Recreational Coaching

 

Every coach in the MSC Recreational Program is a volunteer. Volunteer coaches are the backbone of our Rec Program.

Often times our volunteer coaches are parents, but not always. We welcome community volunteers who enjoy coaching and soccer as well!

You don't have to have prior soccer experience or knowledge to coach. Some of our volunteers have a strong soccer background . Others come with no experience at all - just an eagerness to learn and be involved.

We strongly believe that the quality of our volunteer coaches is important to the quality of our club. MSC provides plenty of support and educational materials for our coaches to help them improve and better develop their players. This support is delivered through clinics, training guides, and coaching resources.

These resources, along with a description of Risk Management Certification, a requirement for all MSC coaches, are outlined below.

Recreational Coaching Clinics

 

Seasonal coaching clinics will be offered for all Rec coaches. These clinics are age appropriate; they cover the material included in the coaching manual and trainers are there to answer any questions.

Clinics are focused on introducing various aspects of youth soccer, enhancing the technical development of young Rec players, and just getting out and having fun playing a little soccer!

The clinic sessions are conducted by George Hageage, Technical Director for MSC and National Academy Staff member for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. All information given follows current NSCAA and US Soccer curriculums.

Recreational Training Manuals

 

U-5 to U-6 age group: This link includes the clubs developmental philosophy and provide both a developmental block curriculum as well as age appropriate practice plans and additional links for team management guidelines.

U-7 to U-8 age group: This link includes the clubs developmental philosophy and provide both a developmental block curriculum as well as age appropriate practice plans and additional links for team management guidelines.

U-10 age group:  This link includes the clubs developmental philosophy and provide both a developmental block curriculum as well as age appropriate practice plans and additional links for team management guidelines.

U-12 age group: This link includes the clubs developmental philosophy and provide both a developmental block curriculum as well as age appropriate practice plans and additional links for team management guidelines.

U-14 and above age group: This link includes the clubs developmental philosophy and provide both a developmental block curriculum as well as age appropriate practice plans and additional links for team management guidelines.

Risk Management Certification

 

Per MSYSA, our governing body, every Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager, Trainer, (League) Board Member and Volunteer must certify for Risk Management. This is to ensure the safety of all our players. Kids look up to and admire their coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, and managers and it is vitally important to us and parents that precautions are made in order to keep a safe and fun environment.

Once you have been approved to coach by the Director of Recreation, MSC must create an account for you in the www.gotsoccer.com program.  The information needed for MSC to create an account are:

  1. e-mail address
  2. DOB
  3. Full Legal Name

After the account is set up you will receive a confirmaiton email that will require you to complete the registration process.  Risk Management Must Be Completed on a Yearly Basis.  Once in your account, you will need to fill out the information for risk management/background check.  At the recreational coaches meeting at the start of each season, you will be given more information regarding this process.

While in your account, you must go through the concussion prototcol as well.  This is free!  At the end, please print out your concussion certificate.