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Help! I Volunteered to Coach!
Many first time coaches volunteer or are volunteered to the job. First things first…Relax.  Relax and think about how much fun you are going to have with these little soccer players.
  • All Coaches Must attend the pre-season meeting 
  • All Coaches MUST completed a Risk Management forms - See Below
  • Contact all players on their team no later then the 3rd week in Auguest at set up first pracitce
  • Should run at least 1 pracitce (reccommed 2 for 2nd grade and up) a week during the season and a few preseason pracitces.
  • Attend the Free Coaches Clinics provided by the league at no cost. 
  • BE ON TIME to all games and practices. 
  • Open comminication with the league and parents on your team.
  • Have FUN. - In order for our players to enjoy them selfs Coaches must enjoy the game as well.  This is a intrmaural league and we are here to have fun and enjoy the game.
 Goal: Create a fun, learning soccer environment for your players in training and in games.
  • Talk to the Program Director and request helpful coaching materials and coaching aids.
  • Talk to other Soccer Coaches in the program or in your community who have worked with these age groups before.
  • Call your State Youth Soccer Association and request helpful coaching materials and coaching aids.
  • Call your State Youth Soccer Association and ask to speak with the State Director of Coaching about specific age appropriate coaching courses and age appropriate training materials.
  • Call US Youth Soccer at 1.800.4SOCCER or visit their web site at and request and/or order helpful coaching materials and coaching aids.
Team Management:
Prepare a list of simple and clear rules for your players and their parents. Conduct a preseason meeting to review these rules and to go over other important information and to complete important administrative paperwork.
Consider the following:
  • Schedules and locations for training sessions and games.
  • Drop off and pick up times for training sessions and games.
  • Player responsibilities and behavior at training sessions and games.
  • Parent responsibilities and behavior at training sessions and games.
  • Player equipment (soccer ball, shin pads, soccer shoes or sneakers, water, appropriate clothing).
  • Coaching equipment (soccer balls, 25-30 cones, basic first aid kit, small cooler of ice and zip lock bags).
  • Fill out program registration forms and medical release forms.
  • Discuss the procedure for canceling training sessions and games.
  • Discuss your philosophy of coaching…it’s about player development, not winning and losing!
Risk Management:
  • Provide proper age appropriate activities at training sessions and games.
  • Assure that training and playing areas are safe.
  • Make sure that all players are wearing the correct equipment and that it is appropriately sized.
  • Make sure that you are assisted by another adult when coaching the players (This includes the time when players arrive and when they depart from training sessions and games).
  • Create a plan for any medical emergencies/injuries.

Procedure for Say Soccer Risk Management Background Check

  • Navigate to the SaySoccer Risk Management Background Check website: Click HERE
  • In the Registration  Pick Volunteer and follow the steps.  

Procedure for SAY National Concussion Policy

This policy is required for ALL coaches and officials regardless of their age and/or status (i.e. Head coach, Assistant Coach, Head Referee, Assistant Referee, etc.). These procedures are designed to comply with recently passed legislation concerning concussion in youth sports. It will be necessary to complete a concussion training course every three (3) years.

Lightning Policy

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) position is that if you can hear thunder you are within reach of lightning and that referees must protect the safety of all participants by stopping game activities quickly, so that participants and spectators may retire to a safer place before the lightning threat becomes significant. Applying the 30-30 rule is recommended and to wait 30 minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving shelter.

Heat Guidelines 

We follow the guidlines of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).  We are located in Cat 2 which means no Soccer Practices when tempatures are above 89.9 - Full Guidelines can be found here 


Referee Evaluation:

Coaches,  you are encouraged to complete a referee evaluation when you feel compelled to share how you think any referee who works your team's games does...GOOD or BAD.  Our Referees are youth members of our organization and are new referees but we would like your feedback. 

Please see the links on the left for age specific training activities.

Contact Us

Clarkstown Soccer Club

PO Box 1961. 
New City, New York 10956

Phone: 845-202-1051
Email: [email protected]

Clarkstown Soccer Club

PO Box 1961. 
New City, New York 10956

Phone: 845-202-1051
Email: [email protected]
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