Last Updated: October 14, 2017

Background Checks...

All Twin County coaches submit to an extensive background check through New Jersey Youth Soccer and some, additionally, through US Club soccer in order to protect our children. 

Concussion Certifications & Injury Prevention...

All Twin County coaches have taken and passed a Concussion & Treatment Protocol Awareness course. Our US Club sanctioned teams have, in addition, completed the Sideline Docs Injury Treatment & Awareness. Injury prevention, recovery and concussion awareness are a concern for parent, player and coach. 


 

Concussion Information:

All coaches are required by the state to take a 15 minute online concussion awareness course. Everyone can complete and receive the concussion training certification here. This is a requirement for all trainers and coaches in New Jersey, by an act of the state legislature. The certification involves watching a short video, answering a few questions and printing out your certificate to submit to your club registrar and have with you at ALL GAMES.

The 2nd International Conference on Concussion in Sport created a “SCAT (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool) Card” for evaluating athletes with concussions. This extremely useful card summarizes all the important information about concussions for easy sideline evaluation and treatment. Download the SCAT here.

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Since its founding in 1941, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 6,000 soccer coaches each year.
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U.S. Soccer’s Digital Coaching Center (DCC), a state-of-the art online educational platform.
The DCC allows coaches to create a personal profile, register for courses,
communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, 
create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive
of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more.
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Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops better athletes, better people through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,500+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.
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The mission of the Changing the Game Project is to ensure that we return youth sports to our children, and put the ‘play’ back in ‘play ball.’  We want to provide the most influential adults in our children’s lives – their parents and coaches – with the information and resources they need to make sports a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children, and their whole family.  Parenting and coaching young athletes is an art, not a science, and the information you find here can help you navigate the maze of youth sports, and put a smile on your young athlete’s face, whether he or she is 6 or 16 years old.
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The Offside Rule Explained...
This is a great little graphic video that explains the Offside Rule.
Click
here to view.
 

 

The Soccer Field Explained...
This is a great little graphic video that explains the parts of the soccer pitch or field and some of the rules relating to the game. Click here to view.

 

SAMPLE SESSION PLANS FOR COACHES
UEFA Training Ground

One of the best and most comprehensive training site for coaches. It is also a great site

for players to view with numerous examples performed by players

http://www.uefa.com/trainingground/index.html

 

Soccer Drill Book 

Check out on the right of their Homepage (Soccer Drills, Conditioning & Game Time). Good videos.

http://www.soccerdrillbook.com/

 

Soccer Expert

Free to Download Drills (Novice to Expert level).

www.soccerxpert.com/soccerdrills/

 

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Their weekly PDF publication is a valuable resource for any youth coach.
 
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FREE ACCESS TO ALL 1000+ DRILLS  TOPIC & AGE-SPECIFIC SEARCH

Soccer Drills are fundamental to getting better at soccer.
Filming yourself and your teammates practicing soccer is the fastest and best way
to quickly improve your individual soccer skills and your entire soccer team's performance. 
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Safety Alert: Please read/watch this article and video...Soccer Goals A Real Danger For Kids

 Soccer goal tip-over accidents kill at least one child every year, and injure 200, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

Here at Twin County Soccer in Brick, NJ we know that if we all work together we can do our best to ensure that all children are safe playing the game they love.  Safety first.

 

On behalf of the Twin County Soccer Association, President Tom Bell and the entire Executive Board, we would like everyone to please take a moment to watch an important video and read the accompanying article from CBS News on the hazards of soccer goals and the importance of securing portable goals to prevent them from tipping over and injuring or killing a child.  Don't delay, please watch it now.