Form is very important.  Keep legs straight by not allow the players to bow at the knee.  Avoid back rolling stretches.   

Recommend activities:

Form two lines consisting of 6 pairs cones or other markers about 6 yards apart. You need not have physical markers.  You can call out the routines, but markers help

 field

Running (2x)
Jog straight to the last cone or line. Run slightly more quickly on the way back

RUNNING HIP OUT (2x)

Jog to first cone or marker. Stop and lift your knee forwards. Rotate your knee to the side and put your foot down. Jog to the cone and do the exercise on the other leg. When you have finished the course, jog back.

RUNNING HIP IN (2x)
Jog to the first cone. Stop and lift your knee to the side. Rotate your knee forwards and put your foot down. Jog to the next cone and do the exercise on the other leg. When you have finished the course, jog back

RUNNING QUICK FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS SPRINTS (2x)

Run quickly to the second cone then run backwards quickly to the first cone, keeping your hips and knees slightly bent. Repeat, running two cones forwards and one cone backwards. When you have finished the course, jog back.

Move on to a light dribble where the player has to paint a section of the field with ball being the paint brush, have them move the ball with both feet.

Progress to passing the ball in pairs or threes also painting the field, this is a good time to have the players call out the name to the receiver.    

If time permits, work on a combo plays that have a finishing element (shot on goal) to it

               
               

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