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Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner

NEW COACHES - Thank you for volunteering as a new coach! The following manuals have been designed to help you throughout the new coach experience.

First thing's first! 
Register here as a new coach - please complete the Concussion Training and SafeSport Training under the CERTIFICATES tab.

All coaches will also be required to complete a background check through Sterling Volunteers

  • You will receive an email from Sterling volunteers
  •   Please fill out the information requested
  •  The background check is free

U6 Coaches
U8 Coaches
U10 Coaches
U12 Coaches


The presentation of the U.S. Soccer coaching curriculum is another major step in the implementation of the framework developed by the Player Development Task Force, which was created in 2006 to review all aspects of player development in the United States and recommend a course of action.

The curriculum is designed to improve development of players in the organized player base 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.

The curriculum builds on the successful launch and growth of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Initiated in the fall of 2007 after a detailed review of player development systems in the U.S. and across the world, the Development Academy has improved the training environment; provided relevant, high-level matches on a consistent basis; increased the level and efficiency of scouting for the national teams and provided players, coaches and referees with more structured programming.

Part 1: Styles and Principles of Play (2.5 MB .pdf)
Part 2: Concepts and Coaching Guidelines (30 MB .pdf)
Part 3: Age Group Organization (2.5 MB .pdf)
Part 4: Planning and Training (61 MB .pdf)

US Soccer Player Development Initiatives

U6 Coaches
U8 Coaches
U10 Coaches
U12 Coaches

Georgia Soccer U6 Practice Plans
Georgia Soccer U8 Practice Plans
Georgia Soccer U10 Practice Plans
Georgia Soccer U12 Practice Plans

U6 and U8 Practices & Activities
U6 Michigan Youth Soccer Plans
U8 Michigan Youth Soccer Plans
U10 Practices & Activities
U10 Massachusetts Youth Soccer Plans
U12 Practices & Activities
U12 Massachusetts Youth Soccer Plans
U14 Massachusetts Youth Soccer Plans

US Soccer Lesson Plans

Age Appropriate Sessions

Important Links

SafeSport Act

Georgia Soccer - Coaches Home:  Check out the coaching courses offered by Georgia Soccer.

Game Verification: Check here before your home games at Tyus Park to make sure referees have been assigned.

Player Passes:  Information concerning player eligibility, player passes, and game rosters.

Game Score Reporting:  Detailed instructions for reporting scores (pertains to all RILS teams, U-12 and above).  Use the Admin Login link to the right to access and print rosters, and report scores.


Southern Soccer Scene - Another regional site showcasing high school-aged soccer clubs and schools.

SoccerInCollege - Tournament search and team rankings.  Used by Georgia Soccer to list tournaments and process sign-ups.

Medical Release Form - generic form for most tournaments.

Insurance Claim Form - start the process for players who have been injured on the field


U-5 & 6 | U-8 | U-10

          Why no goalkeepers for U-8's?

10 Simple Soccer Rules

Georgia Youth Soccer Rules and Regulations

  • Certification and Background Check

    For those not Spalding Co. certified you will have to do so the cost is $20 and the club will pay the fee.  This gives you insurance and general knowledge, and lasts one year (two seasons).  Please call Spalding County Parks & Rec and arrange a time to view the video if you have not already.

Background check
Coaching Packet (Instructions, NAYS, Ethics)
Concussion Form

Extract, print, fill out all forms, and return to Tyus Park before the end of registration.

Angie Stokes, Athletic Director:  770-467-4750
[email protected]

Player Development


Griffin Youth Soccer Association
1301 Cowan Rd, PO Box 2031
Griffin, Georgia 30224

Email: [email protected]

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