New Soccer Practice Plans Book for Youth Coaches – May 27, 2014

Book of Soccer Practice Plans for Youth Coaches

Former University of St. Thomas Soccer Coach and 2-time MIAC Coach of the Year Colleen Carey authors Soccer Book for Well Prepared Coach™ line

St. Paul, MN, May 27, 2014 — With her new book, Well Prepared Coach Youth Soccer Practice Plans ($29.95, ebook), Colleen Carey provides a complete season’s worth of practice plans for youth soccer coaches.  Targeting boys and girls’ coaches of U8, U10 and U12 teams, Carey’s book features over 90 diagrams of suggested activities that focus on age-appropriate fundamentals and field-tested activities that engage young soccer players.

“I remember starting out as a youth coach and thinking what a major difference I was going to make in these young players’ lives,” said Carey, “Then reality set in and the amount of time it took to put one practice plan together was overwhelming. I had a full time job and after a few practices, I just showed up hoping we would have a productive session. Needless to say, I failed my team and our season was tough.”

With an important lesson learned, Carey said, “I spent the next year putting together practice plans. This book is a result of putting together practice plans for the last 18 years.”

The step-by-step directions make it easy for coaches to use the book as a roadmap for the season.  With the planning completed, coaches don’t have to worry about what to do next at practices and can appreciate the time savings.

About Colleen Carey

Currently, Carey is Director of Coaching for the Eagan Wave Soccer Club where she is responsible for player and coach development for some 650 players and 45 coaches.  A Como Park, MN resident, she coached with the Minnesota State Olympic Development Program for the past 8 years and is on the Player Development Committee for the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association.

As a high school soccer star, she led the Anoka Tornadoes to victory in the 1990 Minnesota High School Prep Soccer Championship. She played college soccer and basketball at the College of St. Benedict and was a three-time All-Conference selection in both sports. She participated the NCAA Division III Final Four in each sport, and is a two-time Hall of Fame inductee at St. Benedict.

Her coaching career started as an assistant college coach at St. Benedict in 1994. In 1998, she was selected as the head coach for women’s soccer coach at the University of St. Thomas.  She was twice named “MIAC Coach of the Year” for her accomplishments.

About the Well Prepared Coach Line: 

Based in St. Paul, MN, the Well Prepared Coach provides youth practice plans for baseball, basketball, softball and now soccer.  A line of award certificates and coaching forms for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball and volleyball is also available

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Colleen is available for interviews.

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