As a player, coach, parent or administrator we all must work together to better the sport of youth soccer. Recently soccer has become more popular, as well as more competitive. Youth soccer goes beyond the competitive game. Teaching players about good values, having a good character, and respecting authority are very important in helping today’s youth reach their potential. Taking responsibility for ones actions on and off the field will show players how to handle soccer and life situations.
Click here to download this month’s coaching education article discussing ethics in youth soccer. 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 newest offering from US Youth Soccer - The Novice Coach: An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer DVD Two-Disc Set. Created by the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Department is designed for coaches that are new to coaching youth players regardless of previous experience. Get your copy today at US Youth Soccer’s Online Store!
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.