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U5 - U8 BCSA Practice Plan


The following plan was designed to accommodate a pool of players anywhere from 24 - 36 kids.  The 3 stations should easily be able to be set up and run, then modified as needed to challenge players as they get older.

Step 1:  Divide your player pool into 3 groups

Step 2:  Assign a coach or pair of coaches to each station.  If you don't have 2 coaches, grab a parent to help!

Step 3:  Run each station for approximately 20 minutes, rotating so kids visit all 3 stations at practice.

Step 4:  Have Fun!  Teach some soccer!

Week 1 & 2

Week 3 & 4

Week 5 & 6

Week 7 & 8


PA West Youth Playing Rules 2022 - 2023
Youth Playing Rules 2022-23


Fall 2024 - In-House (Rec) Coaching Guidelines
Coming Soon ...

US Club Soccer 
Youth Developmental Guide for Coaches



Coaching Handouts - Examples

U5 - U8 Beginning of Season Parent Handout:  Click HERE

Coaching Licenses

Coaching Licenses

All BCSA coaches MUST obtain a coaching license from U.S. Soccer for the age group they are working with.  Information describing the In-House or Travel license that you need to coach can be found here:  PA West Coach License Chart

BCSA reimburses the costs of these coaching courses.  When completed, please submit the certificate of completion to:  [email protected]

All online courses are offered through U.S. Soccer on their Digital Coaching Platform, which can be found here:  US Soccer Learning Center

PA West offers In-Person coaching courses throughout the year, at various locations. 
The date and location of these classes can be found here:  PA West In-Person Courses

Coaching FAQs

Risk Management - Coaching Clearances  

Volunteers must provide the following documentation to PA WEST:

  -State Police Criminal Record Check
  -PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  -if PA resident for at least the past 10 years…a complete and notarized Volunteer affidavit
  -if PA resident for less than the past 10 years…FBI Criminal Background Check (requires purchase of clearance)

Coaches MUST obtain AND upload these documents to their PA West account in order to coach.  Travel soccer coaching passes CANNOT be issued without these!

PA West's link to Risk Management:  PA West Risk Management

If you need Assistance or have questions, please contact the PA West Soccer State Office via email at [email protected] or by phone at 412-856-8011

Coaching Resources

Coaching Resources

PA West offers a variety of resources for coaches to learn from and use for training. 
Please visit  for more information.

Massachusetts Youth Soccer offers practice plans for coaches centered around the "Play, Practice, Play" methodology supported by BCSA.
Visit: https: Mass Youth Soccer - Practice Plans to browse, read, and gather ideas.

U.S. Soccer's Player Development Initiative 2016 
Player Development Initiative

What is Play - Practice - Play?
P-P-P Information

The 5 COMMON MISTAKES Volunteer coaches make when coaching soccer - PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE!
Common Coaching Mistakes Article

U9/10 Build Out Line Explanation
Build Out Line

PA West's B.I.N.S. Program

Contact Us

Butler County Soccer Association

318 Palmer Road 
Butler, Pennsylvania 16001

Email: [email protected]

Butler County Soccer Association

318 Palmer Road 
Butler, Pennsylvania 16001

Email: [email protected]
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