Coaches Corner

Planning on coaching HYS this year?

Here is a collection of information to help you prepare to have a great season!

The pre-season HYS Coaching Clinic is a great way to get prepared for the upcoming season. These clinics are always a huge success, check it out here!

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