At ABYSA, we are committed to making coaching as much fun as playing. Each season, ABYSA regiters 2,300-2,500 recreation soccer players. For each child to play, we recruit over 250 parent volunteers to serve the program by coaching a recreation soccer team.
ABYSA works hard to create a fun environment for both players and coaches. We provide preseason coaching clinics and a soccer curriculum for each age group, making it easy for our volunteers to enjoy coaching—even if they have no soccer playing or coaching experience. ABYSA takes care of all the details, supplying coaches with uniforms, schedules, rosters, cones, as well as practice space. We strive to make it easy to get started, so volunteer coaches can concentrate on having fun while teaching the players skills as well as life lessons along the way.
If you are interested in coaching a recreation soccer team or have any questions, please contact Shane Weems, ABYSA Director of Coaching and Player Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.299.7277 ext. 304.
Helpful Coaching Websites and Links
* ABYSA Modified Rules for Recreation: U8 and Up -Click here
* NCYSA Coaches Education Schedule: http://www.ncsoccer.org/home/default.asp?menu_category=Coaching_Education
* USYSA Player Development Model PDF: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/assets/coaches/US_Youth_Soccer_Player_Development_Model.pdf
* US Soccer Coaching Curriculm: http://resources.ussoccer.com/n7v8b8j3/cds/downloads/Full%20U.S.%20Soccer%20Coaching%20Curriculum.pdf
* NCYSA Lesson Plans and Training Aids - http://www.ncsoccer.org/home/default.asp?menu_category=Coaching_Education&menuid=467&parid=467
* Offside Rule (Animation) - Click here
* Positive Coach Mental Model - Click here (pdf)
* US Youth Soccer Coaches page - http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/
* North Carolina Youth Soccer Association - www.ncsoccer.org
* US Soccer – This site is the home for the US National Teams.www.ussoccer.com
* Major League Soccer - www.mlssoccer.com
* Kids First Soccer - Great resource for the recreation soccer coach. www.kidsfirstsoccer.com
* Better Soccer, More Fun - Must read for the first year coach. www.bettersoccermorefun.com/dwtext/firstsea.htm
* Footy 4 Kids - www.footy4kids.co.uk
* World Stadiums - www.worldstadiums.com