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Soccer Rules and Coaching Manuals

updated as of: 3/19/19
First Touch Academy:  Rules and Coach's Manual
U6 Age Group: Rules Coach's Manual
U8 Age Group: Rules  Coach's Manual
U10 Age Group: Rules Coach's Manual
U12 Age Group: Rules  Coach's Manual
U14 Age Group: Rules  |  Coach's Manual
16U Age Group: Rules  |  Coach's Manual

Nuggets of Wisdom

“We should measure success in coaching by how long it takes the player to no longer need his coach.”
- Greg Ryan, University of Michigan, coach

"Talking too much is a big danger for a coach. The words get lost in the wind."
- Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United Football Club, manager

“Over-coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player.”
- Dean Smith, University of North Carolina, former basketball coach

"Technique becomes a skill when you perform it under pressure"
- Peter Broadly, Executive Director, FC Carolina Alliance

“Once they cross that line, it’s their game. It’s not about us as coaches; it’s about them being able to make decisions.”
- Jay Hoffman, US Youth Soccer Region I ODP Boys, former head coach

“If a coach is constantly talking or yelling at players during the game, it prevents your players from thinking for themselves.”
- Steve Sampson, former Men’s National Team Coach, June 1998

“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.”
- Confucius, Chinese philosopher

Coach Training

National F License

The “F” license is a 2-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players.

Jeff McDermott
LWAA Soccer Commissioner

Ashley Phillips
LWAA Assistant Soccer Commissioner

They all can be reached via email:  [email protected]


Lake Wylie Athletic Association
President - Chris Touchstone, PO BOX 5299
Lake Wylie, South Carolina 29710

Email: [email protected]

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