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CYA Recreational Coaches Hub and Session Plans

Thank you for volunteering to coach in CYA this season. So the Age Group Coordinator, your child, or your spouse convinced you that coaching your kid would be fun. They were correct. It is fun and you will get to know your child and their friends in a totally different way. The kid who came to your house that was so shy may never stop talking to you. You will walk into school and suddenly half your child’s class starts frantically waving to get your attention and you hear one proud kid say “that’s my coach.” You will get in the car with your child for a long car ride and realize there is one more thing in common for the two of you to talk about.

For our coaches to have as much success on the field as possible, we have created sample session plans for the season. We highly encourage the coaches to use these session plans with their teams or to use them as a guideline when planning their own sessions.

Bantam - U5-U7 Session plans and curriculums

Junior - U8 - U10 Session plans and curriculums

Senior - U11 - U18 Session plans and curriculums

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Coaching Education / Licensing

CYA soccer strongly encourages coaches to pursue licensing as a means of improving their knowledge of soccer and their teaching skills. CYA soccer recommends that coaches who plan to continue coaching to obtain at least an Grassroots License from US Soccer. Grassroots License courses will be reimbursed by CYA! Coaches should contact their division coordinators. Coaches should contact their division coordinator prior to taking this course and obtain the necessary receipts for reimbursement.

Volunteering as a Head or Assistant Coach

We always need additional volunteer coaches and strongly encourage you to give it a try!  The time you spend teaching young children is fulfilling and a great way to get to know your child and their friends in a different way!  Age Group Coordinators will also do their best to help coaches manage their time on the field so that coaches can meet their obligations to work, family, and other coaching responsibilities.

If you are willing to help, contact an Age Group Coordinator in the Bantam (U5-U7), Junior (U8-U10), or Senior (U11-U18) division and/or identify your willingness to coach while completing the online registration for your player.