I have coached girls rec soccer for about 3 years. When I started I was clueless. I started preparing about 3 months before the season. I had never played soccer and knew very little about the game. I immersed myself in book after book and was searching online daily. I found drills and ways to prepare for practices and games. I found a plethora of information helping me to get ready to coach pre-teen girls. That is hard on its own.