Saline County Soccer Association: Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner 

The league does not schedule practices. The fields for practice are at a first come first serve basis. If the fields are crowded we ask that you only use half the field and let another team use the other half.  

The league does not provide trophies or medals.What seems to work well is to have pizza or special treats as a celebration for last game of season. 

Please see the Concession Stand link for how After Game Treats works best. Of course, you can always do something on your own.

The league does not provide any equipment cones, pinnies, goal keeper jersey or gloves etc.  If you do get cones, get them online from Amazon etc. Area stores want an outrageous amount for a handful of cones.  

All coaches are encouraged to get their USSF National 'F' Coaches license. Here is a link to the course:

https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses/available/

 

Required Background Check and Concussion Course for Coaches 

The state requires a background check and concussion course for coaches. At this time, we are only requiring the head coach to participate. The background check cost is $10 and is refundable as a key deposit. The concussion course is free. When you turn in your confirmations/receipts at team pick meeting or concession stand at your first game, you will be issued a key for the bathrooms. At the end of the season, we will collect your key and refund your $10. If you have a previously completed background check and concussion course on file, you can pay a $5 key deposit and it will be returned at season end.

IYSA Secure Background Check Link

Coaches Mandatory Concussion Course 

 

Training Links

Principles of Play 

Gregs Practice Activities  

Smedley's Soccer Site 

Washington Youth Soccer Practice Plans by Age Group - Video and Printable 

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Practice Plans by Age Group

Soccer Blue Prints Video Training Session - 1

Soccer Blue Prints Video Training Session - 2

Soccer Blue Prints Video Training Session - 3

Soccer Blue Prints Video Training Session - 4

Soccer Blue Prints Video Training Session - 5 

Soccer Blue Prints Video Training Session - 6 

Soccer Blue Prints Video Training Session - 7  

Soccer Pilot - Large Number of Animations by Topic

Red BullAcademy Technical Videos

Online Soccer Academy

Soccer Instructional Videos Designed for School Soccer Programs

Illinois Youth Soccer Coaches Corner Practice Plans by Topic

US Soccer Training Activities by Age Group

Parmar Sports Soccer Training Videos - International  

 

 



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