Soccer Coaching Made Easy: A Coach's Guide to Youth Player Development
by Tom Goodman, M. Ed. This excellent manual is full of age-appropriate training activities for U6, U8, U10 and U12 players.
For each age group, the following are covered:
Role of the coach
Age group player characteristics
What game components should be taught
What the training sessions should look like
Sample training sessions
As the former US Youth Soccer National Director of Coaching Education, Tom Goodman coordinated and facilitated coaching education in 55 state associations. He holds the USSF A License, the USSF National Youth License and is a USSF and US Youth Soccer National Instructor.