and Club expects coaches to create a safe environment for players to have fun and learn about the game. Both players
and parents will look to you for leadership and guidance in this area. See more in the "Safety & Security" page.
The joy that comes from instructing soccer can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime. Make the most
of your time with the players. See more in the "Fun" page.
NOTE: The ability of a player to have fun while developing their soccer skills is far more important than positioning for
advantage, making the next score, or winning a game.
to play in a team environment, and the meaning of good sportsmanship. The key is to analyze each players abilities and
attempt to provide a pathway for physical and psychological growth. For detail tips, see: Player Skill Assessment and
Player Goal Setting
league. As a youth soccer coach, one of your top priorities will be to instruct players of all ages on how to respect the
game and play with a good sportsmanlike attitude. It is VERY important to discuss sportsmanship with the players and
parents in the beginning and then several times during a season. See more on this at the "Sportsmanship" page.
manner. The coach is also a problem solver and negotiator when it comes to resolving conflicts that naturally arise
during the season. See more on this in the "Communications" page.
update their ability to deliver the best quality instruction to the players. It doesn't matter if you're just starting out with
coaching, have been coaching for many years, or even if you're a licensed professional. Coaches are expected to pursue
and participate in OYSA Coaching Clinics, Licensing courses, and attend all club meetings / training events.