You might think annual plans are just for coaches at the top of the game – Olympic level or top 20 colleges. Not so, says Terry Liskevych, head coach of the USA women’s national team for three Olympics and also the head coach of three D1 collegiate programs.
“An annual plan is beneficial for coaches at all levels because it gives the entire team – coaches, players and parents – a clear picture of what will be emphasized at different points during the calendar year,” he says. “A 12-month plan keeps everybody organized and focused on doing their job, whether it’s team practices and film sessions or individual training.”
Here are annual plans for teams at the high school, college and international level that will give you a template for creating your own:
And here are the same plans in Excel spreadsheets so you can customize them for your team: