Recently, footy4kids joined forces with
Right to Play* to produce a basic
football (soccer) coaching manual.
The manual has been designed to be used by volunteer
sports coaches who have very little experience of soccer. It is simple, concise (it's only 30 pages long) and easy to
does, however, feature many of the most popular
drills and games on this site and contains
lots of information that new coaches (and some not so new coaches!) will
download it for your own use completely free of charge (see the link at
the foot of the page).
The History of Football
How the Game of Football is Played
Field of Play
Minimum and maximum dimensions.
The Basic Rules of Football
Coaching football – some hints and tips
Kicking for Distance
The Throw In
Small Fun Games
SAMPLE PRACTICE SESSION PLANS
Ball Control and Dribbling
Passing and Shooting
The Header and Throw-In