During the season, it is important that you keep your player’s parents informed. Having a reliable team contact list helps! You, the Team Parent, will be the primary team contact. Updates will be emailed to you so please make sure we have your email address. Update should be shared with your team. It is your responsibility to inform your team and prepare them for all upcoming soccer events such as snack day, concessions and picture day.
You should also help the coach set a positive tone for the team. Remind parents that coaches coach and parents cheer. Remind them to be courteous to the referees, and pick up trash after practices and games.
Remember this is all about the kids having fun.
Picture forms will be available one week before and on the day of picture day and will need to be filled out regardless if you are or are not purchasing additional photos. Your scheduled picture time will be posted on the SMYS website, and team parents will receive an email informing you of your scheduled picture time. Your entire team must be there in full uniform (except shin guards) and ready to go 30 minutes before your scheduled time!
Coaches, team parents, and sponsors (if they choose to participate) are included in the team picture. Be ready, wear your team colors or team shirt, and smile!
You do have the option of purchasing additional photos. Magazine covers, buddy pictures, trading cards, posters, etc… will be available to purchase on picture day from the photographer. Parent must fill out an additional form for additional photos.
Pictures will be distributed within 4-6 weeks after picture day.
It is up to you and your team to decide if and where you choose to have your team party. A great way to the end the season is with a team party. Some prefer to have their party at a restaurant, have a potluck at a team member's home, or order a couple of pizzas and meet at the park. Talk to your team and decide what works best for you. If your sponsor is a restaurant, you might want to have the team party there to show your support. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you split the cost among all your team members.
This is also a great opportunity to thank your coach/asst. coach. Remember that they have spent a great deal of time over the last 12 weeks support the team and players. Purchasing a gift is not required! If you do choose to purchase a gift(s), again, please divide the cost among your team. Please keep in mind that some players may be on a very tight budget
|Setting Up The Practice Area||Coaches|
|Push Pass - US Youth Soccer Skills School||All Ages|
|Soccer Golf - US Youth Soccer Back Yard Games||All Ages|
|Wall Ball - US Youth Soccer Back Yard Games||All Ages|
|Bricks - US Youth Soccer Back Yard Games||All Ages|
|2008-Dax McCarty v Michael Dello-Russo in soccer golf||All Ages|
|Shielding - US Youth Soccer Skills School||All Ages|
|Block Tackle - US Youth Soccer Skills School||All Ages|
|Juggling - US Youth Soccer Skills School||All Ages|
|In Step Drive, Shooting at Goal - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||All Ages|
|Dribbling for Control - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||All Ages|
|Receiving Ground Balls - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||All Ages|
|Receiving the Ball off the Bounce with the Inside of the Foot - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u10-14)|
|Wedge Trap - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u10-14)|
|How to Defend - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||(u10-14)|
|Crossing - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u10-u14)|
|US Youth Soccer Skills School - Cross Over Heel Pass||(u10-u14)|
|US Youth Soccer Skills School - Heel Pass||(u10-u14)|
|Dribbling to Create the Shot - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||(u10-u14)|
|Volley - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||(u10-u14)|
|First Touch - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||(u10-u14)|
|Goal Keeper Punting - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u10-u14)|
|2nd Defender - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||(u10-u14)|
|Volley Pass with the Instep - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u12-u14)|
|Volley Pass with Inside of the Foot - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u12-u14)|
|Chipping - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u12-u14)|
|Bending the Pass (Outside of Foot) - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u12-u14)|
|Bending the Pass (Inside of foot) - US Youth Soccer Skills School||(u12-u14)|
|US Youth Soccer Quick Tips - Heading||(u12-u14)|
|Take Over - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||(u12-u14)|
|Drag - US Youth Soccer Quick Tips||(u12-u14)|
Thank you for volunteering to be a coach for the youth of San Marcos. Your time and dedication are greatly appreciated. Your players will remember you long into their adulthood and some may even model their coaching style after you.
Youth Module 1 - State Youth License - 9 Years Old and Younger
This course is designed specifically for the U6 to U9 coach. During three hours of online and field instruction, coaches are taught the proper techniques for these age groups.
• Philosophy of coaching U6-U9 and younger players
• Characteristics of U6-U9 and younger
• Team administration and risk management
• Prevention and care of soccer injuries
• Appropriate activities for U6-U9 and younger players
• Organizing a youth training session
• Laws of the Game: modified
• AN OPEN MIND
• Minimum age - 16 years old
Course Length: 3 hours
Cost: Free to San Marcos Youth Soccer Coaches. While there is a nominal fee for the trational class, SMYS will cover this fee for all of our coaches.
It is mandatory that a recreational coach hold a Youth Module 1 or Youth Module 3 certificate to coach in SMYS, an affiliate member of Cal South.