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Coach Corner

Lakes Region United Coaches

We encourage all Lakes Region United coaches to follow US Soccer and US Youth Soccer best practices when it comes to coaching.  While we are a volunteer organization, we want to enable our coaches to be the best they can be!

Coaching Resources

The U.S. Soccer Coaching Curriculum was released in 2011 by the US Player Development Task Force as a recommended practice after a 5 year study of all aspects of player development in the United States and globally. The curriculum is designed to improve development of players in the United States, concentrating on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating an environment that is fun for the players.

Click the U.S. Soccer Curriculum image below to open the U.S. Soccer Curriculum document

In 2016 U.S. Soccer published its Player Development Initiatives. They have been also been mandated by US Youth Soccer.

U.S. Soccer endorses a Play-Practice-Play (PPP) model for Grassroots Coaching.  This approach is taught in the Grassroots coaching courses (see Coaching Education below) and we encourage all LRU coaches to implement it too.  You can read an overview of the process by clicking the PPP image below.

Coaching Education

We strongly encourage all coaches to get some formal coaching qualifications.

There is a free 20 minute ‘Introduction to Grassroots Coaching’ module available on the U.S. Soccer Learning Center

Additional modules (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) are available online too.  To be eligible to proceed to the USSF D license, coaches must complete the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching plus 3 of the additional modules - 2 of which must be in person, and one of the in person modules must be 11v11.

LRU are willing to reimburse course fees on request and sponsor coaches to attend in-person courses.

Contact us

Lakes Region United Soccer Club

 PO Box 6221
Laconia, New Hampshire 03247
Email: [email protected]

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