South Carolina United FC

Coaching Corner

Coaching Corner Welcome to

Welcome to the South Carolina United FC Coaching Corner.  We appreciate and applaud the loyalty and commitment our coaches demonstrate each week.

The purpose of the Coaching Corner is to improve each coach’s knowledge of the game and to educate all of our coaches on our common philosophy, foundation of curriculum, and ethical approach in all we do.  

Located on the SCUFC website, Coaching Corner is an on-line resource which provides our coaches with what we consider our best practices in developing youth soccer players. 


Clink the link for the Recreation League Rules: 



Recreational Game Score Reporting

We do not keep scores for any Recreational soccer games.

Recreational Referees

Only one referee will be assigned to any U8-U12 recreational match.   Additionally, please know we will not be assigning a referee to any U7 recreational match unless we have filled all U8 matches and above.  

As for the U7s, please understand that we want our coaches on the field at this age helping the players learn how to play the match and thus, if we do not have a referee available to cover any U7 match on Saturdays, we encourage the coaches to help teach the players the rules of the game by having coaches officiate the match on their respective ends of the field.  Please understand that our preference is to assign a certified referee to all U12 matches first, than all U11s, then all U10s, and then all U9s.  Once all U9 matches are filled, we will then proceed to assign either certified or non-certified referees to all U8 recreational matches. If and only if all U8 matches are assigned a referee, we will proceed to have a referee assigned to a U7 match.

U14 through U19 recreational matches will only have a center referee.




Age Specific Practice Games

Fun games and Best Practises aimed at age groups U4 all the way up to adults. 

Goalkeeper Drills

Goalkeeping 1v1 Game

Roundabout Drill Keepers v Field Players


U4 - U8 Games

Obstacle Course U4 - U8 session, working on passing, receiving and motor skills.

Fun with the parents U4 - U8 session incorporating help from parents, working on passing, receiving and motor skills.

Numbers Game U4 - Adult session, fun for all ages, dribbling and shooting game, incorporate passing at older ages.

The Great Escape U4 - U10 Dribbling and defending game.

Dot To Dot U4 - U8 Dribbling and passing game

Continuous Shooting U4 - U10 Shooting game 

Hungry Hippos U4 - U10 game, working on running with ball & close control. 

Gatecrashers U4 - U10 game, working on dribbling and running with the ball. Older ones can work in pairs & work at passing too. 

Bingo U4-U8 fun game working on dribbling and communication skills.

1v1 Shooting Races A fun shooting for kids of all ages, working on running with the ball, shooting, and defending.

Tiger Ball A fun dribbling and tackling game for ages U4 - U8

U9 to U19 Games  

4 Corners Shooting Game Dribbling and Shooting game, progressing to passing and decision making. 

1 v 1 Wars Fun battle game, working on dribbling, attacking, shooting and skills. 

Around the world Fun game incorporating dribbling, passing, receiving, and decision making. 

Team Wars Competitive fun game, working on team play, passing, dribbling, shooting and tactics.

Long Passing Square Longer passing drill for technique work on different types of passing and receiving

Rondos Passing and receiving drill that can be competitive and fun, great for all round enjoyment & competition

Horseshoes Fun competitive passing and receiving game

Passing and Receiving Fun competitive passing and receiving game

Combination Circle Circle work to improve passing and receiving skills. 

Long Passing and Shooting A technical drill to improve passing and shooting over various distances.

Passing Circle Technical drill to improve passing and receiving skills

18 Yard Box Game Attackers V Defenders game for competition, shooting, defending & fun

2v2 Defending A competitive session working on defending in pairs


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P.O. Box 2082
Columbia, SC 29202

Phone: 1-877-457-2832

Fax: 1-888-675-2704

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