We provide a positive environment for all children in East Lyme and Salem, CT, looking to play and enjoy the game of soccer.

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The Skills Challenge Pyramid - designed by SCYSC Director of Coaching (David Newbery) in 2010 as a tool to support the technical development of players.  The pyramid framework and 50 training activities  provide players with demanding skill activities that can be attempted at home or with the coach at practice. 

How to Run a Practice - taken from the USSF "D" License Manual

Tactics and Technics - taken from both the USSF "E" and "D" Licenses manuals

Rob's Coaching Tips - Great tips from Rob Peitzsch. He holds a national "D" license and is one of our coaches in the ELSA program.

eteamz Soccer Tips - Free Sports Tips eNews. Drills broken down by category

Footy4Kids - Coaching, drills and practice plans for U6 and up

Jay Pill's Online Drills - Jay is the Director of Coaching for the New Hampshire Soccer Association. He has his national "A" license and is a National Staff Coach with US Soccer. He is also a FIFA Technical Assistant.

United Soccer Coaches - Resource Library: Formerly National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America.  A large library of online resources for coaching at all ages.

Coach's Advantage - Soccer Drills and Practice Plans: Sample Drill Sets for U6 to U14 and above.  Drill books available.

US Youth Soccer - Resources for Coaches:  Link to the coaches resource page and coaching education resources on the US Youth Soccer website

"Small Sided Games - Let the game be the teacher" by Paul Cooper (PDF) - Downloadable book with great set of small sided games.