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SOCCER CURRICULUM & LESSONS

As a coach-mentor, you lead your players in several ways: you are a teacher, role model, and motivator. You can build strong relationships with your players and help your players build friendships with each other.

In this section, you’ll find everything you need to know to run great soccer practices! You will find games and activities that will help students develop skills and a love for the beautiful game. You’ll also learn how to incorporate lessons about health and nutrition into every soccer training session.


OUR PHILOSOPHY ON SUCCESS & WINNING

We believe that effort and improvement are more important than the score of the game and winning.

SCORES poet-athletes consistently give great effort, continually learn, and bounce back from mistakes. To help us remember this, we use the ELM Tree of Mastery: E is for Effort, L is for Learning, and M is for Mistakes are OK.

*Adapted from Positive Coaching Alliance ELM Tree of Mastery


5 STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SOCCER PRACTICE

  1. Team Check-In (2-5 minutes)

    — Announcements / Nutrition Topic Intro

  2. Warm-Up (5-10 minutes)

  3. Skill-Building Activities & Games (20-25 minutes)

  4. Soccer Scrimmage (10-15 minutes)

  5. Team Check-Out (2-5 minutes)

    — Reflection / Nutrition Topic Review / Appreciation / Reminders


POET-ATHLETE PLAYBOOK

This student workbook is a great way to help your team set group agreements, do goal setting, and learn about the language and the rules of soccer.


SOCCER COACHING GUIDES

Use these coaching guides to get ideas, games, tips, and activities that will help your team develop skills, confidence, and teamwork.


SOCCER MINI-TRAININGS — COMING SOON!


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