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Information about Recreation Coach Roles

Sparta Soccer Club “Town” or Recreational Coaches Roles

We depend on Volunteer Coaches to run this program for your children. Below is a summary of what a coach does and the requirements for coaches in each Division. Please consider volunteering, your children are counting on you!

Head Coaches and Assistants must complete the following requirements. They are required by Sparta Twp, and New Jersey Youth Soccer most importantly for the safety of your children, and for liability purposes.

ü  Must be certified (ASEP for example), or have an F license or higher *

ü  Complete and submit proof of an online Concussion Awareness Course*
ü  Complete and submit proof of an online Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Course*

ü  New this Season - New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) requires a background check for all*

*We will provide information and links for all requirements (more detail under Town coach Requirements)

 

Additional Information about each Division:

PKB & PKG - preK Boys and Girls (separate)

HEAD & ASSISTANT COACHES WORK TOGETHER TO:

·       On Saturdays for an hour of half practice / half scrimmage that introduces soccer skills

·       Have a lot of fun with the kids who are depending on you!

·       NY Redbull Trainers will be onsite to mentor / assist you on Saturdays

·       Access to NY REdbulls Training website for coaching information

 

7B Kindergarten Boys and Girls, (separate)

HEAD & ASSISTANT COACHES WORK TOGETHER TO:

·       On Saturdays for an hour of half practice / half scrimmage that introduces soccer skills

·       Have a lot of fun with the kids who are depending on you!

·       NY Redbull Trainers will be onsite to mentor / assist you on Saturdays

·       Access to NY REdbulls Training website for coaching information

 

6B & 6G -1st & 2nd grade Boys and girls, (separate)

HEAD & ASSISTANT COACHES WORK TOGETHER TO:

·       Hold one-hour practice one evening during the week and manage Saturday games

·       Have a lot of fun with the kids who are depending on you!

·       NY Redbull Trainers will be onsite to mentor / assist you on Saturdays

·       Access to NY REdbulls Training website for coaching information

 

 

5B & 5G - 3rd, 4th & 5th  grade Boys and girls, (separate)

·       Hold one-hour practice one evening during the week and manage Saturday games

·       Have a lot of fun with the kids who are depending on you!

·       Access to NY REdbulls Training website for coaching information

 

3C - 6th ,7th & 8th grade Coed (Boys and Girls)

·       Hold one-hour practice one evening during the week and manage Saturday games*

·       Have a lot of fun with the kids who are depending on you!

·       Access to NY REdbulls Training website for coaching information

 

Town Coach Requirements

SSC Town League (Recreational) coaches are required to:

1. Complete  ASEP Youth Soccer Coach Training:

This course is for coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth soccer.

In this interactive online course, you’ll learn to prepare for your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by excerpts from the Coaching Youth Soccer book, which are delivered as a series of PDF downloads within the course. As you progress through the online course, you’ll be prompted to read book excerpts to complete course activities. 

The course includes many interactive exercises that apply and enrich concepts from the book excerpts. The course introduces volunteer coaches to the games approach to coaching, which uses small-sided games to teach skills and tactics. It also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard utility with forms, documents, and detailed plans for successful practice sessions and game-day coaching. The course concludes with an online 30-question test.

Guided by a mentor coach, coaches face learning challenges in the following units:

  • Your Responsibilities
  • Communication
  • Safety and Fitness
  • Rules
  • The Games Approach to Coaching
  • Season and Practice Plans
  • Game-Day Tactics and Skill Instruction
  • Offensive and Defensive Tactics
  • Offensive and Defensive Skills

or hold an NJYS "F" license or Higher (required for Travel coaches)

2. Cleared Background check (yearly) You will be directed to register for this.
3. Current Concussion Awareness Course Certification 
4. Sexual Abuse Prevention Course


Information about each will be sent to you as we prepare for the season, SSC covers any cost for our volunteer coaches

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