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Coaching Resource Page

Great Coaching is essential for Our Players... 

The Jefferson Youth Soccer Club understands that helping our players improve their skills and confidence on the field is our top priority.  More than winning or losing, effective player development that is engaging and fun is critical to fostering life-long passion for sports and the healthy lifestyle this passion promotes.

Coaches are the key to helping our players be the best athletes and people they can be...


If you would like to coach soccer, you must take the mandatory RUTGERS S.A.F.E.T.Y. Class & Child Abuse Awareness Seminar


Jefferson Youth Soccer will pay for your training.  We have many coaches that have received their F and E Licenses and this training is highly recommended.  For more information on this, please visit the
New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching Education page.


You should familiarize yourself with the differences between In-Town, Rockaway Valley Soccer League rules (noted in the By-Laws) and FIFA Rules.   RVSL and In-Town require that teams avoid running up the score. We would like to keep goal differentials at 5 or less.  Avoid playing keep away, it embarrasses the opponent and tends to increase the level of frustration.  Have players play with their opposite foot, require X number of passes before they can shoot.


 Overall Coaching Links:


Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States
U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education Department has released a new publication designed to give youth and junior level soccer coaches in the United States a set of fundamental tools to help open up the game of soccer to young players in ways that celebrate the sport's spontaneous qualities.

Coaching Soccer 101
Soccer coaching and youth soccer drills. Plus micro soccer info, list of rules and more.

Better Soccer More Fun
Inspired by the KNVB's Dutch Vision, a unique method for teaching soccer.  Coaching insights on a variety of topics, including drills and games.

New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching Education
Part of the mission of New Jersey Youth Soccer is to provide coaching education to those involved in the game.  To accomplish this mission, NJYS offers a complete coaching schools program. You can also find material on line to help you become a better coach.

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Practice Plans
10 Week Lesson Plans (u6 - u18)



Drills/Games Links:

Jeff Pill's Online Drills
Jeff Pill is the U-14 Region 1 Director of Coaching for USSF. This page began when Jeff was the Director of Coaching for the New Hampshire Soccer Association and has continued to evolve. He has his national "A" license and is a National Staff Coach with US Soccer.  

Soccer Pilot

Coaches will find a wide-ranging collection of soccer drills which will be highly useful in the structuring and planning of training sessions for kids and youth soccer.

US Youth Soccer Lesson Plans

US Youth Soccer Policy & Playing Rules


If you come across a youth soccer coaching website that you think should be added to this list, please email the URL to