ERIN MILLS SOCCER CLUB COACHES REFERENCE: Welcome

Wednesday, January 7
ERIN MILLS SOCCER CLUB COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

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Our coaches are charged with considerable responsibility as they develop the Club's players and teams into the finest soccer athletes they can be.
The Erin Mills Soccer Club is committed to providing the best support possible to our coaches.
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Coaches and other team officials are encouraged to visit and review this site and the following highlighted sites on a weekly basis.
Knowledge is power and these sites offer a wealth of knowledge specifically for you. Just click on each underlined name.
Be sure to share all relevant information with your players and player parents.
This front page is open to everyone so encourage players and parents to check here as well. Our home club is the Erin Mills Soccer Club .

We play in the Ontario Youth Soccer League , the South Region Soccer League , the Peel Halton Select Soccer League, the Ontario Women's Soccer League and the Ontario Soccer League (Mens) which are within the Peel Halton Soccer Association and governed by the Ontario Soccer Association and the Canadian Soccer Association .

Our teams play in the Ontario Indoor Soccer League , the Hangar Sports Youth Soccer League , and the Peel Halton Futsal League for the winter months.

Contact your Rep Director if any errors are detected or if you have any suggestions for site additions.

These are exciting times in Erin Mills. One only needs to walk into the clubhouse on any evening or weekend to see the magic of young players engrossed in playing the game.

We have transformed into a year-round soccer curriculum that offers personal growth opportunities from age 4 to age 20 and beyond.

Players and their coaches are developing lasting loyalties with the Erin Mills Soccer Club built on pride and success.

We must make sure that all of our actions build on those loyalties.

"What is the sense of boasting that soccer in this country has more registered players than hockey and that we have a superb system at the grassroots level, if we cannot get a league going or for that matter build a stadium in Toronto?'' -- Holger Osieck



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Handout: Welcome to Erin Mills

Tuesday, April 3
Possess the Ball - a New Philosophy - Craig Foster (Click on Here For the Full Story and Again For the Related Video)
Possess the ball - a new philosophy - Craig Foster   

One of the challenges facing this ...


Wednesday, November 1
OVERALL REP PERFORMANCE IN 2006 SUMMER PROGRAM

Refer to the attached Excel spreadsheet below.
Handout: CONSOLIDATED REP PERFORMANCE FINAL SUMMER 2006

Tuesday, August 15
APPLICATION FOR NEW REP COACHES FOR 2006-07

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The Erin Mills Soccer Club welcomes applications from coaches who are interested in serving in a Head Coach or Assistant Coaching role in our Competitve programs.
The appropriate documents can be downloaded here.


Handout: APPLICATION FOR NEW REP COACHES

Monday, June 26
PLAY SOCCER - OSA

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A new developing web site from the Ontario Soccer Association to serve players, parents and coaches.

Monday, April 3
RULE 4 - PLAYER EQUIPMENT 2006 CLARIFICATIONS

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Is there a rule?
Coaches are encouraged to review the Rule 4 clarifications within the attached handout with all players.
This will help you avoid unnecessary arguments with game officials and avoid disappointment among players who denied entry to the field.

Handout: RULE 4 - PLAYER EQUIPMENT 2006 CLARIFICATIONS

"FA" TRAINING CERTIFICATION FOR PARENTS, COACHES AND ADULTS IN SOCCER

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CLICK HERE FOR YOUR DIPLOMA
Click on here to earn your "diploma" as a participating adult in soccer. For parents, coaches, helpers.
Take the course and print your certificate.


REPORTING REFEREE QUALITY

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Attached is a new form that all carded coaches and managers are encouraged to use regularly to report on the quality of game officials in your 2005 competitions.

Be sure to report ALL quality and not just the bad stuff.

To be totally fair, perhaps referees should also be provided with the opportunity to report on our coaching behaviour. Perhaps they haave a form also...beware.

Handout: REFEREE QUALITY REPORT

SUPPORT YOUR MISSISSAUGA SPORTS COUNCIL

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SOCCER GOES EVEN MORE GLOBAL

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THE REFEREE'S ALPHABET

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Turn up the sound and listen carefully.
Click on the "ref" and experience his "song" about his job in the game. Part one and part two.
Poor, poor refs......


MINI SOCCER COACHING FOR OLDER PLAYERS

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Older players from the Rep Program are encouraged to serve as volunteer coaches in our mini-soccer program.

Participants gain fun, rewards and commitment for age appropriate boys and girls.

Please pass this along to your players and make the opportunity part of your next player group discussion.

Players interested should contact the Club Head Coach, or the Director for Mini Soccer for direction.


The Benefits of Coaching Mini Soccer at EMSC

A summer spent coaching Mini Soccer with the Erin Mills S.C. offers many rewards. It is an excellent way for high school soccer players to acquire a significant portion of their required community hours, while also giving something back to the sport. It can serve as a quality addition to a resume that potential employers will often take into consideration when looking to hire, and it allows the young coaches to learn some valuable life lessons along the way.

The time commitment is not too onerous (a couple of hours per week from late May to mid-August), but it can put a student well on the way to the 40 hours required to graduate.

Initially, the Club will make up the teams, and provide contact information for the coaches.

As coach, you then have to contact the parents of the players and let them know what team they are playing for, when their first practice/game is, and where (this is also a good opportunity to find out if there are any people with the team who can assist).

The Club posts maps, schedules, etc. on the EMSC website, so parents can be referred to the site to save on paperwork.

The Coach has to attend at the Clubhouse in advance of the first game to pickup and sign for the "kit" (one net, pegs, balls, uniforms, pump, first aid kit, and any paperwork).

It is a good idea to make sure that the balls are all properly inflated, and to use an indelible marker to label them (put the corresponding uniform number and team name/number on the ball) to avoid confusion and upset.

One of the advantages of Mini Soccer is that practices take place
immediately before the game, so it is a one-evening commitment each week.

Coaches should be sure to attend early for the first game of the season, as it takes extra time to get everyone organized, uniforms and balls handed out, answer questions, start to get to know names, put up the net (has to be done for each game), etc..

Having a Snack List ready to hand out on the first day is also a good idea, as snack time is the highlight of the evening for many of the kids !

Be sure to have a practice plan in place each week (buy a book, check
websites for drills, talk to your own coach, etc.), and keep in mind that these are little kids with short attention spans, so make it fun and with lots of variety.

For many, this is the most enjoyable time to coach - the kids are often new to the game and aren't yet focused on winning (there are no scores or standings kept), they are pure and unaffected, and parents do not yet have inflated expectations.

All-in-all a very beneficial and rewarding experience !


Sunday, October 23
ADP BASICS
ADP has different levels and seasons. Lets talk seasons first. There are actually three.

Season 1 - ...


EXHIBITION GAMES WITH OUTSIDE TEAMS

To further aggravate your lives, teams that play exhibition games with teams outside of our Peel Halton District are required to complete a travel or host permit and gain PHSA approval prior to the event.

Attached is the form for these exhibition games.

Whether you travel there or host a team from outside the district, the paperwork is required.

If you are hosting, the visiting team has to do the same with their own district.

If you are ever uncertain, be sure to ask. As always, there are fines that your team will be assessed by PHSA if you do not comply.

Frankly, there are enough teams around our own district to avoid the need for looking outside for exhibition competition.

But if you must........


Handout: TRAVEL PERMIT 2005 EXHIBITION GAMES

Monday, October 11
ALL EMSC VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE A POLICE CHECK COMPLETED

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This must be completed prior to adult registration.

There is no charge for VOLUNTEERS, using the supplied form with EMSC letterhead at top left.
Click on the Peel Police logo for more information.
Office hours are Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Sat from 10am-2pm.
Pick up your blank forms from the Clubhouse reception.
Processing time is up to 8 weeks.

Your police check is valid for 24 months from the date of issue.


THE COSTS OF BAD BEHAVIOUR

KEEPING YOUR REP DIRECTOR INFORMED

Friday, September 23
MOM'S SOCCER PROGRAM

WHY PLAY INDOOR SOCCER

Sunday, August 15
DEALING WITH OUT OF CONTROL BEHAVIOUR IN SPORT
(Courtesy of The Toronto Star - Friday Aug 13.04)

Program takes ugliness out of sport........

Out-of-control ...


SOME THOUGHTS FROM A PAST REP DIRECTOR
For the kids......

I first stepped into this role to fill a vacancy by Board appointment.

I ...


TEAM STAFF ON THE BENCH MUST BE CARDED TO THAT TEAM

From Brian Heslington (Registrar for PHSA):

OSA rules require a "team official" to be registered with each team for which she/he is a "team official." In order to be prepared for emergencies, a team should register extra "assistant coaches" and have at least one at each game. Or, consider registering the club "head coach" as an "assistant coach" to each team in EMSC as required.
It is very important to be registered with each team. If a person acts as a "team official" for a team with which she/he is not registered, that individual is not insured by the OSA. So, if there is an incident and a law suit results from that incident, the person will not be covered by the OSA's liability insurance.



2006 OSA MEMBER INSURANCE DETAILS

The Ontario Soccer Association Insurance Program

The Ontario Soccer Association offers general liability and accident insurance for all registered members. The Insurance Policy is only in effect when the Published Rules of The Association have been implemented and followed. Information about the program is included in the Insurance Handbook included below.

If you have been injured during a sanctioned soccer activity, you may be eligible for Insurance Coverage based on the program above. The Insurance Claim Form is attached below.

Finally, The Association, through its Insurance Company offers an Optional Insurance Package, available for purchase by any Club in membership through our Insurance Company. More information on each of these packages is available in the attached file.



WWW.SOCCERPARENT.COM

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A great on-line resource specifically designed for the education of the parent in soccer.
Inexpensive printed booklets also available for order in team quantities..










Thursday, February 19
ON THE SUBJECT OF CUTTING PLAYERS (PARENTS) FROM REP TEAMS
The following serves to clarify some issues that impact the Club's Human Rights Policy.


We recognize ...


RECRUITING INFORMATION

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Handout: US COLLEGE RECRUITING ADVICE

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12 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE ASSISTANT COACHES
Click on here for the full story.....

Peak Performance Update
April 2003

Jeff Janssen helps ...


ANNUAL CALL FOR STATEMENT OF TEAM ACCOUNTS

COACHES AND MANAGERS,

All 2006 operating teams are required to submit to the Rep Director a detailed statement of account that illustrates all income and all expenditures from Nov 1 2005 up to and including Oct 31 2006.

This financial statement should be presented to all members of your team that participated in the current year.
It is recommended that two parents from each team who are not active staff endorse your statements.

Include a note that explains the status of and intended use for any balance forwarding into the new season beginning Nov 1.

Please forward no later than Nov 12.

As a further note, in future, whenever there is a Head Coach change on a team, a statement of account must be forwarded to your Rep Director within one week of the change. Any financial issues relating to the departing coach are to be settled immediately.

Thanks for your urgent attention to this critical function of your small business.




Monday, September 22
REGISTER FOR COACHING CERTIFICATION

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Minimum Credentials
All Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches who intend to reside on the bench in 2006 must have Level 3 completed.
Naturally we encourage all assistant staff to maximize their training credentials whether on the bench or just assisting at practice.

Most of this fee is refundable from the Club after completion of one full summer season with an EMSC Rep team.

Coaches are not required to wait for an Erin Mills hosted event. A province wide schedule of approved courses is available on the OSA website. This list updates regularly.

Don't wait until deadlines approach. Pick a course that suits your schedule.

Click on the badge for the OSA schedule of training courses going on around the province.


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ONTARIO TEAM AND CLUB RANKING SYSTEM

Click on here to see how our U12 and older teams rank among the other teams in the province.

ERIN MILLS RANKS AS THE 4th BEST CLUB IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE IN ONTARIO IN 2006 TO DATE.

WELL DONE EAGLES !!


SUPPORT YOUR TORONTO LYNX

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OSA LIGHTNING POLICY

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Use the Flash to Bang method to monitor lightning for evacuation of the playing field to a safer environment. With this method the seconds are counted from the time a flash of lightning is seen until a clap of thunder is heard. When this number is 30 seconds or less, evacuation of the field should get under way. Lightning awareness should begin with the first flash of lightning seen or thunder clap heard.

Large enclosed structures (substantially constructed buildings) tend to be much safer than smaller or open structures. If the game is inside a stadium, encourage all players and coaches to go to the dressing rooms. If however, such a building is not available, fully enclosed vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses, vans, fully enclosed farm vehicles, etc. with the windows rolled up provide good shelter from lightning. Never stand under trees, in an open field or under an umbrella.

The game should not be restarted until 30 minutes after the last clasp of thunder was heard or the last flash of lightning was seen.




"If you can see it (lightning) flee it; if you can hear it (thunder) clear it."



ERIN MILLS MEN PLAYING IN THE ONTARIO SOCCER LEAGUE

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Be sure to keep up to date with the activities of our men's team which is active in the Ontario Soccer League. Click on here for up to date news.

ERIN MILLS PLAYING IN THE ONTARIO WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE

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Be sure to follow our Erin Mills club teams playing in the Ontario Women's Soccer league. U21 and Ladies teams.
Be sure to register and participate in the discussion forum through the OWSL site. Just click on here.


Sunday, April 20
USING OUR LOCAL RESOURCES WISELY
We have a number of coaches who make themselves available for private clinic instruction throughout the soccer ...

Wednesday, April 16
POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE

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A useful resource for coaches and parents.
Click on the banner for more information.


RESOURCE SITE FOR PLAYERS, COACHES AND PARENTS

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If you are new to soccer or simply need to brush up on some finer points of the sport, the U.S. Soccer Players Resource Center will provide you with the facts on how to begin, improve, and increase your knowledge of the game. Use the resources here to help you watch and play soccer better.


COACHES..........YOUR EVERY WORD----YOUR EVERY ACTION----YOUR EVERY DECISION IS FOR THE KIDS----NOTHING ELSE CAN BE AS IMPORTANT.....YOU BUILD DREAMS......THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES IN ERIN MILLS.....AND YOU ARE THE ONES THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.......MAKE A KID SMILE TODAY......


Sunday, October 23
WORKING WITH MORE THAN ONE TEAM IN AN AGE GROUP
ON THE TOPIC OF “B” TEAMS

Several years ago the Club membership approved the introduction of “B” teams, ...


WINNING OR DEVELOPING PLAYERS - A DISCUSSION

Attached is an interesting document that discusses the debate of winning vs developing.
Handout: WINNING OR DEVELOPING PLAYERS - A DISCUSSION

STANDARDIZED TESTING IS A REALITY IN ERIN MILLS

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The Coach's meeting on Nov 11 included a discussion and demonstration of the standard tests that are to be applied to all of our players through the Rep program and ultimately through the entire club.
These tests are designed to create personal improvement drive among players, help coaches realize the real player development throughout the year and to provide some objective data as part of the evaluation process in tryouts.
Attached is an Excel spreadsheet to record your data. Detailed explanations of each test are available from your Club Head Coach.
An on-line file will follow.

Handout: STANDARDIZED FITNESS PERFORMANCE TEST RECORD

Wednesday, November 13
VIDEO LIBRARY FOR COACHES

Coach Josef has over 50 soccer training videos plus a collection of training related books that you can borrow for home viewing with your staff, and where appropriate, your players.
There is a sign-out binder at the club house reception that includes a full list of the videos available.
You can sign a couple out for a one week period. You are required to leave a $20 cash deposit for EACH video borrowed.
If you have any comments about the videos (good or bad) send them to your Rep Director and he will start a video recommendations section.





NATIONAL SOCCER COACHES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Click on here for information about how you can become a member of NSCAC. Find out what benefits you will receive ...

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