Inside soccer

A free website for soccer players, coaches and parents who want to experience the best soccer skills, drills and techniques for mastering the art of soccer. Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned vet, visit this site for visual lessons and demonstrations in dribbling, passing, shooting, defending, goalkeeping and attacking from the best trainers and players in the world.


a complete passing practice
passing and dribbling
passing and receiving
passing and receiving 2
passing and shooting
a complete shooting practice
first touch and receiving the ball
passing, defending and communication
attacking with confidence
ball control and team work lesson plan
ball control lesson plan
basics of defending
dribbling and stopping the ball
shooting from square passes
shuttle shooting
small group defending
shielding and aggressiveness
shooting – teaching the basics
Hot potato
how to teach the laces kick and driven pass
improve fitness, passing skills and teamwork
Improving vision
improving vision and speed of play
inswinging corners
soccer coaching lesson plans
soccer coaching lesson plans from US Youth Soccer
soccer practice plans
staggered goals
teaching the basic push pass
team building
team shape and movement
team shape and movement practice plan
the importance of planning training sessions
the job of a defender
training the second defender
training thoughts

Goal Keeping

goalkeeper distribution (throwing) practice plan
goalkeeping practice plans

U6 – U9

Coaching U6 players
Coaching U8, U10 players
example soccer practice plan for children aged 3 to 8
an U7 practice plan
dribbling for U8s
dribbling for U9s
passing for U8s
passing for U9s
shooting for U8s
shooting for U9s
soccer coaching lesson plan for 8 year olds
soccer training session for U6s
U6 balance and co-ordination
U6-U9 – moving with the ball
U8-U9 practice plans

U10 – U14

passing for U10s
shooting for U10s
U14 practice plans and coaching advice
vision and support
coaching U12 soccer players
defending for U10s
defending practice plan
dribbling for U10s
Coaching U12 players

Other Coaching Resources

US Youth Soccer Coaches Library
CYSA-N Coach website
Fundamental Soccer – Karl Dewazien
Soccer Fitness advisor
National Soccer Coaches Association of America
CYSA Forms and Manuals Page
USSF Technical Area Memo(pdf)