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This page contains resources for our Recreational Coaches as follows:

  • The latest U6, U8 and U10 practice plans for the Fall 2023 season
  • Some other material for various age groups that coaches can explore on their own (including previous season's practice plans for U6/U8)
Feel free to contact our Director of Coaching (DOC) if you have questions on any of this material.

Fall 2023 Practice Plans

leaf   leaf The SASC Director of Coaching (DOC), Andrew Ransome, will post practice plans here each week during the season for teams to reference before each practice session. Sometime we are able to provide short videos demonstrating one or more of the activities.

Date Session Plan Supporting videos
Week 1: 8/30 & 9/1
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Week 2: 9/6 & 9/8
U6 U6 Intro to Soccer Cones warm-up
Going to Goal (1+ball; 1v1)
Going to Goal: 1+ball
Going to Goal: 1v1
1v1 - Boss of the Balls
3v3 game
U8 U8 Intro to Soccer Cones warm-up
Shooting vs. GK
2v2 game (1v1+GK)
4v4 game
Week 3: 9/13 & 9/15
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Week 4: 9/20 & 9/22
U6 U6 practice plan Cones warm-up
Dribble and Shoot Gates
1v1 - Boss of the Balls
3v3 game
U8 U8 practice plan
U8 Spread Out
Passing through a gate
2v1+GK
2v2
4v4 game
Week 5: 9/27 & 9/29
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Week 6: 10/4 & 10/6
U6 U6 practice plan Tag
Defender
1v1 game
3v3 game
U8 U8 practice plan Keep & Kick
Dribble & Shoot vs. Defender & Goalkeeper
2v1+GK
4v4 game

Supplemental Material

This is additional material that may be of use for this season.

Name Description
Restarts Restarts: what to work on during scrimmages
Shape How do I teach players to spread out?
Game Day Challenges Do you have a dominant team, or dominant player(s)?
Introducing Challenges Using small-sided games to practice introducing challenges

Spring 2023 Practice Plans

tulip tulip This is an archive of the practice plans used during the Spring 2023 season.

Date Session Plan Supporting videos
Week 1: 3/8 & 3/10
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Week 2: 3/15 & 3/17
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Week 3: 3/22 & 3/24
U6 U6 Intro to Soccer Cones warm-up
Going to Goal (1+ball; 1v1)
Going to Goal: 1+ball
Going to Goal: 1v1
1v1 - Boss of the Balls
3v3 game
U8 U8 Intro to Soccer Cones warm-up
Shooting vs. GK
2v2 game (1v1+GK)
4v4 game
Week 4: 3/29 & 3/31
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Week 5: 4/5 & 4/7
U6 U6 Intro to Soccer Cones warm-up
Going to Goal (1+ball; 1v1)
Going to Goal: 1+ball
Going to Goal: 1v1
1v1 game
3v3 game
U8 U8 practice plan
U8 Spread Out
Passing through a gate
2v1+GK
2v2
4v4 game
Week 6: 4/12 & 4/14
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Week 7: 4/19 & 4/21
U6 U6 practice plan Tag
Defender
1v1 game
3v3 game
U8 U8 practice plan Keep & Kick
Dribble & Shoot vs. Defender & Goalkeeper
2v1+GK
4v4 game
Week 8: 4/26 & 4/28
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Week 9: 5/3 & 5/5
U6 U6 practice plan Pass Tag
Restart Relay
2v1 to Goal
3v3
U8 U8 practice plan Passing (two cones)
Restart Relay
Goalie Wars
4v4 game (3+GK)
Week 10: 5/10 & 5/12
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Week 11: 5/17 & 5/19
U6 U6 practice plan Gotcha
Pass / Clear
2v1 - Restarts
3v3
U8 U8 practice plan 1+Ball / 1 vs. Rest
1v1
2v2
4v4 game (3+GK)

Feel free to contact our Director of Coaching (DOC) if you have questions on any of this material.

Additional Activities for Recreational Players

Rec. Coach Training meeting material Ideas and concepts for coaching all rec age groups
U6 Practice Plan #1 Complete practice plans for the U6/7 age group
U6 Practice Plan #2
U8 Practice Plan #1 Complete practice plans for the U8 age group
U8 Practice Plan #2
U10 Practice Plan #1 Complete practice plans for the U10 age group
U10 Practice Plan #2
U12 Practice Plan #1 Complete practice plans for the U12 age group
U12 Practice Plan #2
Playing Onside Explanation of FIFA Law 11 - Offside
2v2 Using the 2v2 format to introduce the game to new players
Introducing Challenges Using small-sided games to practice introducing challenges
U6 Safari Soccer Take your ball on a soccer safari
U8 Inside Using the inside of the foot
U10 Juggle Introduction to juggling a ball