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Kids Sports Network - Soccer Resource Center


Kids Sports Network ("KSN") is a nonprofit association totally dedicated to the enhancement of non-school youth sports. KSN provides education and support to volunteer coaches, parents and administrators, by publicizing the benefits of sports participation to the public.  Visit their 
www.ksnusa.org/index.html and watch their "Kids Need Trained Coaches" video, click on the icon to begin.
 

Set A Good Example: "S.A.G.E."

The SAGE Program is to remind us that the game is for the kids, that respect for others is a lesson we can help teach, and that Setting A Good Example is more important than winning.  Union Soccer Club and its representatives are to enforce to the fullest extent the Sportsmanship Pledge.  Please click on the icon to familiarize yourself with S.A.G.E.
 


U.S. Youth Soccer Association - Education

Whether you are a newcomer, an experienced coach, team manager or simply a fan, the U.S. Youth Soccer Assoociation has a great website dedicated to educating all those involved in youth soccer.  You can download valuable information an if yu would like to take a course, you will need to register, (it's FREE).  Once registered you can search the topics or courses that best fits your needs!  Click on the icon to begin.
 


U.S. Soccer Federation Resources & Manuals

The Coaching Education Department of U.S. Soccer is a valuable resource and has published material to provide Coaches with information to develop youth soccer.  These are fundamental tools that may help anyone become a better soccer coach.  There is a 70-page “Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States” with practice plans, and more that is available to be downloaded for free.  Click on the icon to begin.
 

National Soccer Coaches Association of America - Coaching Courses

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America ("NSCAA") has a Coaching Academy that offers a wide range of educational opportunities to enhance the knowledge of everyone engaged in the soccer space.  It officers courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced coaches as well as courses for those that want to become Directors of Coaching. Click on the icon to explore the right fit for you.  To host a course in Union, we need to have a specific number of attendees.  Contact us for more information.
 


Soccer Lineups and Tactics

This section is geared to proved Coaches a better understanding of the different formations used in the game of soccer.  Review the different tactics and identify which one is best suited for your team.  Click on the Union Soccer icon.
 
 


S7 Soccer Academy - Free Videos to better understand practice sessions

This Academy from the UK provides a different approach, in that it uses visual basics to help coaches plan their sessions.  Visit them at   www.s7socceracademy.co.uk/  .  It is a valuable resource for any coach, regardless of their coaching experience and knowledge, so that one can understand how the soccer drills work.  Click on the icon to begin.
 










 
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