Tips for the Youth Coach |Technical Development Plan

  • Do not put too much emphasis on the game results. Patience is key. Focus on the performance.
  • When your team steps on the field they should do everything possible to win the game, however, your emphasis should be on the quality of play.
  • Set individual and team goals. Also, periodically, sit down with the individual player to discuss their progress.
  • As a youth coach, encourage your player to play at the highest level.
  • Allow players to play in different positions on your team.
  • Encourage your best players to play in demanding positions.
  • Encourage players to attend extra training.
  • Have organized practices, which are fun, challenging and competitive.
  • The key to your practices should be repetitions of the fundamentals, however, try to present these exercises in different variations through games/activities.
  • Be excited about the game. If you are excited, the players will follow suit.