DCG Soccer Club: Coaches Corner
Coaches should review the latest version of the ISL L3 Central Rules that govern U9+ teams.
Rostering a Guest Player
ISL Level 3 Central (U9+) has implemented a Guest Player Allowance as a tool for coaches to use to ensure they have enough players and/or substitutes at a game so that the game doesn't have to be rescheduled. Please use the ISL Level 3 Central Guest Player Form to submit a request.
All details of the program can be found in the Guest Player Allowance section of the ISL L3 Central Rules.
How to Reschedule a Game
If you need to reschedule a game or your game is postponed due to weather, please follow this procedure:
- If you are the home team, contact the Assignor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Director of Referees email@example.com) for additional dates. Please do this prior to the day of the canceled game if possible, so that a referee does not show up when a game will not take place.
- Check with the other coach about the best alternative date. Again, do this as soon as possible.
- Verify referees have been assigned and the other team can make the date.
- Notify ISL via the ISL Level 3 Central Game Reschedule Form.
For ISL L3 Central games it is the coach's responsibility to report scores via the Tourney Machine Schedule.
See the Scores and Standings section of the ISL L3 Central Rules for details.
Join DCG Soccer Club's Licensed Coaches
DCG Soccer Club's Director of Coaches, Nick Reggio (pictured in DCG Soccer Club red) completes his E license for coaching through Iowa Soccer.
We would love to have other coaches within the DCG Soccer Club take advantage of this opportunity, which is reimbursed by the Club.
Nick joins DCG Soccer Board members Tyler Lyon (President), Jared Koelling (VP), Shad England (Treasurer), and Dan James (Player Development) who all have similar levels of coaching licenses.
Changes for 2016
The US Soccer Player Development Initiative includes a number of changes for players, parents, coaches, and referees. Here are two resources that will be important for coaches to review
Training Materials - Part 1
Handout: Training 1
Training Materials - Part 2
Handout: Training 2
Training Materials - Part 3
Handout: Training 3
Coaching Resource - Soccerxpert.com
Need some new coaching ideas? How about some new drills? You can find new ideas at soccerxpert.com.
At soccerxpert.com you will find drills, skills, and tips for all levels of play, number of players, and available time. Information is short, informative, and easy to follow. Check it out for some fresh ideas for beginners to advanced soccer players and soccer coaches.
Coaching Clinic Materials
The following materials were covered at the Coaching Clinic. The materials include general information you can use as a new or experienced coach. There are plenty of ideas and activities for all levels of players and coaches.
- US Youth Soccer Practice Activities U6-U8
- US Youth Soccer Practice Activities U10
- US Youth Soccer Practice Activities U12
- The Skills Pyramid
Coaching Means Correcting
The Coaching Means Correcting article provides very good information on correcting players' mistakes - how to recognize and fix. Spend a few minutes reviewing it.
Coaches Hard Pass
Field Use Policy
City of Grimes Field Use Policy
Handout: Field Use Policy
Sports Complex Closure Policy
Handout: Sports Complex Closure Policy
Code of Conduct forms
Handout: Code of Conduct