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Coaches Corner

Building Your Practice

Play - Practice - Play

Let players try 1v1 or 2v2 small sides when arriving at practice. Then use the resources below to build your training session. There are many games and drills for each level - just remember to not do everything at once! Have a goal, or a focus, for each practice and you will find that your practice plans fall into place.

It is a good idea to timeblock your practices in order to stay on track and keep players moving. Please respect everyone's time and keep your practice timeframe reasonable, ending on time.

Write it Down
Use this practice planner to organize your thoughts.

Official AYSO Manuals

6U Coaching Manual 8U Coaching Manual 10U Coaching Manual
12U Coaching Manual 14U Intermediate Coaching Manual 5U/Schoolyard Coaching Manual

Division Guidelines

6U Guidelines
8U Guidelines
10U Guidelines
12U Guidelines
15U Guidelines

AYSO Drills and Games

6U Training Games 8U Training Games 10U Training Games

Instructional Videos

Listed below are a series of videos in various categories designed to assist a coach in putting together a complete practice.  The videos cover topics from warm up and plyometrics to attacking and defending as well as everything in between.
If you have suggested videos you would like to see included send an email to Video Suggestions with a link to the video.


Plyometrics Warm Up & Stretching Footwork
Passing Technical Skills Moves & Cuts
Attacking Defense Goalkeeping

Additional Resources

We also find inspiration on The Coaching Manual: AYSO National's resource with age-specific games and drills to add to your practice.

Bring it together, build your practice in an app - MOJO is an app that builds practices, with videos to help you set up games and drills.

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Hilo AYSO Region 274

Hilo AYSO, PO Box 1664
Hilo, Hawaii 96721

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 808-959-1972
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