Complete 6 to 10 Year Old Developmental Coaching and Training Program

Ultimate Youth Coaches Training Guide

This program is perfect for youth coaches wanting practices to start their soccer coaching education and it is also for those more advanced and experienced coaches wanting to train their players as best they can at these wonderful open minded ages for development and education of both the mind and body. Our plan is to help all coaches at whatever level of experience they are at.

We aim to provide the best educational information possible for all coaches of players from 6 to 10 years old in terms of the Technical, Tactical, Skill, Psychological and Physical attributes players need at these ages and then bring it all together in a team concept. As the age group raises so does the type of training required.

Based on the recent USSF recommendations of team sizes for particular age groups we have added our beliefs on the 4 v 4, 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 game sizes associated with 6 to 10 year olds. Also for other Associations worldwide we have included the 8 v 8 team concept which is still be being used. Add to this we thought it pertinent to add simple ideas at the end of the Curriculum on the 11 v 11 beyond age 10 for coaches who want to plan ahead of the game for their players.  We go up to the 8 v 8 game situation here as the focus is on that format at these ages. As this program is showing the foundations of practice for youth players as individual and as team players we have progressed the team concepts to go with the tactical development; as shown; that will complement the understanding and learning capacities of players at these ages.

We hope you enjoy this curriculum and that it provides you with all the tools to teach the game to your players at whatever level of play they belong to

What You Receive

  • More than 750 pages of coaches training and practice information and resources to help you become a better coach today
  • Complete 6 - 10 Year Old Developmental Coaching and Training Program
  • 140+ Training Sessions, 50+ Small Sided Games and more!
  • Tactical Thoughts on the Development of the New 4 v 4, 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 Game Sizes
  • Example Curriculum Showing the Progressive Development of a System of Play
  • Hyperlinked table of contents
  • Instantly downloadable low resolution version of the guide
  • Access to password protected page containing high resolution version broken down by section with 24 hours allowing you to quickly access the section that you want

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Table of Contents

  1. Session Planning Overview & Theory
  2. Training Structure
  3. Warm Ups and Cool Downs
  4. Fast Footwork, Coordination and Speed Training
  5. Coaching and Training Topics Overview
  6. Dribbling Sessions
  7. Passing and Movement Sessions
  8. Combination Movements Sessions
  9. Receiving and Turning Sessions
  10. Running with The Ball Sessions
  11. Awareness Training Sessions 
  12. Circle Training Sessions 
  13. Shooting and Finishing Sessions 
  14. Striker Movement Sessions 
  15. Defending Sessions 
  16. Heading Sessions 
  17. Crossing and Finishing Sessions 
  18. Goalkeeper Training Sessions
  19. Keeper Training for Crossing and Finishing 
  20. Small Sided Games 3 v 3 and 4 v 4
  21. Defending Small Sided Games
  22. Small Sided Games: 6 v 6 Development 
  23. Defending 6 v 6 Small Sided Games 
  24. Small Sided Games: 8 v 8 Development 
  25. Tactical Thoughts on the Development of the 4 v 4 
  26. Tactical Thoughts on the Development of the 7 v 7 
  27. Tactical Thoughts on the Development of the 9 v 9 
  28. A Simple Introduction: The 5 Phases of Play in the 1-3-3-1-3
  29. Defensive Rotational Recovery Positions in 7 v 7, 9 v 9 and 11 v 11
  30. Conclusion / Example Curriculum Showing the Progressive Development of a System of Play

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About the Author

Wayne Harrison is a former professional player and has been a highly qualified professional coach for many years. He has held the position of Academy Director at Blackpool Professional Football Club in England and at Al Ain Professional Fooatball Club in the UAE.

About Wayne Harrison: A Brief Bio

  • UEFA Professional “A" License Coach since 1996
  • Professional Player (Blackpool) and Oulu Palloseura (Finland)
  • Professional Coach in England and abroad (Finland; United Arab Emirates and USA)
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma holder and Staff Coach
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Psychology / Applied Physiology
  • Represented Great Britain Soccer team in the World Student Games in Mexico
  • Proponent of a revolutionary proven one-touch training program to develop a quick playing and quick thinking mindset in the player and creator of many age group related coaching programs for players and coaches
  • Educational Soccer Symposium Clinician for the NSCAA, World Class Coaching, Reed Swain and many State organizations throughout the USA as well as in the UAE and Japan.
  • Author of 12 Coaching Books and four DVD’s on Soccer Training plus 28 E Books
  • Produced 7 National Championship winning Professional youth teams in 2 years in the UAE 2009 – 2011 as the Director of Coaching for Al Ain Soccer club with his Soccer Awareness coaching program
  • The Al Ain Academy as voted the Number One Professional Academy in the United Arab Emirates by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Consultant Marco Monte of Inter Milan who described it as the closest model to the best European professional club academies. Using Wayne’s Soccer Awareness training model for the Thinking Player developed over many years; plus added the actual “Barcelona” training model from La Mesia for youth development to the program.