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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.

 

All KYSC Coaches' Meeting for Fall 2015 is scheduled for Monday, August 24th at the Cinco Ranch Library. U5-U8 will start at 6:00pm. U9-above will start at 7:30pm. Please note this is a change from what was originally on the calendar. Age commissioners will be contacting coaches with additional information about the meeting.

 


 Coaching Clinics


















ALL KYSC Coaches must complete a Youth Soccer Coach License course (Coaching Clinic) within the first year of coaching. You will learn important techniques for coaching youth soccer players, practice organization, communication with parents, and safety issues along with practice activities and basic soccer techniques. The course is free for KYSC coaches provided they register using an assigned voucher. Voucher numbers are available by contacting the KYSC VP-Coaches. Coaches from other clubs will be charged the applicable course fees.


Coaching Clinics for Fall 2015

To receive your Coaching Certification, please do the following:

IF YOU ARE A KYSC COACH, contact the KYSC Vice President - Coaches (vp-coaches@katyyouthsoccer.com) to request a voucher number. The voucher number is required at the time of registration so you will not be charged. Registering without a voucher number will result in you paying the cost of the course.

STEP 1:

Register online (and pay) for the age appropriate Certification Course.

Click here for U6/U8 module. Saturday, 8/29 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Click here for the U10/U12 module. Saturday, 8/29 from 9:00am - 12:00 noon

STEP 2:

Complete the Online Instruction course material. This MUST be done before attending the field session. You will be asked to create an account; there is no charge for this.

Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.stxsoccer.org/docs/Online%20Course%20Step-by-Step%20REVISED.pdf

STEP 3: Attend and complete the Field Session instruction scheduled for Saturday, August 29th at Katy Park. Classroom instruction is available ONLY online and MUST BE COMPLETED prior to attending the field session.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE FIELD SESSION: You will be participating in the soccer activities. Wear suitable clothes to participate. Soccer cleats and shin-guards are recommended. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN SOCCER BALL and water. Bug spray and sunscreen are advisable.

Questions? Email Gene Zaeff at vp-coaches@katyyouthsoccer.com


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.




 Game Information by Age Groups

 

 
AGE GROUPS
 
U5-U6
U7
U8
U9-U10
U11-U12
U13-U14
U15-U16
U17+

Ball size

3
3
3
4
4
5
5
5

Duration x4 (min)

8
10
12
Quarter Breaks
2
2
2
 

Duration x2 (min)

25
30
35
40
45
Half Time Break (min)
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5

Game Play Length (min)

32
40
48
50
60
70
80
90

Total Game Length (min)

41
49
57
55
65
75
85
95

 


 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 2015 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)
Coach Survey regarding the Katy Cup (for KYSC Coaches to fill out).



 
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