ABYSA Recreation Coaches Meetings – Spring 2018

U7- HS age groups only – February 17

U7 Time Location
Meeting 9 am – 9:45 am Wild Wings Café South Asheville 
Brunch 9:45 -10:30 am Wild Wings Café South Asheville – Patio
Clinic 10:30 – 11:15 am Roberson HS Stadium field
U8 . .
Meeting 9:45 – 10:30 am Wild Wings Café South Asheville 
Brunch 10:30 – 11:15 am Wild Wings Café South Asheville – Patio
Clinic 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Roberson HS Stadium field
U9/U10 . .
Meeting 10:30 – 11:15 am Wild Wings Café South Asheville 
Brunch 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Wild Wings Café South Asheville – Patio
Clinic 12:00 – 12:45 pm Roberson HS Stadium field
U11/U12/U14/HS . .
Brunch 10:30-11:15 Wild Wings Café South Asheville 
Meeting 11:15 – 12:00pm Wild Wings Café South Asheville – Patio
Clinic 12:15- 1:00pm Roberson HS Stadium field

U5 and U6 Coach’s Meeting – February 27 at 5:30 PM at the (BCSP) or Buncombe County Sports Park  (Meet at Covered Pavillon)

U5/U6 Time Location
Meeting  5:30-6:10pm Buncome County Sports Park Pavillion
Clinic 6:10-6:45 pm Buncome County Sports Park Field 3

 U4 Coaches Meeting is March 6 from 5:30-6:30

Coaches’ Corner

Welcome Coaches!  At ABYSA, we are committed to making coaching as much fun as playing. Each season, ABYSA registers 2,300-2,500 recreation soccer players. Inorder to fill the coaching needs for each child to play, we need more than 270 volunteers to serve as coaches for each recreation soccer team.  If you can help, Please join us and let’s make a difference in children’s lives.  

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, scrimmage vests, and practice space. We make it easy to get started, so volunteer coaches can concentrate on having fun while teaching the players soccer 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 shane@abysa.org or 828.299.7277 ext. 304. All coaches will need to complete the NCYSA Risk Management registration at the following link. https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/ncysa/2017/RiskManagement.html

ABYSA Spanish Liaison – Monica Bastin 828-299-7277 Ext. 313

Helpful Coaching Websites and Links

* ABYSA Modified Rules for Recreation: U7 and Up -Click here

* Heading Guidelines For Coaches – Click here

* US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC) - https://dcc.ussoccer.com/

*The Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual- Click Here

* NCYSA Lesson Plans and Training Aidshttp://www.ncsoccer.org/lessonstraining

* NC Youth Soccer Coaches Education Class Schedule: http://www.ncsoccer.org/page/show/2455192-coaching-education-courses

* Massachusetts Youth Soccer Curricullum: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaches/session_plans/

* Washington Youth Soccer Age-Appropriate    Curricullum: http://www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org/coaches/coaching_tools/age_appropriate_training_sessions/

* NSCAA :  Coaching Fundamentals : http://www.nscaa.com/education/resources/fundamentals

* USYSA Player Development Model  PDFhttp://www.usyouthsoccer.org/assets/1/3/US_Youth_Soccer_Player_Development_Model.pdf

* US Soccer Coaching Curricullm: http://resources.ussoccer.com/n7v8b8j3/cds/downloads/Full%20U.S.%20Soccer%20Coaching%20Curriculum.pdf

* 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 – Home of 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

* CBC Dutch Touch International Soccer Program- http://www.cbcdutchtouch.com/education_resources.htm

* Inside Soccer - http://www.insidesoccer.com/?isf=library&lib_id=114

* Footy 4 Kids - www.footy4kids.co.uk