DSA is hosting a coaches course for the U6/U8 Youth Module on Saturday August 3rd from 8am to 3pm at Shaw's Lane. We would like all unlicensed EDP coaches and Recreational coaches to attend this. Please see here for the form:
NHSA Course Registration Form
Please fill it out and email it to Jeffrey Cousineau email@example.com, then print it out and mail it along with a check for $45 made out to NHSA to Attn: Ric Marion (info on form).
Upon completion of the course DSA will reimburse you the $45. Jeff needs to have at least 12 coaches signed up before August 1st in order for this course to take place so please send your email to him as soon as possible.
If you are a travel coach and do not have a license you can find information about courses offered for older age groups here http://www.soccernh.com/clubsite/?p=5647 - and a course schedule http://www.soccernh.com/clubsite/?p=5648.
All head coaches for travel should have a license.
The following is a collection of links relating to soccer created, published or endorsed by the relevant group;
SoccerCoachingNH.org - This
web site is provided by Mark Ruest who is currently the
Director of Coaching for the New Hampshire Soccer
Association. It was developed primarily for the members
of the NHSA.
- This site was created to help coaches across the
world. It is completely free and the mission is to help
better the level of coaching that players receive. My
name is Randy V. Belli and I created the site. You will
rarely find a full session on this site. I want to
challenge readers to use the material, but write their
own sessions for their personal professional
- Nice website with easy to understand topical articles,
training ideas, general soccer information for coaches,
players and parents. Some promotional advertising, but
SoccerXpert - It is a great resource for soccer
drills, soccer tips, soccer articles, and help with
coaching youth soccer. Did we mention the FREE soccer
Bruce Brownlee Soccer Coaching Notes - The soccer
coaching notes at BruceBrownlee.com offer ideas about
coaching soccer, especially the role of the youth soccer
coach, with articles on tactical training, technical
training, coaching girl's soccer, team management, game
day preparation, and dealing with soccer match hazards.
Elite Soccer Conditioning - The goal of soccer
training is to improve performance, injury prevention
and soccer skills and tactics. Improved performance
should never come at the cost of an injured player. Goal
#1 is injury prevention, goal #2 is improves soccer
performance. Nice site with games and activities in
streaming video, good articles on injury prevention and
Inside Soccer - Good educational site for coaches,
players and parents. Drills and practice plans,
psychology of coaching, and conditioning. Video clips
describing activities broken down by age-group, articles
Soccer New England - Current events in and around
soccer in New England including professional, college
and youth soccer. Site includes events, news,
tournaments, camps and great information on soccer in
Offsides Tutorial - Learn what offside is with this
flash tutorial from FIFA.
Fundamental Soccer-Coaching Youth Soccer - Articles,
editorials, and free weekly coaching tips from a well
published author of soccer coaching manuals.
ETeamz - Good information on planning, conducting
and organizing training sessions. Tips, games and
activities to improve your sessions.
footy4kids.com - Excellent website for training
ideas, coaching methodology, general coaching
information. Feature articles on many soccer topics.
One of the best informational websites on soccer on the
Kudda.com - More coaching ideas with "chalk talk"
from experienced coaches. Uses streaming media. Coach
actually talks to you in a video clip using "wipe board"
to diagram activities.
Mass Youth Soccer Coaching Library - An online
library of coaching articles related to player and club
development, training sessions, sports psychology,
fitness and other soccer related information. Lots of
useful commentary about soccer in Massachusetts and
National Soccer Coaches Association of America -
Coaching education similar to United States Soccer
Federation (USSF). NSCAA offers coaching certification
courses for youth, high school, and other soccer coaches
as well as coaching information, practice plans and
Positive Coaching Alliance - The mission of the
Positive Coaching Alliance is to educate, and encourage
positive attitudes and behavior in all athletic
endeavors by coaches, parents, administrators, media and
players. Sound coaching advice to develop team culture,
conduct dynamic practices and honor the game.
Soccer Coaching International - News, information,
training ideas with an international flair.
Soccer Parents at the FA.com - Coaching and parents
of player site that provides information similar to US
Soccer (USSF), but with an international flavor.
United European Futbal Association - Europe's
governing soccer organization similar to USSF. Good
information, training tips, video clips of training
games and activities. Emphasis on European soccer.
US Youth Soccer Coaches Library - United States
Soccer Federation (USSF) library of coaching resources.
Very extensive lots of resources and coaching material
from the governing body of United States Soccer.
Includes articles, games, coaches blog and many more
helpful tools for coaches.
Coaching Soccer 101 - Designed for soccer coaching.
It's easy to navigate, printable youth soccer drills,
and no memberships fees.
Fine Soccer - Basic soccer coaching website with
plenty of tips on training, skills, and full library of
Soccer Coaching Blog - Excellent blog with coaches
from all over the world discussing coaching issues on
everything soccer. Covers everything from all aspects
of coaching to news from professional leagues, to
challenges and issues around the game of soccer.
Old School Sports Parenting - This website is
designed for parents and coaches of players who aren’t
afraid to demand that their youngsters work at sports
year-round if they expect to play at a competitive
level. Good advice for those parents who don't want to
make excuses for their kids with an emphasis on
commitment, competitiveness and coachability. No
nonsense guidance to parents and players.
FIFA – LAWS OF THE GAME - The Fédération
Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Governing
body of soccer around the world. FIFA provides The Laws
of the Game and has an excellent introductory video on
the offside rule you can use with your parents and
players to help them better understand this sometimes