Do You Want To Be a Soccer Coach?
Coaching: Weekly Talks for U6-U10 boys/girls
Coaching: Weekly Talks for U11-19 boys/girls
Coaching Problems & Troubleshooting
Coaches and Field Use
DO YOU WANT TO COACH SOCCER?
If you are thinking of becoming a coach or are already coach please keep the following in mind:
- We are creating a new culture at SNSC from the top down. Let’s set a positive example as board members and coaches and this will trickle down into our parents and young soccer players. Realize that all coaches are signing our coach’s pledge to make ourselves, our player’s we coach and the game better.
- If you are coaching your daughter/son please read PCAs recommendations by clicking here.
- As a coach realize that the number one reason parents put their children in soccer (or sports in general) is to see them play. If you want to keep your parents happy let each child play their fair share.
- Have a parent meeting BEFORE the season starts. Introduce yourself and all parents to each other. Give them your expectations in writing. For a sample parent meeting click here. Realize that all parents are signing their parent pledge to make themselves better parents, their children better players and soccer a better game.
- Minimum playing time is half of the game, NO EXCEPTIONS & NO EXCUSES. Find a positive way to pull stronger players off the field and keep weaker players on the field without taking away from your team’s efforts.
- Coach our children to be winners by redefining winning. Click here to learn more about what it takes to “win” at soccer (and life).
- You have the opportunity to become the coach that you always wanted but maybe never had. Read books on coaching soccer, read books on being a better communicator, and find a coaching mentor. Find out more by clicking here and going to the PCA section of our website. In addition soccer specific activities are available to check out and/or download from our library.
- Teach your athletes to be Triple Impact Competitor, making themselves, their teammates and the game of soccer better.
- Make sure you, your parents and players know what R.O.O.T.S means. Remember, to create a culture in our club when things go bad on the soccer field we have to revert back to “this is the way we do things around here” and not lose respect for the rules, opponents, officials, teammates and most importantly ourselves.
At SNSC we want our coaches to have a love of the game. In addition to providing free coaching courses we will pay you to become a better coach. Sound too good to be true? Not really. By giving back to some of our most dedicated volunteers we are making an investment that will pay dividends in the future. Check out the chart below to see what kind rebate you will get taking a coach's course. All courses do have upfront costs that will be reimbursed (plus your rebate!) when a copy of your license and a receipt are sent to our treasurer. Please click on each course to find a coaching clinic near you as travel costs are not reimbursed.
*Any other courses must be pre-approved by the SNSC board for reimbursement and rebate(s). Please email a copy of your receipt AND coaching license to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for reimbursement.
Below we have compiled a large amount of information on a variety of coaching topics. Please have a parent meeting and have players/coaches sign a pledge before starting your season. Take a look at any of the topics below before, during or after the season. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have any questions on topics that are not listed below.
COACHING: WEEKLY TALKS FOR U6-10 BOYS/GIRLS
This is a series of talks meant to be given at the beginning of each week for ten consecutive weeks. These talks can be modified and condensed for younger children and should last no longer than 1 minute for U6 players, 2 minutes for U8 players and 3 minutes for U10 players. These talks will establish a culture with your coaches, parents, players, and our club.
COACHING: WEEKLY TALKS FOR U11-19 BOYS/GIRLS
This is a series of talks meant to be given at the beginning of each week for ten consecutive weeks. These talks should last no longer than 3 minutes. These talks will establish a culture with your coaches, parents, players, and our club.
COACHING PROBLEMS & TROUBLESHOOTING
Although we would love for only positive outcomes for everyone involved, we realize that at times individuals make individual decisions. When problems arise try to follow these basic rules:
- Facilitate a resolution rather than worsen the problem
- Directly approach the person (coach, parent, player, official) you are having a problem with at the appropriate time.
- Handle all issues with parents and players quickly to avoid larger problems in the future. Do not bring in other parents or coaches to gang up on a parent or child.
- The appropriate time to address another coach or an official is after the game (not during). A better approach is to wait until 24 hours later. If it is still bothering you 24 hours later talk to the coach or official directly (do not go above them).
- If you cannot resolve your differences with a coach, parent, or player contact your Age Group Coordinator (AGC).
- If you cannot resolve your differences with an official, file a Match Report.
Last season the SNSC coaches began playing a weekly "Coaches Game". The idea of the coaches game is to integrate what you have learned from coaching experiences with actual game experience. Many of us have not played the game of soccer before and this is a great opportunity to try soccer without any committment. This is a co-ed event and all ability levels are welcome. Once the season begins we will have a schedule of the coaches games posted on the website. Typically games re played on our fields on Saturday afternoons after the children are done playing. Hope to see many of you out there. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
All coaches must submit a coaching packet which includes the following information:
- Annual Online Registration
- Coaches Pledge
- Head shot taken for your coach’s pass
- Copy of valid California Driver’s License (ID Verification)
- Copy of Coaching License (All U7 or higher Head Coaches; second year assistant or Head Coaches) or Intent to Coach Form (New U6 Head Coaches and 1st year assistant coaches). U5/U6 and first year assistant coaches are not required to have a F license although it is strongly encouraged.
- Fingerprints processed by Capital Live Scan (New coaches only - no cost to you)
Coaches must register online to complete the Risk Management Disclosure Forms. The coach must collect the rest of the information above and email their coaching packet to the Club Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Head Coaches are not allowed to submit a team roster with player names.Please click here to register. Once you submit this online form you will receive a confirmation number. Please email this confirmation number to the SNSC Registrar at email@example.com.
If you need to order a coach shirt please click here.
COACHES AND FIELD USE
The fields permit is the legal document that gives us the rights to utilize fields in North Natomas. We acquired these fields by having a non-profit licence and paying for the use of these fields. If you find a conflict with another organization, please notify Bobby Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. SNSC has a cooperative agreement with NNLL (Little League). Click here to download the 2013 Fields Permit and you are free to keep a copy with your coaching materials or access via you tablet or smart phone if an issue should arise.