Coaches:

The Hollywood Soccer Club is dedicated to providing our coaches top level instruction, training, resources and support.


Coaching Resources


Concussion Training


Concussion Documents


Training Guidelines and Practice Plans

Kinder Kick U6:

  1. FUN: Passion for the game.

  2. Technical mastery.
    • Main focus is ball touches and dribbling in a fun environment.
    • One ball. One child. Complete focus on the individual.
    • Develop big muscle groups with balance as a focus.
    • Skipping and running.
    • Ball Touches:
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/hollywoodsoccerclub

  3. Practice Plans: 60 minutes:
    • Welcome 5 minutes.
    • Ball touches 10 minutes.
    • Dribbling 10 minutes.
    • Play small side games. 1v1 1v 2, and 2v2. 15 minutes.
    • Fun games 15 minutes.
    • (Dribbling Games) Keep away, tag, treasure hunt in ones. Maze games. (Fun Games) Asteroid, 3 v 3.

U7/U8

  1. FUN: Passion for the game.

  2. Technical mastery.
    • Main focus is receiving and passing, with ball touches and dribbling included in a fun environment.
    • One ball. One child as much as possible in the first half of practice.
    • Ball Touches: Toe touches on top of ball. Pull backs. Side to side, keeping low. http://www.youtube.com/user/hollywoodsoccerclub

  3. Introduction of teamwork with 2s:
    • Solving problems in groups of two.

  4. Offensive and Defensive concepts introduced:
    • Everyone plays offensive and defense within a position.
    • Emphasize concepts over positioning.

  5. Practice Plans: 60 minutes:
    • Coordination Training 5 minutes.
    • Ball touches 5 minutes.
    • Dribbling 5 minutes.
    • Passing/Receiving 10 minutes.
    • 2 v 2 or 2v2, plus 1, for 10 minutes.
    • Fun games 10 minutes.
    • Closing 5 minutes.

U9/U10

  1. FUN: Passion for the game.

  2. Technical mastery.

  3. Introduction of small group activities:
    • Working in 3s and 4s to solve problems.
    • 3v1.
    • Keep Away with every player touching ball once.
    • 1, 2, 3, 4 passing.

  4. Offensive and Defensive concepts introduced as group play in 3s and 4s.
    • Develop players through multiple positions.
    • Offensive: Attack, expand / possession, creativity
    • Defensive: Pressure, Cover, Balance. Chorography

  5. Practice Plans: 60 minutes:
    • Jog/light stretching 5 minutes.
    • Ball touches 5 minutes.
    • Dribbling 10 minutes.
    • Passing/Receiving 10 minutes.
    • Shooting 5 minutes.
    • 2 v 2 or 2 v3, or 3 v 3 15 minute games.
    • Fun games or 4 v 4 or 6 v 6 for 15 minutes.

  6. Special Notes:
    • Motivation:
    • Ask Children to "Show me"
    • Do drills twice and time them to see if the child can improve.
    • Boys /Girls:
    • Boys want to be top dog.
    • Girls want to be nice and make friends.
    • Teach girls to compete.
    • Teach boys to help make their teammates better.

U11/U12

  1. FUN: Passion for the game.

  2. Technical mastery.
    • Main focus is passing/receiving and shooting techniques, with ball touches and dribbling included. Ball touches against Defense. Heading introduced.
    • Small group activities continue: Working in larger groups to solve problems.
    • Offensive / Defensive team concepts introduced. Develop players through multiple positions.
    • Ball Touches: http://www.youtube.com/user/hollywoodsoccerclub

  3. Practice Plans: 60 minutes:
    • Jog/light stretching 5 minutes.
    • Ball touches 5 minutes.
    • Passing and or receiving 10 minutes.
    • Shooting 10 minutes.
    • 2 v 2 or 2 v3, or 3 v 3 15 minute games.
    • Fun games or 4 v 4 or 6 v 6 for 15 minutes.