Coaches Corner

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Dear Coaches,

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.

For the safety of our players, coaches need to have an active RMA (Risk Management Application) and must register with Washington Youth Soccer(WYS) here to have a national background check completed. In addition, you need to register with our club here. Coaches need to be registered with both Ballard Soccer and WYS to complete the required registartion process to be assigned to a team.

WYS offers coaching certification for all ages. For U5-U10 online training is available. 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.

Thank you and go enjoy your season,

Andrew Westmark
Club President

New Soccer Coach?
(really all coaches)

Coaches Meeting 2018
Click for 2018 agenda/minutes.

Know the Rules
Club, SYSA, WSYSA and FIFA rules
Laws of the Game

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.

Coaches Code of Conduct

Players Code of Conduct

Player Health and Safety
Emergency Action Plan

Bonzi Team Page (check your roster)
Sign in
You will initially need an invitation code to access the team page. If you did not receive this via email contact

Academy Training
Ballard is offering Academy Training to the U8-U12 teams this year as one of their weekly practices. The weekly curiculum is designed to be player centric. Academy Training Schedule
Seattle United is also offering an Academy Training that is for U8-12 on Fridays.

Licenses and Clinics Mod and E Licenses being offered now follow link to WSYSA

How practice fields are assigned
BYSC releases a Google Doc for coaches to sign up for practice times.

Visit the Schedules page.

Be a Role Model

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.