Coaches Home


The goal of the South Dakota State Soccer Association is to foster the growth and development of each team and player and have players participate in healthy environments appropriate to their age and development.
SDSSA offers a range of courses suitable for the novice through experienced coach. Coaching education is one of the single most important factors in retaining players. With the proper tools, coaches can help make training session and matches fun for the kids. Our belief is this not only leads to improved soccer, but more importantly to player and coach retention.

For more information about resources and coaching education please follow the links on the menu to the left, or contact the SDSSA Technical Director, Jeremy Tosaya, at

Coaching Education Pathway in South Dakota

Coaching Pathway




US Youth Soccer releases latest coaching manual

Download How to Write a Training Session Plan [link]
Training Session Template [link]

FRISCO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2012) – The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department has introduced the latest coaching resource with How to Write a Training Session Plan. The manual will help guide coaches in conducting the most efficient and effective training sessions for their team and compliments previous US Youth Soccer coaching resources such as the Player Development Model, Vision document and Skills School technical manual.

“This resource on how to design a training session plan, coupled with the many other coaching resources from US Youth Soccer, will help any coach through a soccer season,” said US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, Sam Snow. “The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department resource center, coaching articles, lesson plans, DVD’s, books and documents such as the Player Development Model offer a wealth of ideas for appropriate soccer experiences. How to Write a Training Session Plan will help coaches organize that information into an effective session and season. This manual is useful to any coach, but especially those beginning their formal coaching education in the courses given by their US Youth Soccer State Association.”

How to Write a Training Session Plan is ideal for coaches of all age groups and abilities. Download How to Write a Training Session Plan below, as well as other useful resources from the US Youth Soccer Coaching Department.

How to Write a Training Session Plan [link]

Training Session Template [link]

Coaches Document Center [link]
Includes the Player Development Model, Vision Document, Skills School and Coaching Manual

Sample Training Sessions [link]

Coaches Section

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!?" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit