Warwick Soccer Association: Coaches & Referees

Coaching Resources

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All coaches must be approved by WSA’s Board of Directors and obtain proper licensing required by Soccer Rhode Island.

If you want to coach please contact Alison O'Leary, Competitive Vice President, (401) 286-6737 gator18_02888@yahoo.com  

Notice to Indoor Coaches

Any coach using a Warwick school facility for indoor practice must use a nerf style ball for their practice.This is a school department requirement that we must follow. Failure to follow this directive may result in loss of practice space for that coach and jeopardize the use of school property in the future for all. Let’s do what we need to do to keep our practice space.


FREE Online Soccer Player development WEBINARS are available at PlayerDevelopmentRevolution.Org.

Topics include:  

   10 reasons for small sided games   

   10 ways to motivate & raise your players technical level   

   10 qualities of a great coach   

   10 tips for coaching competitive youth players (9-14 years of age)   

   10 topics to improve defending with youth players   

   10 topics to improve attacking with youth players * and more!     

WSA Coaching manual coming soon   

Youth GK Activities

WSA Coaching the Match

Coaching Soccer 101

Soccer Specific (free registration)

Jeff Pill's Online Drills

Sam Snow of the US Youth Soccer Association  (Weblog)

US Youth Soccer SKILLZ SCHOOL Videos

10 Ready Made Practice Sessions for U6, U8 and U10

Soccer Rhode Island age-appropriate coaching classes

 Having Trouble understanding--or explaining--the offsides rule? This little animated presentation may be worth your time!  

Coaches Tips    
Coaches...when you are training your team it is very important that you observe what the players are doing. To do this you must position yourself so that you can see the complete activity...sort of like a flank player shaping up to see the whole field.

It is also very important to be quiet so that you can truly listen to the training session. What are the players saying? What directions are they giving to each other? What players are emerging and developing as leaders?

   When you watch and listen, you have a chance to catch the players doing something "right"! Reinforce the "good stuff" and watch your team flourish.        


WSA needs referees for ALL age groups.

Anyone 12 years and older can help the Youth Soccer Program and make some money at the same time.

Please contact our WSA Referee Coordinator:

Nancy Jones, (401)633-4020;



For more information referee Visit de Rhode Island State Referee Commitee website



Warwick Soccer Association PO Box 6880, Warwick, Rhode Island 02887