Coaching Youth Soccer: Ages 7 to 9

Once your team has a sound foundation of basic skills, you can get into some real fun by adding more advanced techniques into the practice program. In this teaching course specifically developed for 7 to 9-year-old players, experienced youth soccer instructor Nick Harrison shows you how to improve your young athletes' dribbling, passing, receiving, ball control, and shooting skills. Featuring  60 easy-to-learn/easy-to-teach videos, every player in your program will benefit from the coaching tools provided in this course.

Use these instructional videos to facilitate a camp, individually train the youth or take a team to the next level!

1 Welcome
2 The Perfect Practice
3 Preparing for Practices
4 Delivering Practice Sessions
5 Coaching Tips
Week One: Dribbling Introduction
6 Week One: Introduction
7 Space Wars Drill
8 Follow the Leader Drill
9 Dribbling Drill
10 Last Man Standing Drill
11 No Pass-Backs Drill
Week Two: Dribbling Moves and Turns
12 Week Two: Introduction
13 Four Basic Dribbling Moves
14 Three Basic Dribbling Turns
15 Soda Fountain Drill
16 Crab Drill
17 Run the Gauntlet Drill
Week Three: Advanced Dribbling Skills
18 Week Three: Introduction
19 Wembley Drill
20 Rats and Rabbits Drill
21 1 v. 1 to Target
22 1 v. 1 to Many Goals
Week Four: Passing and Receiving Passes
23 Week Four: Introduction
24 Passing and Receiving Basics
25 Passing, Receiving and Moving
26 Passing and Receiving in Threes
27 Soccer Bowling Drill
28 Through-the-Legs Drill
29 Gate Ball Drill
30 Pass and Circle
31 Passing and Receiving in a Circle
Week Five: Intermediate Passing Skills
32 Week Five: Introduction
33 Ball-Striking Technique
34 Passing and Laying Up
35 Send 'Em In Drill
36 Six Box Drill
37 Two-Headed Monster Drill
38 Square-Out Drill
39 Dodgeball
Week Six: Ball Control and Possession
40 Week Six: Introduction
41 Basic Control Techniques
42 Cushion Control
43 Wolf and Piglets Drill
44 Egg-cellent Drill
45 First Touch Drill
46 Control Balls out of the Air
47 Driving Down the Freeway
48 Wedge Control
Week Seven: Advanced Possession Skills
49 Week Seven: Introduction
50 Triangular Touches Drill
51 Inside the Circle Drill
52 T-Junction Drill
53 Throw and Control Game
Week Eight: Shooting Introduction
54 Week Eight: Introduction
55 Coconut Shy Drill
56 Shooting-in-Threes Drill
57 Pinball Drill
58 Pirate Pete and Parrot Drill
59 Soccer Quidditch Drill
Week Nine: Advanced Shooting Skills
60 Week Nine: Introduction
61 Shooting using the Garbage Man
62 Shoot with Defensive Pressure
63 Alligator's Alley Drill
64 Sideline Soccer Drill
65 European Club Challenge

NickHarrison Nick Harrison Teach beginning players to learn and love the game

Nick Harrison coaches in the West Windsor-Plainsboro (N.J.) Youth Soccer Association and on the travel team level. Formerly a coach with Scunthorpe United and Liverpool University in England, and Hawaii Pacific University, Harrison is a talented and experienced coach, with an MS in Sport & Exercise Science and a NSCAA Premier Coaching License. He is also an AYSO Certified Licensed Instructor and a New Jersey Olympic Developmental Program evaluator.

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