Coach Parker's Soccer Class Page
-accompanies Frostburg State PHEC 366, Theory of Soccer [Coaching]

Course Outline and Resources:

I. Introduction to the Course/A “Philosophy” of Coaching
- Syllabus for the course:  Syllabus as a pdf file
- Recommended books are available at and
- Article on how to write Mission Statements

II. Defining Success/Qualities of the Successful Coach

III. Creating a Positive Team Environment/Gender Differences

IV. Mental Toughness/ Sports Psychology/Ethics in Coaching

V.  Care & Prevention of Injury/Soccer Fitness

VI. What is Soccer?/Organizing and Running a Practice Session

VII. Laws of the Game/Sample Soccer Issues/Evaluating your Team

VIII. Technical Session Outline Examples

IX: Student Coaching Sessions

X: Individual Soccer Projects

Weekly Assignments/Announcements:

Soccer Class for Spring 2019 will begin on
Tuesday, Jan 29th at 12:30 in PE Room 102.

Some Useful Soccer Sites:
Jeff Pill's Drills
United Soccer Coaches
USYSA Coaching
there are many many others!

Where to Watch Soccer on TV and On-Line:
 Live Soccer TV
NBC Live Extra

Brian Parker
FSU Women's Soccer Coach
Frostburg, MD 21532  USA
Office: 301-687-4356
bparker at

Past Weekly Assignments/Questions:
(always e-mail bparker at with "soccer class" in the subject BEFORE the start of class for credit)