COACHES CORNER

Hello and thank you to all of our wonderful volunteer Coaches!

Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering to be a BYS Coach? If so, you are AWESOME! We are always in need of Coaches in order to keep the Team sizes manageable. Worried that you don’t know enough to Coach? Please don’t be! All you need is the ability to have fun with the children and the Committee and other Coaches will help you with everything else. Please send an email to [email protected] and volunteer! Thank you!


Coaches Packet

Due to the shed code being included in the Coaches Packet, we cannot place it on this public page for download. To obtain a copy, please send an email to [email protected].


Responsibilities

Coaches Camp, Concussion Education, and acceptance of the Coach’s Packet are mandatory.

•    Enjoy working with the children.
•    Get to know the children very well.
•    Be a point of reference for the children.
•    Set high standards but be tolerant.
•    Listen to the children.
•    Keep communicating.
•    Instill confidence in the children and reassure them.
•    Develop team spirit.
•    Encourage initiative and risk-taking in individuals.
•    Focus on the “spirit of the game” rather than errors.
•    Teach by encouragement.


Policies, Rules, and Regulations

The BYS comprehensive BYS Policies, Rules, and Regulations packet can be found on our “Rules” page.


 

Concussion Education

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It is mandatory that all BYS Coaches take the FREE course offered on-line at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html to obtain a Certificate acknowledging completion of The Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports Training for Coaches. Once your Certificate is produced, please email it to: [email protected]  or provide a print-out to the Coach’s Liaison.

We highly urge you to take and pass this course as it will bring a huge benefit to our players, parents and yourselves as Coaches. It is a free course and takes only 30 minutes to complete. You may save a life by spending 30 minutes of your time on this course.We sincerely appreciate everything you do for BYS!

Below are some downloadable documents regarding concussions:

Spanish versions:


 

Ages 4 to 9 Childhood 

Mostly technical repetitions, psychologically friendly and positive, simple combinations, decision making activities. Individual basic skills with an emphasis on keeping ball possession. Lots of balance and coordination exercises.

Ages 10-14 Puberty 

More combinations on offense and defense. Many decision making environments. Psychologically positive with correction. Advanced competitive skills against match opponents. Tactically work on the roles of attack and defense and the basic principles of play. Exercises should focus on endurance, flexibility and speed.

Ages 15 to 23 Adolescence

Tactical application of ball skills. Intense fitness training now becomes a part of the training routine. Much of the focus of training is now on group and team tactics. Fitness training with an emphasis on speed, flexibility, strength and stamina.

Ages 24 to 35 Adulthood

Soccer is now either a recreational activity or a job. Consequently training will reflect this reality.