Once your team has been assigned to you it is suggested that you contact all parents and arrange a preseason meeting. This will afford you the opportunity to meet the parents and also give you the chance to express your ideas and opinions regarding the important task of coaching your team’s age group. This article proves information and a checklist for your preseason preparations.
Click here to download this month’s coaching education article discussing preseason recommendations. US Youth Soccer Coaching Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the latest offering from US Youth Soccer the Parents Guide - An Introduction to Youth Soccer, complete with online presentation, quiz and printable certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.
An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, parents, referees, administrators…you. Click here to learn more.