Coach Role & Responsibility
All GHYSA coaches and assistants volunteer there time and for that we want to thank you. Our coaches are responsible for teaching young players the fundamentals of the game. Coaches and assistant work with the players on their techniques, passing skills, shooting and other aspects of the game. They also help to develop teamwork and leadership skills in their players by encouraging them to work as a team. Our coaches main role is to be a good Role Model.
Our coaches typically have a wide range of responsibilities, which can include:
- To deal with the children in a positive manner.
- To lead by example, and to conduct themselves in a controlled manner on the field.
- To limit sideline coaching - the players need the opportunity to play their own game.
- To develop high self-esteem and help each player feel a part of the team.
- To teach soccer fundamentals appropriate to the age group.
- To attend a coaching clinic, coaching course or self study (read up on soccer coaching) to improve understanding and method of instruction while coaching.
- To provide a safe environment:
a) To arrive at practice on time and to not leave the field until each child has been picked up by the authorized adult;
b) To check the field and goals to detect and correct unsafe condition. Make sure Goals are anchored.
c) To ensure that the players’ equipment conforms to the safety standards established by Greater Hazleton Youth Soccer Association.
The Coaching Formula
Planning an Effective Training Session
1. Select a topic that the team needs work on
2. Identify specific coaching points
3. Develop a pertinent warm-up
4. Choose some small group activities (1 v 1, 2 v 2)
5. Develop team activities