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United Soccer Alliance of Indiana

Rec Academy

Recreation Coach Weekly Lesson Plans

USA of Indiana’s “Rec Mentor Matches” when professional coaches mentor players and coaches during a rec game.Mentor

Rec Academy Infomation

Tutorial Videos For All Rec Coaches

3v3 Format of Play (U5 and U6 Coaches)
4v4 Format of Play (U7 and U8 Coaches)
6v6 Format of Play (U9 and U10 Coaches)
8v8 Format of Play (U11 and U12 Coaches):


USA of Indiana Rec Lesson Plans

Rec coaches will print and run the following training plans on this schedule.

USA of Indiana Fun Five Series 
(Print and Play Lesson Plans)

Click here for U5/U6 activities link

Click here for U7/U8 activities link

Click here for U10 activities link

All U10 and U12 coaches: how to do Mentor Matches for first game USAI Video

Lesson Plans

Tots Fours Training Sessions 7 sessions for Tots coach

Tots Manual with lesson plans
All coaches watch this short USAI video Overview of lesson plans and week 1 agility, coordination and balance


Training Videos:

Striking The Ball (Warm Up)
Striking The Ball (First Activity)
Striking The Ball (First Activity variation)
Striking The Ball (Second Activity)
Striking The Ball (Third Activity)
Striking The Ball (Final 4v4 Game)

Body Part game (:45 video)

Young Dribbling game Activity two Red Light Green Light
Young Dribbling game Boss of the Balls video k
Young Ball Retrieval Game video

U5-U6 Rec Academy Lesson Plans:

Week 1 – ABC: U6   Ball games
Week 2 – Dribble Head Up: U6  Red Light Green Light game
Week 3 – Striking The Ball: U6
Week 4 – Uh-Oh: U6
Week 5 – Push Pass: U6
Week 6 – Teammate

Academy 5-6 

U7 and U8 Rec Academy Lesson Plans:

 Week 1 Dribble the Ball: U8
Week 2 – Dribble Opponent: U8

Week 3 – Teammate Passing: U8
Week 4 – They Have The Ball: U8
Week 5 – Finishing Or Striking Ball: U8
Week 6 – Small Group Play: U8
Academy 7-8 

U9 and U10 Rec Academy Lesson Plans:

Week 1 – Heads Up Dribbling: U10
Week 2 – Opponent Dribbling: U10
Week 3 – Teammate Passing: U10
Week 4 – Win The Ball Back: U10
Week 5 – Finishing: U10
Week 6 – Small Group Play: U10

U11 and U12 Rec Academy Lesson Plans:

Week 1 – Heads Up Dribbling: U12
Week 2 – Opponent Dribbling: U12
Week 3 – We Have The Ball: U12  
Week 4 – They Have The Ball: U12
Week 5 – Finishing: U12
Week 6 – Small Group Play: U12

U13-U19 Rec Plus Academy Lesson Plans

Week 1 – Dribble-Possession: U14
Week 2 – Passing With Purpose: U14
Week 3 – We Have The Ball: U14
Week 4 – They Have The Ball: U14
Week 5 – Finishing: U14
Week 6 – Small Group Play: U14 


Tots Lesson Plans

Tots U4 Training Sessions - 7 unique training sessions for the Tots coach.
Tots 2
Tots 3
Tots 4
Tots 5
Tots 6
Tots 7


U5 & U6 Lesson Plans

Principles of play

Principles of U5 & U6′s Part I

Principles of U5 & U6′s Part II

Lesson Plans (6 week program)

Session 1 - Balance

Session 2 – Coordination

Session 3 – Dribbling with the Head Up

Session 4 – Dribbling to Get Away

Session 5 – Dribbling in a Crowd

Session 6 – Striking a Ball

 

U7 & U8 Lesson Plans

Principles of play

Principles of U7 & U8′s

Lesson Plans (6 week program)

Session 1 – Dribbling to Keep Possession

Session 2 – Passing

Session 3 –  Cooperative Passing

Session 4 – Making Connections

Session 5 – Striking a Ball

Session 6 – Receiving the Ball


U10 Lesson Plans

Principles of play & Lesson Plans

U10 Principles & Lesson Plans (6 week program)


U12 Lesson Plans

U12 Principles & Lesson Plans (6 week program)