DC Soccer Club values the importance of having top coaches! Great coaches care about their players and want:
...their players to learn the game, develop as people, and have fun, and
...to help their players achieve their soccer-related goals while having fun and connecting with the players as only coaches do.
Successful coaches care about their players and want to create a positive environment that fosters personal growth. For some this comes naturally, while others may need a bit of help. DC Soccer Club provides free and flexible Coaching Education Opportunities:
1. Onsite help available at your practice sessions
2. In-Person coach education courses
3. Online courses
USYS Lesson Plans by age group
DC Soccer Club Rec Soccer Curriculum (Lesson Plans)
Pre-K / Kindergarten set 1 --- Pre-K / Kindergarten set 2
1st Grade set 1 -- 1st Grade set 2
2nd Grade set 1 -- 2nd grade set 2
3rd / 4th Grade set 1 -- 3rd / 4th Grade set 2
5th - 8th Grade set 1 -- 5th - 8th Grade set 2
High School set 1 -- High School set 2
DC Soccer Club Coaching Best Practices: Use this simple list of best practices to optimize your impact at every training session for your team.
Do *you* have a go-to best practice, a tool, or trick of the trade that work for you when coaching kids? Let us know! We'd love to learn from you, too.