Coach Corner

A powerful opportunity to invest in kids’ lives

How to be a great coach and role model

YMCA Coach Handbook

Child Abuse Prevention Policy

YMCA Healthy Snack List

Coaching Your Own Child

Coaching in Blowout Games

Coaching in One-Win Seasons



Positive Coaching Videos

Apollo’s Post Game Interview

Little League World Series Post-Game Speech

Football Coach Pays It Forward

Our own Amy Guzman’s Y-USA Video


PlayerSpace Coach Guide



Practice Plans

U6-U8: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

U10-U12: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

US Youth Soccer – Small Sided Games

YMCA Coach Manuals: U6, U8, U10, U12, U14

YMCA Soccer Practice Plans

8v8 Team Shape Suggestions

US Youth Soccer Activities: U6-U8, U10, U12

Web Resource: Soccer Xpert


Age Appropriate Practice Plans

6-7, 8-9, 10-11 (1 and 2), 12-13 (1 and 2)

60 Fun Basketball Drills and Games

Youth Basketball Drills and Practice Plans

Basketball Coaching Resource Book

Gooroo – Free Mobile Coaching App with videos or drills and games lead by George Karl and Tara VanDerveer

Web Resources: Basketball Breakthrough, Coaches Clipboard, Swagbucks

25 Misunderstood Rules in High School Basketball



Practice Plans

YouTube Videos: Passing, Serving, and Setting

Web Resource: The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Web Resource: SportPlan Volleyball


Rules: T-ball, Modified t-ball, Coach Pitch

Age Appropriate Practice Plans

T-Ball: (1 and 2), Modified T-Ball

Coach Pitch: (1 and 2)

Little League Practice Plan: Coach Pitch

Baseball Line Up Card

T-Ball Drills

12 Things You Need to Know about Coaching T-Ball

T-Ball YouTube Videos: Throwing and Catching, Hitting & Load, Scoop and Fire

Flag Football

YouTube Video: Defense Drill-One on One Flag Pulling

Youtube Video: Handoff Drill

Youtube Video: Variety of Drills for All Ages

Web Resource: Various Flag Football Drills

Web Resource: Various Flag Football Drills w/ Videos

Web Resource: Drills List with Links

Sample Practice Plan w/ Diagrams