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Reminder: coaches that coaches are responsible for parent behavior.  

FIRST-TIME COACHES

REFEREE TOOLS

Help! I Volunteered

Many first-time coaches volunteer to do the job.  MVYSA will provide a full set of drills and lesson plans for all coaches U6-U7.
 

Interacting with Parents​

Quick Tips:

  • Involve the parents and enlist their support.

  • Communicate your philosophy and team goals.

  • Having the parents support and reinforce your policies are crucial. Your expectations for player behavior should be clearly stated at the beginning of the season.

  • Engage parents in the process of understanding best soccer practices

Communication

  1. Coaches can communicate with purpose by being aware of posture, eye contact, facial expressions, distance between the coach and the player, distracting behaviors and voice quality. 
     

  2. Players appreciate and expect open communication. For coaches, building these skills and insuring they understand players is crucial in addressing their questions and quandaries.

Game Day Management
Making the game more enjoyable for players

  • Teach fair tactics.

  • During matches, leave the tactical decisions to the players.

  • Concentrate on coaching.

  • Stay calm.

  • Always be positive and be a role model of fair play.

  • Set high standards for themselves, the players, the officials and the parents.

  • Provide good behavior guidelines to parents.

  • Be firm with parents.

  • Communicate.

  • Enjoy the work. Enjoy the game. Strive to win.

SkagitRefs will try their best to get refs for all games

but might only have 80% due to pool of refs available, so some games might be self-reffed. 

RESOURCES

MVYSA Drills & Lesson Plans

 

MVYSA - U6 & U7 Complete Curriculum

Washington State Youth Soccer Resources

Here they cover all things related to player development, coach development and development of the game.


Washington Youth Soccer is unique because they run player-focused soccer, using their Long Term Player Development plan to guide our curriculum, programs and training at all ages and levels of the game.

  
They also place a strong focus on coaching education, working to provide more opportunities for coaching courses in more locations across the state each year. They offer coaching courses for all levels – from online certificate courses for U6-U12 coaches to the National C license.

You can initiate an Evaluation of an individual Referee that you personally observed during the previous 15 days (and more than 24 hours ago)