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Coaching Education

Coaches Training

As part of the JFC Coaching Education program, Dr. Stuart Currie and Dr. Ajit Korgaokar provide JFC coaches a presentation on US Soccer's new player development model called "Play-Practice-Play".

FIFA 11+ Warm-up Program

The “FIFA 11+ ” is a complete warm-up program to reduce injuries among male and female football players aged 14 years and older.

The program was developed by an international group of experts, and its effectiveness has been proven in a scientific study. Teams that performed the “FIFA 11+ ” at least twice a week had 30-50% fewer injured players.

The program should be performed, as a standard warm-up, at the start of each training session at least twice a week, and it takes around 20 minutes to complete. Prior to matches, only the running exercises (parts 1 and 3) should be performed.

For all exercises, correct performance is of great importance. Therefore, the coach should supervise the program and correct the players if necessary.

A complete video of all exercises: http://f-marc.com/11plus/exercises/

 

U.S. Soccer Best Practices

U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education Department has released a publication designed to give youth and junior level soccer coaches in the United States a set of fundamental tools to help open up the game of soccer to young players in ways that celebrate the sport's spontaneous qualities. The 70-page "Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States" coaching book serves as the sport's definitive player development guidelines

U.S. Soccer Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to improve development of players in the organized player base in the United States, concentrating on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating an environment that is fun for the players

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