Coaching Youth Soccer Online Course

Coaching Youth Soccer Online Course

ISBN 9781718237780

Regular price $19.95 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Coaching Youth Soccer ebook
  • Online Coaching Aids documents (PDFs)
  • Online test
Learn fundamental concepts, and come away with the most important points for coaching the skills and tactics of youth soccer.

In this interactive online course, you’ll learn to prepare for your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by the ebook Coaching Youth Soccer, written by Human Kinetics Coach Education. As you progress through the online course, you’ll be prompted to read chapters to complete course activities.

The course includes many interactive exercises that apply and enrich concepts from the ebook. It introduces volunteer coaches to the games approach to coaching, which uses small-sided games to teach skills and tactics. It also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard utility with forms, documents, and detailed plans for successful practice sessions and game-day coaching.  

After completing the course units, you’ll take the 30-question test online. Upon successfully passing the test, you will be entered in the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who’ve completed Human Kinetics Coach Education courses. Sport administrators have access to the registry, allowing them to track coaches’ course completion.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
  • Meet your coaching responsibilities, including examining your priorities as a coach
  • Communicate effectively with players, parents, and officials
  • Provide for safety and respond to injuries
  • Develop a training program for players to promote lifelong fitness
  • Understand the basic rules of soccer
  • Create plans for your season and for individual practices
  • Prepare for, and coach on, game day
  • Teach and shape tactics and skills
  • Teach five specific offensive tactics and three specific defensive tactics
  • Teach five offensive skills and three defensive skills


Coaches at the youth level (ages 6 to 13) participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting.
Your Responsibilities as Coach
Safety and Fitness
Season and Practice Plans
Game Day
Tactics and Skills Instruction
Offensive Tactics
Defensive Tactics
Offensive Skills
Defensive Skills
Established in 1981 and rooted in an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes ahead of winning at all costs, Human Kinetics Coach Education courses and resources are customized and widely used by youth sport organizations, state high school associations, school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports to teach, train, and certify coaches.