Rec All Star games:
Sunday afternoon October 12
Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex
Look for info and team formation instructions from Cary.
Format same as last season: 6 games, one each for boys and girls u8, u10, u12.
We will need all hands on deck to welcome teams, get game going, take pictures.
All Star game FLYER Click here
All Star nomination forms: Click here
Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex (fields to be determined).
Rec All Star teams Hen v Pike
Age groups u8 , u9-u10 combined, u11-u12 combined.
Boys play 2pm
Girls play 3:15pm
Games will be 25 minute halves, with a 7 minute half time.
Teams should have plenty of subs.
USA of Indiana Hendricks County Rec Team Training
Each coach to schedule the team’s regular weekly training at the Avon Soccer Complex or Brownsburg Soccer Complex for an hour between 5:30p-7:30pm. There will be USA of Indiana staff available to help with training sessions including Lead Coaches, USA of Indiana Travel Coaches. Teams are strongly encouraged to hold team training at either complex on these days.
USA of Indiana Pike Rec Team Training
Each coach to schedule the team’s regular weekly training at Northwestway Park for an hour between 5:30p-7:30pm. There will be USA of Indiana staff available to help with training sessions including Lead Coaches, USA of Indiana Travel Coaches. Teams are strongly encouraged to hold team training at NWW on these days.
USA of Indiana REC ACADEMY for players and coaches, best in Central Indiana
Player wear uniform and break into teams with coach
Includes Model training session by Format of Play Group
Fusion USA of Indiana Rec Academy
USA of Indiana Community Coaching Risk Management & Coaching Course Schedule
USA of Indiana KidSafe 101 Risk Management
USA of Indiana Coaching Certification Course 101
If you coach USA of Indiana and your name is not listed here, you must attend.
USA of Indiana Coach Training Session U5-U8 (3v3 & 4v4)
USA of Indiana Community Coach Training Session U10-U12 (6v6 & 8v8)
Why no Goalies
Sam Snow, U.S. Youth Soccer had the following interaction with a coach in Florida not long ago:Sam, can you send me some good articles or a comment on why we should play without goalies at U-8? I am trying to influence a club to change to this format.
The U-8 age group is still in an egocentric phase of psychological development, which tells us that we should allow these children to run and chase the ball, to be in the game – not waiting at the end of the field for the game to come to them. It is more important at this age that they chase the game. Children this age want to play with the toy (the ball) and they need to go to where the toy is to be fully engaged. Click here to read entire article.
Concussion Resource: It’s Better to Miss One Game Than the Whole Season
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC published Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes. Posted here is important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. If you think your athlete has sustained a concussion…don’t assess it yourself. Take him/her out of play, and seek the advice of a health care professional. http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html
Coach clipboard document: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/clipboard_Eng.pdf
Yikes only 3 players showed up for practice!
What do I do now?
Great training sessions when only 2, 3,4, 5 or 6 players show up for training session.
USA of Indiana’s “Rec Mentor Matches” when professional coaches mentor players and coaches during a rec game.Mentor Matches
Video on the Youth Soccer Coach:
Dribbling Practice Plan U6′s
Dribbling With The Head Up (Warm-up)
Dribbling With The Head Up (First Activity)
Dribbling With The Head Up (Second Activity)
Dribbling With The Head Up (Final Game)
Striking The Ball Practice Plan U8′s
Striking The Ball (Warm Up)
Striking The Ball (First Activity)
Striking The Ball (First Activity variation)
Striking The Ball (Second Activity)
Striking The Ball (Third Activity)
Striking The Ball (Final 4v4 Game)
Recreation Coach Manual
Recreation Coaching Manual
Great material for every youth Coach, includes child development, why children play sports, why children quit sports, training sessions.
Indiana Youth Soccer Recreation Coaching F Certificate Course
Click here to view F certificate course materials
USA of Indiana Community Recreation Tots, U5-U12 and USA of Indiana Rec Plus U13-U19 Coach Certificate Course
Click here to view USA of Indiana CCC course material
Tots U4 Training Sessions
7 unique training sessions for the Tots coach.
Principles of play
Principles of U5 & U6′s Part I
Lesson Plans (6 week program)
Principles of play
Principles of U7 & U8′s
Lesson Plans (6 week program)
Session 1 – Dribbling to Keep Possession
Principles of play & Lesson Plans
U10 Principles & Lesson Plans (6 week program)
U12 Principles & Lesson Plans (6 week program)
Indiana Youth Soccer Rec Coach Lesson Plans