NEW!! Practice Plans

Chris Uppington, Technical Director

Use these plans to teach your players proper technique and better skill development.  Don't be afraid to just stick to 3 or 4 basic plans (for an 8 or 10 year old) and always finish practice with a game.  Today, coaching development courses stress that  no one should ever use lines or to stand and pass a ball back and forth!  Is that a re-creation of the game?  NO.  For efficiency in the short periods of time we have to teach, every child should have a ball as much as possible, everyone should always be involved in the activity and be moving.  Ideally, you will start with simple, short instructions and with a buildup of 1v1 to 2v2 or 4v4 with a similar activity  at each session with no pressure to ball under pressure.  Please feel free to contact me at for assistance, advice and guidance.


Coaching Plans:

Week 1-3        Week 4-6        Week 7-9       Week 10-12        Week 13-15


Coaching Tools:

Drills/Games used by Int'l / EPL   .....  Part2

Arsenal Soccer Schools Practices


Drop-Out Factor  - Lou Mignone



Organizing a U9/10 Practice  U10 Cirriculum  

Running a U11/12 Practice  U11/12 Cirriculum


Chris Uppington recently attended the NSCAA Convention in Baltimore -

Here is his report...


iPhone App for "Soccer Ball Mastery"

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