Tips for Coaches

10 Apps for Soccer Coaches

By Dan Guttenplan, FUEL Soccer Managing Editor

Here is a collection of apps that might provide entertainment or information for soccer parents, coaches and players.

US Youth Soccer’s FUEL Soccer

This digital magazine is offered six times a year (March, April, May, September, October, November) through US Youth Soccer. The magazine offers articles about youth players who are now playing in college or professionally as well as US Youth Soccer competitions. Also check out tips on nutrition, training, videos, tutorials and more. FREE


Nike Soccer

Get the best gear first, train smarter, gain access to Nike events and play more soccer. Nike will notify you when pre-sales begin. Watch your feed for videos and other content from the Nike Academy to elevate your soccer game, with tips and drills from the world’s best. FREE


Major League Soccer

The official app of Major League Soccer keeps you connected with the latest news, highlights, scores, standings, and analysis. It provides live scores for every official MLS match, CONCACAF Champions League and many international matches, as well as highlight videos and clips during games. Matchcenter delivers real-time stats, highlights, and photos. FREE



Collect money for the team gift or the year-end pizza party; split up the costs of groceries, dinner or the hotel bill from an out of town tournament without all the hassle. This app takes the awkwardness out of asking people to pay up. Venmo links to your bank account or debit card and takes funds out or deposits them into your account. FREE



If you travel out of town to tournaments, this App will change your life. No need to find the local Costco or hit the grocery store when you arrive. Now you can do all of your shopping online and instacart sends out one of their personal shoppers to pick everything up and deliver it to your front door or hotel room. FREE



Can’t make it to one of your kid’s games? You can still keep up in real time with this app. A favorite of sports parents. Gamechanger provides live play-by-play, in-game alerts and recaps of your childs’s games. GameChanger provides simple – yet powerful – free scorekeeping tools, advanced statistics, live updates and team management solutions. FREE



This is an app that allows you to send group messages to your contacts across multiple platforms. Good if you are the coach or team mom. Great for reminding parents about practices, game times, etc. Allows you to communicate with anyone you want in the group you have set up. Simplifies group text messaging. FREE



Save money, save time and never pay full price for gas again with a community of 70 million users. GasBuddy helps you save $340 a year by telling you exactly where and when to buy gas, and more! Use the No. 1 car companion app today. Locate the gas stations with the lowest-priced gas — no matter the type — near you. Free


Soccer Coach

Soccer Coach is the definitive soccer coaching app, offering coaches the ability to manage every aspect of their teams. They can create coaching sessions utilizing the high quality animated practices that all have clear learning outcomes for players of all ages and abilities. Soccer Coach is packed full of team management features that will help coaches to perform every aspect of the role. Free


Tollsmart Toll Calculator

Ever wish Google Maps, WAZE or MapQuest displayed the cost of tolls along routes? Now used by over 100,000 drivers, Tollsmart is the only app that calculates toll costs across all tunnels, bridges and toll roads* in the US & Canada, factoring in discounts from all ETC (transponder) agencies such as E-ZPass, SunPass, TxTag, K-Tag, iPass and FasTrak. Free