Below you will find materials for coaches and parents to help their players learn the game and develop their skills. There are endless opportunities to learn about the game, whether that be in person, in print, or online. Find something that interests you, and start working. If you have questions or issues, you can contact the club's Technical Director Andrew Stephenson or any of our other experienced coaches for help.
Laws of the Game (LOTG)
The rules of soccer are known as the Laws of the Game. There are seventeen laws, and they can be accessed here
At LSC we use modified LOTG as prescribed by the United States Soccer Federation and the Indiana Soccer Association. The modified rules we will use can be downloaded here: Modified LOTG (8/22/2017)
For Fall 2018 our rec leagues will play using the Modified LOTG above except for our 13U division will play a 7v7 format on the 10U field (Field 4) due to the number of players we have registered.
LSC Coaches' HandbookLSC Coaches' HandbookLSC Coaches' Handbook Fall 2018 Supplement
Player Development Curricula
We are working to create a curriculum for each age group to help coaches and parents understand what to expect from players at each stage in their development. The curricula will also set milestones for each age group for skills players should be expected to master at each age. Our 6U curriculum is below. As we complete other age groups, we will post them as well.
6U Player Development Curriculum
These plans were provided by various organizations. They can be used as complete training sessions or just for ideas for specific games to play during training.
6U Training Plan 16U Training Plan 26U Training Plan 36U Training Plan 46U Training Plan 5
USSF 6U Training Plans
8U Training Plan 18U Training Plan 28U Training Plan 38U Training Plan 48U Training Plan 5
USSF 8U Training Plans
10U Training Plan 110U Training Plan 210U Training Plan 310U Training Plan 410U Training Plan 5
12U Training Plan 112U Training Plan 212U Training Plan 312U Training Plan 412U Training Plan 5
Warmups11+ Booklet11+ Quick Reference Cards
11+ PosterKids 11+ Booklet
Kids 11+ Poster
LSC Five Minute Drill Warmup
USSF Coaching CurriculumUSSF Player Development InitiativesUSSF System of Play GuideUSSF Backyard Games
LSC Basic Coaching Course Packet
USSF Digital Coaching CenterIndiana Soccer AssociationUnited Soccer Coaches (NSCAA)
Soccer U's Youtube ChannelCoerver Coaching's Youtube ChannelUnited Soccer Coaches' Youtube Channel
BooksSoccer Starts at Home
- Tom ByerSoccer IQ
- Dan BlankInverting the Pyramid
- Jonathan WilsonBrilliant Orange
- David Winner