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New U10, U12 Coaching Modules Expand Resources Available to Washington Coaches

In August, Washington Youth Soccer's Technical Department staff were joined by 30 players from Seattle United at Stafire Sports in Tukwila to film brand-new videos highlighting the curriculum taught in the state's U10 and U12 Online Coaching Modules — and PlayOn! was on the scene!

Elite Player Development program staff coaches, David Griffiths, and Heidi Dettmer, provided the on-camera coaching, running the U10 and U12 players on hand through a series of age appropriate exercises to highlight the lessons taught in the state's all-new downloadable U10 and U12 Online Coaching Modules.

In adding the U10 and U12 modules to the already-existing U6 and U8 modules available through the Technical Zone at, the state now provides a full set of age-appropriate curriculum for recreational and new competitive coaches.

"The Technical Department's goal is to provide our state's coaches with the best possible resources to aid in their development," says Gary White, Washington Youth Soccer's Technical Director. "The videos and coaching modules fit perfectly with our Long-Term Development Plan, and help bring U.S. Soccer's national mission to a local level."

Technical Department staff worked with the Seattle United players over a period of two days on Aug. 16-17, with boys filming in the morning and girls in the afternoon. White says that the players did a terrific job of executing the modules, which will provide coaches with a real-world video aid to supplement the actual coaching module curriculum, downloadable as a PDF on the Washington Youth Soccer Technical Zone web page.

"Coaches can now watch the videos to gain an understanding of what the session could look like, then download the actual curriculum and take it to the field with them to run their training session," White says. "We're doing all that we can to keep providing resources for coaches, in this case those who could benefit from an age-appropriate, easy-to-follow curriculum that has already been planned out for them."

To watch the videos or learn more about Washington Youth Soccer's online coaching modules for U6, U8, U10 and U12 coaches, visit the Technical Zone at

To view more pictures, see our Facebook album with pictures from the video shoot!

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