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Seasonal Coach Info | Respect on the Field | Age Groups | Coach Resources (Manual, Offside Call, Drills, Team Sponsor Form)

 KYSC Coaches Corner

 


 

 


NEW COACHES: You will need to register for the KidSafe Program. Please click HERE to register online (through "Gotsoccer.com").

KYSC Volunteer Coaches - It is very important that you are registered for the "KIDS SAFE" program before the start of each season! Referees will be instructed to look for this at each team inspection before a game.

If you have not done so already, please go to GotSoccer Coach Profile login page. Click on > LOGIN under "Team & Team Officials" on the left side of the page, about half way down. From there you will enter your username and password under the INDIVIDUAL COACH area. If problems, click on Coach Account Lookup.

 


 Coaching Clinics



Coaching Clinics are offered before the start of the FALL and SPRING seasons. Registration for these clinics is coordinated through STYSA and can only be accessed online. The same GotSoccer UserID and password combination is used to register for these clinics AND to register as a KYSC coach for the KidSafe background check. New coaches logging in for the first time will be asked to create their own account.

Registration link click HERE. USSF coaching courses and clinics are free of charge to KYSC coaches. The cost of the training will initially be charged to your credit card at the time of registration. KYSC coaches, however, will be fully reimbursed upon successful completion of the course. You must also notify Gene Zaeff at vp-coaches@katyyouthsoccer.com that you are registered for the course.

The clinics are especially helpful to coaches wishing to become more familiar with the game of soccer and are seeking assistance in preparing practice plans. Also, coaches who are experienced players themselves will find the clinics very educational in learning how to make the transition from “playing” the game of soccer to “teaching” the game of soccer. Completion of a Youth Module is required within one year of your KYSC coaching start date.

The clinics are divided into two sessions consisting of classroom instruction (at Faith West Academy) and field work (at Katy Park). Successful completion of the course requires that BOTH the classroom instruction and the field session are completed. Costs will only be reimbursed by KYSC if both sessions are completed.

Topics covered in the clinic include the following:

  • Age-appropriate coaching philosophy
  • Rules of the Game
  • Team organization
  • Sample practice plans
  • Sample drills

You are encouraged to bring a soccer ball and water bottle to the field session. It is suggested that you bring a snack to eat between the classroom and field sessions. Come dressed to participate in the sample drills; shin guards are recommended.


STYSA bylaws require all coaches to complete a minimum coaching license (Youth Module) within one (1) year of beginning to coach. Failure to do so can result in being ineligible to continue coaching.


 


Coaches - Please do your best to make the games FUN for the players. If your team is dominating the game by more than 4 goals, possibly try some other strategies to make the game more enjoyable for both sides!


RESPECT On the Field!
Check out this YouTube video to see how NOT to behave on the sidelines.




 Team and Field Information by Age Groups

 

FIELD and GOAL dimensions may vary as KYSC implements the USSF guidelines for play

Age Group Formats for Games:

 

 


 Coach Resources

Below we've posted some helpful links that can hopefully assist you in your role as a KYSC volunteer coach. You have taken the first step in becoming an important figure in making a difference in a child's life; helping them to learn the game of soccer, having fun, and playing with good sportsmanship!

Want to learn more about the specifics of an "Offside" call? Then click here to see a great pictorial description. (The offside rule is mainly enforced in the U11 and higher division games, however, it is also expected that at the U10 level, players start to become familiar with it.)

 

Fall 2017 Coaches Manual (.pdf)

 

Looking for some different soccer drills to use at practices? Check out this link for some additional ideas. It covers U8 thru U14, with additional skill drills too.

 

Team Sponsor Form (.pdf or .doc)

Credit card payments NOW accepted for "Team Sponsor" fees.

Gender
Team (Coach's) Name
Age Division

Please print a copy of your PayPal receipt and give it to your team representative (Coach/Team Parent). They must attach this receipt to the Sponsor Form that is submitted when screen printing your logo on the back of the team's jerseys.

 

Coach Survey regarding the Katy Cup (for KYSC Coaches to fill out).



 
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