Practice Plans Age specific practice plans developed by the United States Youth Soccer Association Coaching staff.

The Player

Know who you’re coaching. Children are God’s greatest gift to this world. Get to know them. Get to understand who they are, what they are capable of, and what they should not be expected to do. Grow with them, and enjoy it. Here you’ll find out what child psychologists and educators have discovered over the years. Study this material and become better informed. It will change your expectations, optimize learning, and maximize fun. Enjoy.

Soccer Development Videos – BAC’s 4v4 Series

These videos describe methods highly recommended for adoption by NUSC coaches.

Originally hosted on, these videos were produced specifically for the Burke Athletic Club in Burke, Virginia. They were inspired by the Dutch Vision, and closely model the recommendations of the US Youth Soccer Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for small sided play.