Coach's Information

  

Coach is the most critical volunteer position. A coach can make or break a child's desire to continue playing. You can make a friend for life! Make it fun for them! Remember the three L's - No Laps, No Lines and No Lectures!

NOTE: All Coaches have to perform a Background Check and take the Concussion Awareness Training prior to practicing! All approved coaches will receive an email with the information necessary to perform these actions!

Each coach receives access to weekly emailed age-appropriate practice plans via youthsoccer101.com.  If you don't have an assistant coach, we encourage you to ask one of the parents on your team for assistance.

US Youth Soccer Info for First-Time CoachesMany first-time coaches volunteer or are volunteered to do the job. WIth these coaching basics and this volunteer coach guide full of many resources from US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, you can create a fun, learning soccer environment for your players in training and in games.

BRSC Modified Rec Rules - This document will help take the the pressure off of you and the referee. BRSC recommends that you carry this document with you.

These guides offer many different practice activities for the Parent Coach:
 
US Soccer - Player Development Initiatives - This guide is a resource for parents, coaches and referees supporting the growth and improvement of grassroots soccer.
 
US Youth Soccer Ball Skills Manual - Will help you and the player find the basics of all ball skills.
 
US Youth Soccer Player Development Model - Provides general information on coaching methods, training tools and the elements of a healthy soccer environment.
 
Why Small Sided Games? - Document explains why playing small sided games is important to player development.
 
Small Sided Games ManualThe goal of both US Youth Soccer and U. S. Soccer is to improve the youth soccer experience. The outcome of that enriched soccer upbringing will be more players staying in the game and an overall improved standard of play.
 
Session Plan Template - Blank Practice session plan, always fill this out when preparing to run your training session.
 
How to Write a Training Session Plan - Use this document when writing a practice session.
 
Tips for fun and Effective Soccer Practice - This document will help you keep the practice session moving.
 
US Soccer Best Practices - A primary focus for the coach at the youth level, through the U-12 age group, is to provide an environment that comes close to simulating the “pickup” games of our youth. In this setting much of the creativity and personality of kids developed naturally, without the involvement of adults. Kids need to be allowed to play freely, develop their skills and use them in a creative manner.
 
Every pre-season Braden River Soccer Club runs FREE Soccer Clinics for both the experienced and inexperienced recreational soccer coaches... More details TBD!