Economical Training:
Utilizing Your Training Time!

With the limited amount of quality training time available with our teams in comparison to the rest of the soccer world, we must be creative with how we structure our sessions in order for us to assist in the continued development and growth of our Washington Youth Soccer players.


Economical Training has been stated by U.S. Soccer as the inclusion of more than one of the four components of the game into the same activities within a training session.

An example of an uneconomical practice would be running for a whole practice. Fitness might be improved (though injuries increased); however, players would not improve tactically or technically. On the contrary, an economical activity such as "ball tag" would include the manipulation of the ball (technical work); turning, stopping, and running (physical); decision-making (tactical); and, if the coach sets the environment for success, confidence-building (psychological). With the little time we spend with players, economical training is a must.

Get started today! Read "Economical Training Drills" for some good examples of Economical Training Sessions.

Coaching Calendar
  • June
    "D" License
    18 - Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association

    "E" Certificate
    17 - North Shore Youth Soccer Association
    18 - North Shore Youth Soccer Association
    18 - North County Youth Soccer Association
    18 - Columbia Youth Soccer Association
    18 - Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association
    25 - Wenatchee Valley Youth Soccer Association

    "E" Certificate in Spanish
    - Vancouver & Marysville

    U6 Coaching Certificate/ Module
    15 - Tacoma - Pierce County Junior Soccer Association
    26 - North County Youth Soccer Association

    U8 Coaching Certificate/ Module
    16-17 - Tacoma - Pierce County Junior Soccer Association
    26 - North County Youth Soccer Association

    U10 Coaching Certificate/ Module
    26 - North County Youth Soccer Association
  • July
    "D" License
    9 - Wenatchee Valley Youth Soccer Association
    9 - North County Youth Soccer Association
    16 - Tacoma - Pierce County Junior Soccer Association
    23 - Columbia Youth Soccer Association

    "D" License In Spanish
    - Tukwila

    "E" Certificate
    16 - Mount Rainier Youth Soccer Association
Additional Resources

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