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Coaching Tools

Throughout the years, the NSCAA has built an impressive archive of soccer coaching tips, articles, videos, DVDs, and practice plans. You'll find many of them here.

Resource Library

The Resource Library is the latest enhancement provided as part of the continued efforts of the NSCAA to increase the value of membership and become the online resource of choice for soccer coaches. Whether you’re looking for theory-based articles,training plans and exercises, or videos the Resource Library is your place to start.

[+] Check out the Resource Library here

Videos and DVDs

The NSCAA and Soccer Learning Systems have developed a series of educational videos for coaches. These DVDs feature members of the NSCAA's Coaching Academy staff providing instruction on a broad range of topics.

[+] Check out the Videos and DVDs here 

Coaching Fundamentals

The NSCAA has created this series of informational pages to give volunteer coaches a grasp of the fundamentals of soccer coaching, from a review of the Laws of the Game to the an explanation of the 5 v 5 teaching model. This course is the first aspect of a planned series of online educational initiatives, designed to supplement the current roster of coaching education courses the NSCAA produces each year.

[+] View the Coaching Fundamentals series here

Soccer Journal

Soccer Journal is the Official Publication of the NSCAA and is one of the few publications in the world produced exclusively for soccer coaches. Each issue contains technical and tactical articles, news and updates on important events, thoughts from opinion leaders in the sport and features on the interesting people and issues of the game.

[+] Read Archived Soccer Journal Articles here

Books

The NSCAA offers many books to help improve your coaching and positively i3mpact your players. Some of the titles included are The Best of Soccer Journal: An NSCAA Guide to Soccer Coaching Excellence, The Best of Soccer Journal: Techniques & Tactics, The Soccer Coaching Bible, Soccer Skills & Drills, Soccer- Strategies for Sustained Soccer Coaching Success, Soccer-The 4-4-2 System, Soccer: Perfect Ball Control, Soccer Training Programs, Soccer-Goalkeeper Training,  and Soccer Alive: The Game is the Best Teacher.

[+] View these books here

Drills

The NSCAA has posted a number of soccer drills and exercises that may be used to train players in both techniques and tactics. The drills featured in this section cover areas such as finishing, attacking, transition, defending, passing, and ball control. Be sure to check back often as this area continues to grow.

[+] Check out these drills here

Instructional Videos

The NSCAA has put together a series of free instructional videos on Systems of Play, coach advice, technical skills and more. Diversify your educational tools by watching these videos.

[+] View videos here

Conti Warm Up

In motor racing the warm up lap is essential to bring all components and especially the tyres to the optimum temperature. A cold tyre simply cannot perform as well as a warm tyre. For footballers, the same is true.

[+] View the ContiWarmUp 

Tactical Soccer Situations Test aka "Quizzies"

The NSCAA is now pleased to offer a portion of these "Quizzies" as an online resource for coaches and players to help develop their situational awareness and decision-making skills.  

[+] Click here to access the quizzies.

Interactive Presentations

NSCAA has put together several interactive presentations to help further explain coaching course material and other educational topics. These are run by Brainshark.

[+] Click here to watch

Quick Activities 

If you are looking for some quick drills to take to practice, the NSCAA has several free diagrams to help you incorporate fun activities into your session plans.

[+] Click here to access

 

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