Session Plans


Haverhill Youth Soccer asks that all coaches use session plans provided by Mass Youth Soccer. These session plans are specifically designed to be age appropriate and utilize US Soccer's Grassroots methodology. Development coaches are asked to review the session plan for each particular week prior to attending their Coaches Clinic. In-Town and Travel coaches should select a session plan based on their analysis of each week's game. If you believe that your players need more or less of a challenge, feel free to try session plans in an older or younger grade group.


Resources

The following is a list of resources to help gain a better understanding of the Play, Practice, Play format.

If you have any questions about Play, Practice, Play, please contact the Director of Soccer Development.


Pre-School and Grade KG (6U)

Spring 2019


Grade 1 and Grade 2 (8U)

Spring 2019


Grade 3/4 (9U-10U)

Spring 2019

Attacking

Building Up in Own Half: Session 1, Session 2

Building Up in Opponent's Half: Session 1, Session 2

Scoring Goals: Session 1, Session 2

Defending

Preventing Build Up in Opponent's Half: Session 1, Session 2

Preventing Build Up in Own Half: Session 1, Session 2

Preventing Goals: Session 1, Session 2

Click here to download all Grade 3/4 session plans as a single PDF file.


Grade 5/6 (11U-12U)

Spring 2019

Attacking

Building Up in Own Half: Session 1, Session 2

Building Up in Opponent's Half: Session 1, Session 2

Scoring Goals: Session 1, Session 2

Defending

Preventing Build Up in Opponent's Half: Session 1, Session 2

Preventing Build Up in Own Half: Session 1, Session 2

Preventing Goals: Session 1, Session 2

Click here to download all Grade 5/6 session plans as a single PDF file.


Grade 7/8 (U13-U14)

Spring 2018

Attacking

Build Up in the Defensive Half: Session 1, Session 2

Build Up in the Attacking Half: Session 1, Session 2

Scoring Goals from: Central Areas, Wide Areas

Defending

Defending in the Attacking Third: Centrally, Wide Build Up

Defending in the Middle Third: Centrally, Wide Build Up

Prevent Scoring Chances: Centrally, Wide Build Up