Welcome Coaches! All the information you need to be a successful coach is right here -- if not, please let us know so it can be added! Suggestions are encouraged. The Quick links section leads to pages you will need as a coach such as where to report your scores (U9 and above). The Byte-size Coaching tool provides coaching tips and ideas. The Coaching Handbook will provide a quick reference to everything you need as a coach. The Coaching Clinics section provide information about coaching course you can take to improve your coaching skills (reimbursable by Prairie Soccer Club).
U9 and Under Coaching Clinic
Hello Mini Mood Coaches,
We have set the time and date for another Spring Coaching Clinic. Sunday April 7th, 2013 at 3:00pm @ Pleasant Valley
This will be put on by Dan Robinson who one of our top coaches from our advanced competition side, PacificFC.
This will be great opportunity to learn from a very experienced trainer. There is no cost to you for these clinics. We value our coaches and volunteers. Our goal is support you however we can. We are always open to ideas, thoughts and criticism.
Please let us know what is important to you so we can try to help. We will need at least 8 coaches present to make this worthwhile, so please RSVP so we can confirm this event.
US Soccer National "E" License
Apr 26 - 28th, Camas/Vancouver
July 26 - 28th, Camas/Vancouver
Aug Monday nights, Vancouver
US Soccer National "D" License
May 31 - June 2 Camas/Vancouver
Recreational Coach Training
Aug 2,9,16 & 23 , Locations TBA
WYSA-hosted courses in Tukwilla
US Soccer National "C" License, March 14 - 17
US Youth Soccer National Youth License Nov 20 - 24
US Youth Soccer National Youth License Aug 16 - 18 and Aug 24 - 25
National "D" Course July 7 - 9 and Aug 9 - 11
For coaches interested in Select Level coaching in 2013 or have questions about Pacific FC please contact Ken Paulsen for more information.
COACHES NEEDED: Girls U10, Boys U9, Boys U10!!!
Here are some important links for coaches:
Coaches Meeting Information Page
Head Injury Requirements (Zackery Lystedt Law)All players and parents must sign the "Informed Consent Form" indicating they have been made aware of the potential effects and symptoms of concussion and head injury. Coaches have an additional document to read which gives detailed information and instructions on how recognize and handle head injuries. For both parents and players, the following steps are required:
Coaching E License
The E License is a general 11-a-side coaching certificate. The course to obtain a E-License provides an emphasis on players aged 10 through 14 and is intended for all coaches in this age group. The course focuses on teaching technique, coaching points, and an introduction to Principles of Play (attack / defense). Basic information regarding preparation and management of a team are also discussed.
Prairie Soccer would like 100% of its coaches U-11 and above to be awarded their E License. Prairie Soccer will reimburse all coaches the $60 fee for the course upon successful completion. The following courses are offered by CYSF:
Youth MOD Clinics U-6 through U-09
You can look for additional courses or more information at the Columbia Youth Soccer Federation (CYSF) coaching clinic page or the WSYSA coaching page.
Unsure about the details of offsides? Or want a quick refresher? Watch this flash video that clearly explains offsides in detail.