Knowing when to act and how to respond to medical incidents that take place on the field is necessary for any coach. Take a look at the First Aid Guide from the American Red Cross, or print it out and keep it in your coaching back as a quick reference.
Click here to read this month's coaching education piece, First Aid Guide. US Youth Soccer Coaching Education 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, it 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, administrators…you. Click here to learn more.