Coaches Links and Reporting Tools
WCYSA Coaches Risk Management Clearance Instructions
All WCYSA affiliated club volunteers and coaches must register with their club through the online registration system. Please submit your coaches application through this link:
Whatcom County Youth Soccer Association’s
Byte Size Soccer Training Curriculum–Click here to view
Click on coaches login and then you will need a user name (wcysa) and password (soccer) all lower case.
- Coaching 5-7 Year Olds
- Coaching 8-9 year Olds
- Coaching 10-12 Year Olds
- Coaching 13 Year Olds - High School
Games & Exercises:
Bowling & Follow the Leader
Pac Man and Sharks & Minnows
Goalkeeper Wars & Line Pass
Man in the Middle
Jungle Ball & Cone Relays
Change, Obstacle Course & Everybody’s It
Red Light – Green Light
Most 8 and 9 year-olds are eager to develop their skills. They want to be able to kick the ball further and steal the ball from their opponents. Remember that the concentration level is still low and so at least half the practice should be small-sided games. Now you can begin to introduce larger numbers into end-of-session scrimmages for example 5v5. The game is for all players. Everyone should be encouraged to participate, particularly the “non-assertive” player.
Boys and Girls at this age have a willingness to learn when placed in situations that are fun and challenging. Players should not be wingers, strikers, or fullbacks at this time in their soccer development. The duty of the coach is to give each player the opportunity to develop all the skills in all the positions.
General Age Group Coaching Information
Drills and Activities
Four Goal Game
Goalkeeper Hands 1
Passing Series Around a Cone
Six Goal Game
2 v 2 Wall Pass
If players continue to play soccer through their early teens, then chances are they enjoy the game and are serious about improving their abilities. At this age players are able to grasp more tactical concepts. Teams can begin to functionally train each position. Even though the technical ability still needs to be polished, now we can start tackling the players’ decision making. Questions like why and when can be answered at this stage.