COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Coaching Academy soccer is a fantastic opportunity to help us make a huge difference in the youth of our community. Whether you have playing or coaching experience or not, if you want to coach, we want to have you!

 

Once the season begins, you will need to plan one practice on one weekday and coach two 30-minute games on Sunday afternoon. For practices, we will aid you in any way possible, including offering the experience of our Academy Director as well as our Director of Coaching. Then can help you to plan and execute practices.  For U7/U8 teams, practice should be 1-1.25 hours in duration.  For U9/U10, practice should be 75-90 minutes long.  And for U11/U12 teams, practice should last around 1.5 hours.  Just remember, try and avoid the three dreaded L's: No LAPS, No Lines, No Lectures!

 

For games, coaches need to continue to be positive role models, and try and reinforce the skills that were worked on during the week at practice and Academy Skills training.  Positivity and energy are the top priorities!

We will have an Academy coaching clinic at the start of each season to train new coaches. Click here to see when the Coaching Clinic will be conducted.

 

If you are interested in coaching, please check the appopriate box when you register your child and we will contact you. Please indicate your preferred practice days as well; we make every attempt to accommodate the requests of our coaches. If you do not have a child that will be registering for Academy, please contact the Academy Director to indicate your interest in coaching one of our Academy teams. We’ll see you on the fields!

 

Responsibilities of the Coach

  • To know the rules of the game and to pass that knowledge on to young players.

  • To plan practice sessions, and to plan for the game (pre-game instructions, substitute system).

  • To support the Academy mission and support the goals of player development and fun.

  • To be on time for practices and games.  Early is on time, on time is late!

  • To welcome other coaches and parents.

  • To give players equal opportunity and equal time.

  • To listen to the players.

  • To encourage and be positive in correcting faults.

  • To be prepared to restrain, politely but firmly, over-enthusiastic parents.

  • To discuss player progress with parents.