A friend and I have been coaching rec league soccer at the YMCA for our boys the last two years. This summer we decided to try and take some of our players and form a competitive team to play in local soccer tournaments in our area. We have a good central group of kids, and the the thought is we can find a handful of other good players from the Y teams in our age group to fill out our roster.
So far so good. We decided to sign up for the Illinois Class E Coaching License – a two day course focused on ages 9-12, sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation. We figure this will help us improve our training sessions and overall coaching. This weekend we’ll be at the course, but prior to that we had prep work to complete.
The prep work consists of three main assignments: Rules of the Game/Referee Introduction, Concussion Awareness, and Coaching Philosophy/Team Management.