BAYS Coaches - Practice Plans

One of the key things to a successful practice is planning.  Consider the following structure as you plan your practice:

  • Technical warm-up
  • Small-sided game that reinforces the skill being taught
  • Scrimmage / game 

The following links provide a wealth of information and ideas for structuring practices.  In addition, the Mass Youth Soccer Association has an entire season of practice plans you can follow that are age group specific. 

  • US Soccer Coaching Curriculum -- go here
  • US Youth Soccer Player Development Model: - go here
  • US Youth Soccer coaches manual - go here
  • U8 teams (also good for U9) - go here 
  • U10 teams - go here 
  • U12 teams - go here 
  • U14-U18 teams - go here 
  • Goalkeeper training - go here
  • Ball skills demos - go here
  • Various other training ideas - go here
  • UEFA Training Ground - go here

Training Support Options

Newton Youth Soccer has a few options to give you additional support to coach your team.

Have a Professional Coach Train Your Team

In addition to the practice plans above, NYS coaches can have a professional coach lead your team through a practice.  This is a great way for the NYS coach to observe and learn how a professional would run a practice session.  You can use the session to focus on anything you want, perhaps something you see the team needs to improve on, but are struggling to communicate and show how.  This is not a drop off session, coaches should participate like a normal practice.

Each BAYS team is allowed to sign up for two 75 minute training sessions with a MPS coach.  These sessions will take place at Albemarle Field E (near tennis courts). If you want the MPS coach to work on something in particular, please include it in the "What to work on" section.  We have allocated capacity for 2 sessions per season per team.  Once we have the initial requests, there is the possibility that you can sign up for more.  

To see available times and sign your team up use the online form that will be emailed to all coaches after coaches' meeting.

CATZCoach Online Training Program

Coaches can sign up for the CATZCoach online training and team management program.  This program will give you a complete season worth of practice plans, by age group, that you can see being coached on video and then replicate on the field.  To see a demonstration of the program, please go to  Click on the Login box and use the username “demo2” and the password “password”.   To sign up for the program, click on the Sign Up box. Make sure to get a coupon code from your age group coordinator so there will be no charge for you. 

 If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail at or call me at (781) 449-2289.

Coaches Announcements

Nov 09, 2015

Winter Futsal - SIGN UP SOON

NYS Community,

Spaces are running out fast for the NYS Winter Futsal program. Sign up soon to avoid delay.

More information can be found HERE.


Oct 12, 2015

Coach Development Session

Head Coaches,


Spaces still available for the 1st installment of the Coach Development Series. 


Session 1 focuses on 'Finishing in and around the area' and is open to all U9-U14 BAYS and IM coaches. The session takes place on October 21st, 6:30-7:45 @ Forte Field!


Sign up here


Aug 02, 2015

Fall Update


Reminder:  No Late Fee for 1st Grade Soccer!

2nd Reminder:  There are still a few slots left for IM Skills for 3rd grade and 4/5/6.   It's $50.  3rd grade meets Wednesdays at 4-5:15 at Forte and 4/5/6 is at Ablemarle at 4-5:15.  Click on "My Account" to register.  It's only $50.

Here's the Schedule:

Monday -- 1st Grade -- Forte
Tuesday -- 2nd Grade -- Forte
Wednesday -- 3rd Grade -- Forte
Thursday 4/5/6 -- Albemarle D field area