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Complete Practice Plans U6 - U12

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Mar 27, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Washington Youth Soccer Coaching Tools

"Age Appropriate Training Sessions Welcome to Washington Youth Soccer’s Age Appropriate Training sessions for coaches! Here you will find 8 weeks’ worth of pre-planned training sessions for age groups U6, U8, U10 and U12. Each week includes four different activities and is specifically designed to provide training based on the needs of that age-group. Additionally, each activity is in print and video format – coaches can see the training exercises in action with the videos and then print the diagrams out to bring to the field. "

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Drills for All Levels

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Mar 23, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

5 Essential Dribbling Drills Every Player Should Master


5 Essential Passing Drills For Soccer Players


5 Essential Shooting Drills Every Player Should Master


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U-12 Rules of Play

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Mar 5, 2017 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

U-12 Rules 

Ball Size
Game Length

2 25 minute Halves         

Referee 2 or 3 man system 
# of Players on Field 9
Goalie Yes, new each half 
Substitutions Any stopppage at ref descretion  
Coaches   All on sideline
Offside Yes Click for Explanation
Throw-in  1 try
Direct Kicks Yes Click for Explanation
Goal Kicks  Yes, opposing team must be at midfield
Free Kicks  Opposing team must be back a distance equivalent to radius of center circle 
Kick-back to Goalie  Yes, Click for explanation 
 Kick-off Can go in either direction 
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Coach's Requirements

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Mar 5, 2017 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

1. Ohio South Risk Management -

How do I complete my risk management application? 

Click Here for Risk Management  

Use this to log in to your existing account or create an account to submit your background check. *Please note you will need to use your legal name*.

Ohio South Risk Management Privacy Statement (PDF)

 2. Ohio Concussion Awareness Program

Starting April 26th, 2013, Ohio law (ORC 3707.511) requires a youth sports organization to provide this sheet to the parent or guardian of an individual who wishes to practice for or compete in an athletic activity organized by the organization.

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3. Lindsay's Law - Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect on August 1, 2017. In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

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