Learn the fundamentals of great soccer coaching and save time every week.
This course gives you everything you need to build great foundations as a coach, designed and taught by one of the world’s best coach educators.
Learn at your own pace. You can complete the course from any device, anytime.
Save time every week with our session planning framework which includes over 50 practices to use with your players.
Lessons from the course are put into action with real players, in real environments.
Highly practical content for first time coaches, even if you have never played sport before.
Participants are invited to our online coaching community for support and continued learning.
Designed for coaches working with 6 - 12 year old players, but applicable to all youth age groups.
A collection of practical take-aways: checklists, session plans and guides.
Upon completion of the course you will receive an official PDP certificate.
Welcome and Thank You!
PDF Download: Coaching Principles
Quiz 1: Coaching Principles
Glossary of Coaching Terms
Part 2: What We Will Cover
You, the Coach: Survey
The Role of the Coach
Quiz 2: The Role of the Coach
Understanding your Players
Establishing a Player-Centred Environment
Quiz 3: A Player Centred Environment
Part 3: What We Will Cover
Creating a Positive Culture
Quiz 4: Creating a Positive Culture
Communicating During the Session
Quiz 5: Coach Communication
Part 4: What We Will Cover
Choosing the Activities
Quiz 6: Choosing Activities
Planning the Session: Numbers, Equipment, Area, Time.
PDF Checklist: Planning the Session N.E.A.T
Adaptability: Plan A and Plan B
Quiz 7: Planning and Adaptability
How to Use the Session Plans
1. Dribbling Session Plans
2. Passing & Receiving Session Plans
3. Running with the Ball Session Plans
4. 1v1 Facing the Opponent Session Plans
5. Shooting Session Plans
6. Controlling & Passing Session Plans
7. Running with the Ball Session Plans
8. Defending Session Plans
What We Will Cover
Safety and Risk: EERIE
PDF Checklist: Safety and Risk E.E.R.I.E
Coach and Player Protection
Part 6: What We Will Cover
Setting Up: Areas and Transition
U9: Skill Intro: Retaining Individually
U9: Skill Intro: Turning with Ball
U9: Skill Game: Four Goal Game
U12: Arrival Activity Example
U12: Skill Intro: Passing in Pairs
U12: Skill Training: Receiving and Releasing
U12: Skill Training: Short Passing
U12: Skill Game: Four Goal Small-Sided Game
What We Will Cover
PDF Checklist: Keep Your Sessions on Track S.U.C.C.E.S.S
What Worked and What Didn't?
Quiz 8: Feedback, Evaluation & Planning
Bonus Lesson #1: Components of the Game & The Practice Spectrum
Bonus Lesson #2: Perception, Decision Making and Execution In Action
Bonus Quiz: Components of the Game, The Practice Spectrum & PDE
We've packed the course with practical plans you can take away and use immediately. Plus, you'll be invited to join our supportive online community.
We've put a whole library of PDF practices together, many of which are demonstrated with real players in the course videos. Plus, we've put together a framework for assembling these practices into great sessions, customised for your players.
The PDP Slack Community is an online for all PDP Members to share ideas, ask questions and learn from each other. The PDP Coaching Team are also on the community every week giving direct support to coaches.
We have included systems in the course for making sure you're on track with your preparation, session set up, player safety, evaluation, and much more. You will have access to a collection of downloadable PDFs you can take to training.
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You can refer back to key lessons anytime to sharpen your knowledge.
After purchasing the course, you have unlimited access for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
We believe in our course! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
No! We have designed this course for those who are new to coaching soccer. This course is great for volunteer parents, first time coaches, and for coaches who may have some experience, but are looking to build a solid foundation of knowledge and get some great tips and resources they can put into action right way.
You will receive a certificate of completion which you can add to your soccer coaching resume. You will be able to confidently coach your players and create an environment they will love. Every week you will be helping your players fall in love with the game.
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