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This list is just a small summary of the many great soccer coach websites and blogs and twitter accounts that are around at the moment. If there are any of your own favorites that you feel should be on this list drop us an email with the link and we will add it to the list.
Soccer Coach Resources
Smedleyssoccersite : This is a great resource of drills and videos from coach Don Herlan who is based in New York state. The site also has excellent contributions from a wide range of other experienced coaches.
Soccer Xpert : Over 150 soccer drills for new and experienced coaches. Drills cover all aspects of the game for age bands from 5 upwards.
@ : A twitter account that collates lots of drills from the twittersphere. It can be a bit overwhelming for the inexperienced coach as drills aren’t categorized, however you will tend to always find a useful soccer drill or two within the daily postings.
Four Four Two : The football magazine has produced a very good online site packed with valuable coach education insights, big game stats and interviews.
The Coaching Family : The Coaching Family was founded in 2010 by Ben Trinder, with the help of a handful of coaches who met via social networking site,Twitter. Ben and Liam Donovan work together to run the @CoachingFamily Twitter account where coaches can share ideas, tips, advice and downloadable sessions.
FIFA 11+ Warm Up Programme : Developed by a group of international experts from FIFA’s Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC), the “11+” is a complete warm-up programme that aims to reduce the most common injuries of both male and female football players.
Zonal Marking : ZM has been going since 2010 and provides in-depth comment and discussion on tactics in modern football (soccer).
Share My Tactics : A simple to use tactics and formations site. Create your own formations or use the search bar to find tons of preloaded setups.
Coaching Soccer Conditioning : This is a membership site with lots of products you can buy however there is also lots of free drill information. Look for the categories and pick up drills on aerobic, power, speed, plyometrics and agility.
Positive Coaching Alliance : A national non-profit site which supports coaches to develop better athletes and better people through sport. Some good advice for the first-time coach on how best to engage with young players and soccer parents.
The Australian Scout : Although focused on Australian football (soccer), there are a number of good articles on analysis, formations and coach education.
Coaching Soccer Weekly ; A weekly podcast from coach Tom Mura. Each podacst is accompanied by excellent session notes, tips and advice.