WYSA Training by Grade

 Below we have provided the suggested session structure for time management and activity management as well as the expectation to use lesson plans by age group 

Click here to access the lesson plans.

Session Structure

5:00pm                 Coaches and players begin arriving at fields. Players who are early begin playing 3v3 games.

                               Coaches collect equipment for session and discuss any questions with DOC - John Bavota

5:15pm                 Session Officially Begins

5:20pm                 Coaches begin First Activity

5:30pm                 Coaches progress into Second Activity

5:40pm                 Coaches transition into Third Activity

5:50pm                 Players begin scrimmaging.

6:15pm                 End of session-Coaches and layers bring equipment back to field house for storage.


Fall 2018 Intown Practice Schedule

Pre-K: No Training by Grade, Training will be on the Saturday Sessions

Kinder: No Training by Grade, Training will be on the Saturday Sessions


Tuesday - 5:15 - 6:15pm

1st Grade


Wednesday- 5:15 - 6:15pm

3rd Grade


Thursday- 5:15 - 6:15pm

4th Grade


Friday- 5:15 - 6:15pm

2nd Grade

COED 3-5 & 6-9



Coaches will not need any equipment for Training by Grade sessions. We will use Pugg nets and the WYSA bank of cones and pennies for all sessions. Coaches/Players will be expected to collect the equipment and bring to the field house at the end of each session.

Field Space

Each Coach has been allocated at least 1/4 of a 7v7 field.


Coaches should allow at least 20minutes for their team to scrimmage at the end of each session. Dependent upon numbers, coaches should play 4v4 across ½ of a 6v6 field. Alternatively coaches can choose to use the pugg nets and finish with a four goal game.

Session Plans

Each coach should have a printed copy of the session plan with them at each session to reference. Coaches will run through the session plan with their own team.

Coaching Philosophy – No Laps, No Lines, No Lectures

Exercise, in any form should not be used as a punishment. Players will be asked to sit out for a short period for any misbehavior. Wherever possible all players should be involved in an activity. Lines should be kept to a maximum of 4, when there is 2 coaches WYSA recommends setting up another area for the activity, so players do not waste time sitting out.  (Don’t overload the players with information)