Coaches Equipment Checklist

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: Coaching|Tags: , |

These are items I recommend you have with you or in your coach bag: Required (provided by league): Player registration forms (for emergency contact info) First Aid kit Game ball(s)** Lineup card** Coach ID (if applicable) ** Coach jersey** **Required for games only If you're missing any required items, please contact rca@ayso1455.org Important (provided by league): [...]

Printing Your Lineup Card

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: Coaching|Tags: , , |

A lineup card is a printout from Blue Sombrero that provides the referee a list of your eligible players. You must provide one to the referee every game. Refs have been instructed to not allow a game to be played without one. Print a stack at the beginning of the season and use a card stock [...]

The Importance of Juggling

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Fun, Player Development|Tags: , , , , |

Juggling in soccer is the act of using all parts of your body to keep bouncing the ball in the air. Learning to juggle at the 8u age can seem tedious for players, but it's a wonderful skill to incorporate into your practice and pregame warmup. It gets the players comfortable using multiple surfaces of their [...]

Pregame Huddle

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Fun, Player Development, Team Management|Tags: , , |

Every coach has a style of pep talk they prefer. Go with what works for you. Having tried many different varieties including analytical, intense, funny, etc. I can tell you it is very situational. At best I can offer some do's and don'ts. Don't: Introduce new concepts - That's a very stressful time to try to [...]

Game Time Coaching

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Player Development|Tags: , , , |

The biggest difference you already made for your team for this game was the lineup. Still, a coach can have a big (and positive) impact on the game provided they are doing the correct things. There other areas where you have influence: Pregame warmup Pregame review Providing on the field instruction The last bullet is the [...]