Coaching Resources


Welcome to the Coaches Corner!  It is SAC’s goal to provide its coaches with the education and resources they will need to grow with its programs.

“Great Soccer Minds: Q & A With John Ellinger”
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Coaching Manuals


SAC‘s coaching manuals were created by it’s Director of Soccer Technical Operations to provide new or experienced coaches with age-appropriate activities and help them develop a full training session.
U8 Coaching Manual
U10 Coaching Manual
U12 Coaching Manual
U14 Coaching Manual

US Youth Soccer Manuals were created by the US Youth Soccer Coaching Department to provide age-specific practice activity guides. These guides will give coaches an idea of what should be covered throughout a season while highlighting activities that focus on development in a low-stress, fun-filled environment.
The Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual
How To Prepare a Training Session
Lesson Plans by Age Group


SAC Resources


Junior Academy (U6) Lesson Plans
SAC Player Development Model
SAC Player Job Descriptions
John Ellinger’s Favorite Practices With Three Teams

Coaching Education Lessons

Common Formations


US Youth Soccer Resources



American Safety & Health Institute Resources