Thanks so much for taking on this great role. The kids cannot play if we don't have people like you step forward to coach. This is a really fun gig and should be enjoyed. Most of us all have the ability to be good coaches so relax. We have tried to compile a set of resources for you in this section. We have links to the forms you need, info on equipment, instructions to set up your team webpage, and links to training resources. If you don't see what you need let us know and we will try to help.
Coaches need to have an active RMA (Risk Management Application). This should be part of your registration when you register to coach here. The RMA is submitted to the WA State Patrol and is for the safety of the players.
WSYSA.org offers coaching certification for all ages. We try to offer each year a chance for you to get your E Coaching license. These courses teach you how to run a practice and a team. We expect all coaches to get their E license for U11-18 coaching. For coaches of select teams they need to have at least their D license.
Thank you and go enjoy your season,
New Soccer Coach?
(really all coaches)
Coaches Meetings 2013
TBD, click for 2012 agenda/minutes
Player Health and Safety
Emergency Action Plan
Always searching for that next practice idea
Ballard is offering Academy Training to the U8-U12 teams this year as one of their weekly practices. The weekly ciriculum is designed to be player centric.
Seattle United is also offering an Academy Training that is for U8-11 on Fridays.
How practice fields are assigned
BYSC releases a Google Doc for U8+ coaches to sign up for practice times. Practice fields are not usually assigned for U6-U7 teams.
2012 Practice Schedule
We want to always be exhibiting the best sportsmanship. This includes all facets of the game from sharing practice space, to graceful winning and losing, to good stewardship of the fields and equipment. Do not talk ill of the other coaches, players or referees--all of whom your players probably already know.
WSYSA Code of Ethics
Please take the time to review this important document. It contains information that you are required to know and abide by as a youth soccer coach! Click here to read.