This iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad compatible app is the quick and easy way for you to manage practice and game situations with video clips and animations for over 50 skills and activities. Turn chaotic practices into fun when you purchase Go Coach Soccer from Apple’s App Store by clicking on the Apple store icon to the right.
Get your players from the sidelines into practice activities and game situations quickly with Go Coach Soccer. From your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, Go Coach Soccer offers 19 video clips and 33 animations demonstrating 24 skills and 40 activities to organize your practice. The app's optional slow-motion video setting (requires OS 3.2 and newer) allows you to view every detail of the skills and drills being performed. The Favorites feature allows you to save skills, activities, and video clips in one central folder-a great tool for planning and organizing activities for your next practice. Supplemental coaching tips and advice, safety guidelines and checklists, and guidance on season and practice plans will help you manage team activities beyond the Xs and Os. Developed by leading coaching education provider American Sport Education Program (ASEP) and drawing content from ASEP’s Coaching Youth Soccer book, Go Coach Soccer is the authoritative app for any on-the-go coach.
The app’s Skills feature provides you with instant access to step-by-step instructions for executing a total of 24 skills for attacking, defending, and goalkeeping. Video clips and photos demonstrate proper player positioning and skill execution.
The app’s Activities feature offers instructions for implementing 30 practice activities for attackers, defenders, and goalkeepers. Explanations of the various activities are included along with modifications based on age group. Animations visually demonstrate player and ball movement.
The Advice feature addresses the off-field tasks coaches perform to make practices and games run smoothly. Age-specific advice provides guidance for developing season and practice plans for U6, U8, U10, and U12. Game-Day Advice provides a checklist of the things that you and your players need to do in preparation for the game, as well as guidelines for running the team during the game and for addressing the team after the game. Planning and preparation are keys to success, and Go Coach Soccer makes the tasks simple.
The Rules feature provides basic information on field markings and dimensions, ball size, goal size, and formations modified for U6, U8, U10, and U12. Also included are explanations of player positions and photos depicting officiating signals.
As a youth coach, you will likely be the first responder in the event of an injury or illness. Go Coach Soccer offers guidelines for developing an emergency action plan; treating sprains and strains using the PRICE method; and preventing, recognizing, and treating heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke.
Go Coach Soccer also offers tips for fostering good sportsmanship and creating a fun atmosphere for yourself and your players. In the app’s Coaching Young Athletes section, Teaching Tips introduces coaches to the IDEA method of coaching: the four steps necessary for teaching correct technique. Soccer No-Nos identify behaviors that are inappropriate and unsportsmanlike, while a commentary on discipline will help you identify what’s deserving of disciplinary action and how to administer it. You’ll also find 7 fun tips for building teamwork and accountability.
Go Coach Soccer will help turn chaos into productive practices and games! It is also just a small sampling of the coaching resources offered by the American Sport Education Program and Human Kinetics. Visit us online and discover our entire line-up of online coaching courses, books, and DVDs.
Practice and Season Plans
Summary of Rules
Preparing for Medical Situations
Tips for Coaching Young Athletes
Becoming a Better Coach
The primary audience is youth soccer coaches, especially those less experienced and first-time coaches, seeking advice on teaching key soccer skills and organizing practices. More experienced coaches will also find the app valuable—especially the drill section—as will parents of players wanting to assist their kids in practicing skills.
The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) is the leading provider of youth, high school, and elite-level sport education programs in the United States. Rooted in the philosophy of “Athletes first, winning second,” ASEP has educated more than 1.5 million coaches, officials, sport administrators, parents, and athletes. For 30 years, local, state, and national sport organizations have partnered with ASEP to lead the way in making sport a safe, successful, and enjoyable experience for all involved.