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Practice Plans
Youth U5 - U19 Practice Plans
The practice plans are from the US Soccer National Coaching Schools. The practices are designed for specific ages. In general, activities that are designed for younger teams can be used for an older team as well.  Often, activities for the younger children can be manipulated or changed to make them more complicated and more appropriate for an older age level.  However, it would not be a good idea to take a practice designed for a U12 team and try to make it work for a U6 team. 
 
For further coaching guidance in each age group, review  US Soccer Best Practices (Great resource)
 
 
Technical, Tactical, Functional 
The practice plans are from the US Soccer National Coaching Schools. The following technical, tactical, and funtional practice plans are in Word format for your convenience to make changes. 
  • Technical practice is designed to teach different skills of the game such as passing, receiving, finishing, etc. 
  • Tactical practice help players learn how to make better decisions. 
  • Functional practice develop a players understanding of their role within the game.

 **Great reference for Coaching Certification Courses**