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Coaches Curriculum & Website Resources

Academy & Thunder Pro-Coaching Staff:

Access to our Academy & Thunder DOC's is available to our GRP coaches for questions related to coaching and team practices.

Beny Sanchez - AZSC Academy Director U6 - U10, [email protected]
Lindsey Johnson - AZSC Thunder Girls DOC, [email protected]
Chris Meador - CSA Thunder Development Program Coach & Director, [email protected]

Click here For more information on the Pathway for Player Development within AZSC

Click here for information and to download the
Dicks Sporting Goods - Team Sports HQ Mobile App
A useful tool for team communications, updates and reminders!


GRP Coaching Education:

AZSC GRP Coaches Clinic
AZSC GRP Age Bracket Rules & Specs
AZSC - Fall 2016 Coach Training Clinic

GRP Coaches Weekly Curriculum - click here for NEW 2017-2018 Coach Practice Training Curriculum

GRP Introduction to Training
GRP Soccer Locker Program

NEW Coaches Training Clinic - Arizona Soccer Club is hosting Jacob Daniels, US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Region III technical director and Georgia Director of Coaching to present his Possession Soccer Symposium.

Dates:  Friday December 8 - Sunday December 10
Cost:  $50.00
Locations:  AZSC Office, Crossroads Park & South Valley Jr High
Register:  Click here to for more information and to register - Possession Soccer Coaching Clinic

Coach Homework - AZSC PRIDE Values & Leadership

Additional GRP Weekly Team Practice Activities:

GRP - Training Key for Diagrams
GRP - Movements w/Ball, Juggling, Gates
GRP - Movements w/Ball, Possession w/Ball Dribbling & Shielding
GRP - Coaching Goals for Recreational Level per Age Bracket

GRP Coaching Guidelines:

AZSC Guidelines for Coaching a Team Short on Players
AZSC Guidelines for Not Running Up the Game Score - Team Practices & Hydration – Key Hydration & Nutrition Tips for Competitive Sports


AYSA - Coaching Course


US Soccer is pleased to introduce the USSF National "F" License.  This is a two-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players.  The focus of this grassroots course is to share US Soccer's "Best Practices" in creating a fun, activity centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year-old players.
For more information and to complete this course, CLICK HERE

AZSC THUNDER Development Program

The AZSC Premier Program is designed for the GRP coach who is wanting to take his or her Grassroots Recreational team to the next level.
What is the next level?  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION - AZSC THUNDER Development Program or contact Chris Meador [email protected]

GRP Website Library, for Coaches and Parents:

US YOUTH SOCCER -  Age Group and Small-Sided Games Mandate from U.S. Soccer SEPT. 2015
US YOUTH SOCCER - US Youth Soccer statement on U.S. Soccer’s birth-year registration mandate
US YOUTH SOCCER - Small Sided Games A New Reality
US Youth Soccer Coaches Connection Training Activities US Youth Soccer - Fuel Magazine
US Youth Soccer Newsletters - Monthly Newsletters

Practice Drills, Nutrition & Coaching Articles

Coaches for U4 - U7 GRP Teams

Drills and online videos - Jon Gregory

Resources for U6+ GRP Teams

US Youth Soccer - Recreational Coaching Education 
Teaching Goals to Youth - STACK
Coach Training Website - Footy 4 Kid's
Youth Soccer Coach - Sharks & Minnows
Youth Soccer Coach - Breakaway
Youth Soccer Coach - Pinnie Ball
Youth Soccer Coach - Knights and the Castle
Youth Soccer Coach - Monkey in the Middle
David Clarke's - Goal Keeping Basics

Healthy Half Time Snack ideas - About Health
Goal Nation - NUTRITION TIPS: SHOULD YOU EAT BEFORE A GAME? – Key Hydration & Nutrition Tips for Competitive Sports

Coaches & Parents
The Sports Family Club - Ten Keys to Being a Good Coach
No coaching from parents during matches helps develop creative footballers?
US Youth Soccer - Four Ways Youth Parenting Can Help or Hurt a Child's Experience
US Youth Soccer - 3 Ways Parents can help their Athlete Handle Disappointment & Adversity 
US Youth Soccer - Avoid Trying to Coach Your Child After a Game
Kelly Gray Sports - The Great Debate - Development vs Winning
Johnson Soccer Club - Soccer Sideline Etiquette
Changing the Game Project - 3 Words Every Athlete Needs to Hear
Record Searchlight - Here's when you know your child has a great coach
Parenting Education - Free Copy: Changing the Game


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