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

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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
  • Attendance of the Positive Coaching Alliance Seminar 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.

What is a "E" License anyway?

The "E" License is an entry-level course which is mandatory for all competitive coaches. This 18-hour course combines field and classroom instruction in intermediate coaching and teaching methodology. This is a Pass/Fail Course.

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How to register for the Online Youth Module 1

The Youth Module Course is managed by Cal South and you must register for from the Cal South website.

Please follow these instructions to register:

  1. Plase visit www.calsouth.com.

  2. Click on the "Coaches" tab
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  3. Select "Coaching Clinic Schedule".
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  4. On the "Calendar Event" page
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  5. select "Coaching Education Course" under "Event Type" and click "Search" as shown below.
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  6. Select the Online Youth Module 1 Event
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  7. Find the Course you wish to attend and check the box
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  8. Click the Register at the bottom of the page
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