Planning on coaching HYS this year?
Here is a collection of information to help you prepare to have a great season!
Vermont state background check renewal dates are coming up and are required for ALL coaches. Please log into your GotSoccer account and submit your renewal form as soon as possible!
Here are some additional coaching tips and resources for coaches of all levels.
From the perspective of one HYS coach
- Safety, Fun, Skills (in that order)
- Pitch Sheets can be helpful to keep track of player positions during games.
- Position Worksheets are not a bad idea to help identify lineups that work.
From the Vermont Soccer Association
- Check out the VSA Coaches Guide 2015
- Review the VSA Policies (Zero Tolerance, Lightning, Concussion, Conduct, etc.)
- Learn about RECOGNIZE to RECOVER, U.S. Soccer’s comprehensive player health and safety program aimed at promoting safe play and reducing injuries in soccer players of all ages.
From US Youth Soccer
- Download the Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual
- Read YOUTH SOCCER IN AMERICA – HOW DO WE MEASURE SUCCESS?
- Check out the Player Development Model
- Skills School – Technical Manual