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Practice Plans

BYSA endorses MYSA practice plans for our program, which focus on one individual skill or technique and repetitively offers the player a chance to practice it in various game like situations. The below practice plans are organized by player age groups and by training themes. Each practice plan is designed specifically to be age appropriate. Age groups are designated in even years (i.e. U6, U8, U10, etc.) but the sessions are also appropriate for the odd year preceding the age group listed (e.g. U6 practice plans are appropriate for U5 players). If you believe that your players need more or less challenge, feel free to try practice plans in an older or younger age group.


U6 Practice Plans

At the U6 age, coaches should focus on teaching players the rules of the game and some the basic skills in soccer such as dribble, turning and shooting.
Mass Youth Soccer U6 Practice Plans


U8 Practice Plans

In U8, our focus is on ball mastery as this is the foundation for all the future skills they will learn. Coaches should push their players to use all sides of both feet to be able to dribble, shoot, create space and control the ball. Passing and team play may be introduced as well.
Mass Youth Soccer U8 Practice Plans


U10 Practice Plans

With our U10 players, we continue to focus on the technical aspect of the game, increasing the speed and pressure our players are under, but start to introduce more tactical concepts to players such as moving without the ball, team defense and creating depth and width on the field.
Mass Youth Soccer U10 Practice Plans


U12 Practice Plans

In U12, our players should now have a solid understanding of the technical part of the game. Our focus now is on mastering the tactical part of the game and how they can contribute to the teams success.
Mass Youth Soccer U12 Practice Plans


For more practice plans, you can scroll down to the bottom of any page of an age group on the MYSA practice plan pages.

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