Warwick Soccer Association: Coaches & Referees

Coaching Resources


WSA needs referees for ALL age groups.You can help the Youth Soccer Program and make some money at the same time. Anyone who is 12 and older please contact our WSA Referee Coordinator Nancy Jones (401)633-4020;  brokenbear98@yahoo.com


Also see the State Referee Committee Website & Calendar: Referee Updates Click Here: www.risrc.net


Having Trouble understanding what exactly is "offsides"? This little animated presentation may be worth your time!   


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 Kim Keller, Vice President of Competitive Divisions at   (401) 391-2613 kimkeller1@cox.net 

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!



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.


Other Resources


Coaching Manual U12-U14


Coaching Manual U6-U8


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




Plus, we have a few, age-specific guides in our Handouts section.


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.