Here are fantastic resources for every coach to use for developing their players. These are designed to improve the skill level of players and teams and facilitate a love of the game in an age appropriate way.
AYSO Coaching Manual Portal
AYSO coaches can access the free AYSO Coaching Manual web portal to view AYSO player development content for all age groups.
AYSO Player Development Activities
Coaches can opt to subscribe to a Premium version that provides access to the complete TheCoachingManual library, drawing tools for designing training activities and sessions that can be shared with team families, and generate a season training plan.
Mojo Sport has a rich library of training videos especially designed for recreational coaches. These can be viewed on YouTube by Googling "Mojo soccer" or you can download the free, full-featured Mojo app that can generate session plans and share schedules and messages with team parents.
If you are a WSSL coach, when you download the Mojo app, select "AYSO Region 611 - WSSL" as the organization you are associated with. Users can opt to subscribe to Mojo+ which is designed for developing individual skills.
New York Red Bulls Resources
The Red Bulls Training Programs follow a researched and proven approach to player development. They operate a building block approach to Player Development. At a young age mastery of the ball is vital for a child's future development. Players follow a path focused on technique and skill development, as competency increases, tactical elements are introduced. Within each building block, an extensive curriculum is offered.
Coach Education Clinics
Each season, WSSL is committed to providing coaches with "feet on" training sessions with professional coaches. Sessions take place in an indoor gym on weekday evenings. See WSSL's Calendar for details. Clinics for coaches are offered by professional coaches in partnership with The New York Red Bulls.
WSSL's Head Coach Trainer recommends the following book for all WSSL coaches:
Developing Youth Soccer Players by Horst Wein (buy it on Amazon)