Fall Soccer Registration
is open.
We still have open Coaching Spots 
 

San Marcos Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 627 
San Marcos, CA 92079
Tel: 760-621-0650
Fax: 760-621-3243

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Team Pictures

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!

Picture packets:

  • 3”x5” individual photo
  • (1)3” button photo
  • (4) Wallets
  • 5”x7” team photo
  • Folder with league name and date

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. 

Important Safety Information - Hot Days

We can almost guarantee that there will be a few hot, high temperature game days.  Here are a few tips to help you and your team stay safe.      

  • Sunscreen before Games, Re-apply if necessary! Sunscreen should be sweat proof to avoid getting it in the eyes during the game.
  • Keep your players hydrated.
  • If you can, bring shade.
  • Cool wet towels are a good way of cooling down.

If you are concerned about a player suffering a heat related illness, please contact the referee, board member or notify the coach. Some things to look out for if you have a concern about a player:

Heat cramps:  It is the mildest form of heat illness, and it usually occurs before or after exercise affecting only the specific muscles used.  No medical attention is required.

Symptoms- thirst, chills, clammy skin, throbbing heart, muscle spasms, and nausea

Treatment- First, move the child to the shade and remove excess clothing.  Have child drink 4-8 ounces of water or sports drink.

Heat Exhaustion:  More serious than heat cramps and may need medical attention.  This results from a reduced blood volume due to excessive sweating, which causes the blood to pool in the arms and legs, causing the child to feel dizzy or faint.

Symptoms- Nausea, extreme fatigue, reduced sweating, headache, shortness of breath, weak and rapid pulse, dry mouth.

Treatment- Move the child to a cool place.  Have the child drink slowly 16 ounces of fluid such as water or sports drink for every pound of weight lost.  Remove sweaty clothes and place ice/ice pack behind the child's head.  Seek medical attention if there is NO improvement.

Heat Stroke: If a child is suffering from heat stroke, call 911 immediately.  Heat stroke is a life threatening illness where the body's temperature/regulating process stops functioning.

Symptoms- Sweating, hot and dry skin, swollen tongue, visual disturbances, rapid pulse, unsteady gait, fainting, low blood pressure, vomiting, headache, loss of consciousness, shock.

Treatment- Call 911 and remove sweaty clothes.  Cover child with ice packs, immerse child in cold water if possible or rub with alcohol.  If the child is in shock, elevate feet. 

pdficon small 2012 Team Parent Handbook

End of the season party

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

pdficon small 2012 Team Parent Handbook

Skills Video Reference Library

Skills Video Reference Library

 

Skill
Target Age
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)
Receiving the Ball off the Bounce with the Sole 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)

Coach Information

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.

Coaching Requirements:


  • Agree to and follow the Coaches Code of Conduct
  • LiveScan registration on file with Cal South
  • Appropiate level of licensing
    • Recreation - for 2015 Fall Season coaches are required to have a Youth Module 1 or Youth Module 3 or F License.  
    • Competitive - E License or greater
  • Attendance of the Coaching meeting at the start of the season
  • Coaching meetings

 

If you have any coaching questions, please contact the Director of Coaching at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Keeping it competitive and fun

  • Coaches should make every effort to keep the game competitive but NOT dangerous.
  • Coaches are responsible for their actions, and also the actions of their players, parents, and sidelines during a game! Abusive behavior will not be tolerated.
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Responsibilities and Expectations

THE COACH:

General Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Agree to and follow the Coaches Code of Conduct
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Youth Module (YM1)

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.

Topics:

• 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

Prerequisites:

• AN OPEN MIND
• Minimum age - 16 years old

Course Length: 3 hours

Testing: None

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.

Youth Module (YM3)

Youth Module 3 - State Youth License - Under 10 Years and Older

This 5-hour course combines field and classroom instruction in intermediate coaching and teaching methodology. It is mandatory that a recreational coach has a Youth Module 1 or Youth Module 3 certificate to coach in San Marcos Youth Soccer, an affiliate member of Cal South.

Topics:

• Methods of coaching
• Team administration and risk management
• Prevention and care of injuries
• Coaching technique
• Coaching tactics
• Laws of the Game
• Principles of attack and defense
• Small-sided games

Prerequisites:

• AN OPEN MIND
• Minimum age - 16 years old

Course Length: 5 hours of instruction

• 2 hours classroom
• 3 hours field

Testing:

• None

Cost:

• $15 per person

Each candidate will receive the US Youth Soccer Novice Coach DVD and a Cal South YM workbook, valued around $20.

A provisional coaching license will be issued to all coaches under 18 years of age. All coaches holding a provisional coaching license will be required to work with a licensed coach 18 years and over. Upon reaching the age of 18, a coach holding a provisional coaching license shall be issued, upon written request to the State Director of Coaching Education, a full coaching license.

It is mandatory that a recreational coach hold a Youth Module 1 or Youth Module 3 certificate to coach in Cal South.

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