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I like the 8 week plans put together by Gavin Spooner. They cater for any size group, they’re well structured, easy to understand and come with good general coaching advice.

Gavin's 8 week practice plans (zip file)

a selection of useful football forms
Attacking and Moving
basic futsal coaching
best practices for coaching soccer in the United States
coaching junior football teams
coaching U8 soccer players
FA Level 2 football coaching drills and key factors
first aid advice for soccer coaches
football (soccer) coaching ebooks
football (soccer) coaching guide
football coaching sessions
footy4kids/Right to Play basic soccer coaching manual
give us back our game
golden rules for goalkeepers
hey parents, leave them kids alone
how to use substitutes in youth soccer
improve running with the ball
individual player responsibilities at 7 a side
introduction to defending
practice plans from
practice plans from Decatur Sports
pushing too hard too young
shooting from square passes
simple games that improve passing and receiving skills
small sided games (SSGs)
small sided games in Alabama
soccer coaching compilations
soccer coaching lesson plans from US Youth Soccer
soccer coaching philosophy and codes of conduct for players, parents and coaches
soccer practice plans
soccer tournament rules, OK?
the one nil game
the right way to warm up and cool down
the soccer-coach-L basic coaching manual
U10 games and drills
U14 practice plans and coaching advice
U6 - U10 soccer coaching practice plans from Indiana Youth Soccer
U6-U8 basic foot skill games
U6-U9 - moving with the ball
U8-U9 practice plans
youth soccer coaching practice plans for U6 - U16

drills and games

drills and games that encourage young players to spread out a free e-book from footy4kids

more soccer coaching manuals

a comprehensive indoor soccer manual (courtesy of Soccer-Coach-L) (zip file)

Coaching Manual for U-12 and U-14 - Gavin J. Spooner  (zip file)

The Soccer-Coach-L 'basic coaching manual' (pdf file) 295 pages of excellent junior soccer coaching advice.

all about Futsal

 futsal cup

a complete passing manual (zip file, right click, 'save target as')

coaching manual from the Clovis United Soccer Club (zip file)

tactical practice plans from decatur sports

Team Shape




futsal rules

the FA Futsal factsheet

watch Ronaldinho play futsal (wmv file)

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watch Ronaldinho play futsal (realplayer movie)


planning a Kickstart or Fun Day? Download an easily customisable flyer.


small sided soccer rules from (.pdf)

Find out what your players or parents really think of you! Hand out a coach evaluation form (zip)

FIFA laws of football (.pdf, 1.3mb)

team sheets for most 11 a side formations

child protection material from

the Sport England child protection policy

11 a side formations by Gary Rue