Byte Size Coaching Curriculum

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Byte Size Coaching can give coaches the tools they need to succeed.

The Byte Size Coaching program is a customizable coaching website containing a balanced and progressive curriculum designed to benefit the players and coaches alike. It's a fact that because of time-challenges more than 80% of coaches have little or no formal soccer coach training.

Our initial target audience was for coaches of players from 6-years of age (or earlier) to 11-years of age. These programs are usually run by community soccer organizations as house leagues and rely on volunteer parent coaches, many of which are new to coaching and may not have played the game of soccer.

Over 60% of the children playing soccer in North America are under the age of 12. Paradoxically, over 75% of the coaches in North America coach this age group. How come? Small-sided programs are the basis of house league play and have one coach and an assistant or co-coach with squads of 6 - 8 players (as opposed to 11-a-side with squads of 14 plus players). As well, there is a high turnover of coaches in the younger age group. We believe that the Byte Size Coaching will begin to reduce that by making the coaching of soccer a more rewarding and fun experience for the coach as well as the player.

Note: SWYSA has purchased the rights for SWYSA Club Coaches to access this tool. Please visit the club web site you are registered through to review the login information and receive a password listed under coaching tools. If you have any questions, please email our office at

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