COACHES (Information and Training)

Posted by Lee Spooner on 5/18/2021

Welcome to our League.  We are a 100% volunteer coaching league and many of the staff you see started as a parent coach or a player in our league at some point.  We are here to support our coaches and ensure all our kids have a great time playing sports in our program.  Below find coaching links, calendars and several training links.


RETURNING COACHES FROM Spring 2021 please use the link below:


NEW COACHES MEETINGS 

To our new coaches, we would love to meet you, show you a few tricks to our system and give you some pointers for your practices.  As I know many of us have busy schedules I wanted to offer several different options.  Any coach is welcome to stop in and get a coach's shirt if you need one, they are not required but do help first few weeks as players get to know you.

For those returning from a 2020 season, things will run similar to what you have seen in the past.  Each site will have a site lead and we will provide goals, balls and cones for your practice sessions.  We will be on-site to assist in any issues that arrive.  We are going to ask that returning coach's not attend our coaches meetings to prevent any unnecessary exposure before we start as we already have a coach with a positive test.


Official Coaches Meetings:

Saturday, August 21st OR Saturday, August 28th at 10 AM

At the fields at the Nir Family YMCA located at 2710 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28406

 

Practice session training for U6, U8 and U10:

Friday, August 27th at 6 PM

Fields at the Nir Family YMCA located at 2710 Market Street, Wilmington NC, 28406


Spring 2021 Coaches Meeting Packet:    CLICK HERE FOR THE SPRING 2021 PACKET

Training Sessions:  By Appointment
We have several training opportunities as we train staff, work with our teams.  Please contact John.Adams@ymcasenc.org if you would like to schedule a training sessions prior to the start of the season or we can come out and work with your team during the season.
 

PLAYERSPACE TRAINING AND DIRECTIONS
Playerspace has added a space just to help coaches with basic training.  
Please visit:  https://www.playerspace.net/coachs-corner


YMCA COACHES TRAINING
NEW COACH YMCA Training:  http://training.ymca.net
-YMCA Youth Sports Programs                                      (15 min.)
-Coaching YMCA Youth Sports Program                         (45 min.)
-Volunteers make the team.                                         (30 min.)
-Safety and Emergency Action                                     (45 min.)
-Coaching YMCA Soccer                                               (60 min.)


US YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION COACHES TRAINING  

First Time Coaches:  https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/first-time-coaches/

Returning Coaches:  https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaching-resources/ 


US YOUTH SOCCER PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MODEL  
This coaching manual has weekly lesson plans by age group.  This is a very complete coaching tool, 117 pages and not neccessary for the grassroots level, but great infomation as you move past coaching the U8 division.

DOWNLOAD MANUAL:  http://d13ynksnjelk36.cloudfront.net/Downloads/4626/4626_16127573184449212_21465.pdf


US YOUTH SOCCER PRACTICE GUIDES
The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department has provided the following coaching resources with three age-specific practice activity guides. The guides give coaches an idea of what should be covered throughout a season while highlighting activities that focus on development in a low-stress, fun-filled environment.  Each resource covers multiple types of practice activities, from warm-ups and individual training to small-sided and group games. The exercises are tailored to meet the cognitive and physical characteristics of each age group.                   

https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/lesson-plans/


SNACKS
Make the call for a healthy team! Coaches across the country are helping players perform their best by following three healthy principles.

Drink Right:    Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages
Move More:     Boost movement and physical activity
Snack Smart:  Fuel up on fruits and vegetables

Start by taking the training below, then get ideas to bring to your next practice or game. Be sure to share with other coaches and parents.     http://www.healthykidshub.org/sports


BASIC RULES FOR OUR YMCA LEAGUE
CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2021 RULE MODIFICATIONS


TWO REQUIRED COURSES FOR COACHES AT THE YMCA:

Concussion Awareness Training Video  (Required for Coaches)
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/coach.html

Directions:
1.) Visit the above web-site.
2.) Create a CDC LEARN account.   How to Create an Account in CDC Train
3.) Complete Video.
4.) Print Certificate and email to Lee.Spooner@ymcasenc.org or turn into the snack bar.


Child Sexual Abuse Prevention  (Required for Coaches)
https://redwoodsinstitute.csod.com/selfreg/register.aspx?c=4622
Directions:
1.) Visit the above web-site.
2.) Select I am a new user "New user registration".
3.) Select "Wilmington Family YMCA or YMCA of Wilmington"
4.) Enter access code:  004622
5.) Create your own user name and password.
6.) Select "Youth Programs"
7.) Complete "Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Volunteers" On-line Course. (CSAPV2)
I will be notified when completed.