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 recruit over 250 parent volunteers to serve as coaches for each recreation soccer team. Come 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, 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
* Heading Guidelines For Coaches – Click here
* NCYSA Lesson Plans and Training Aids - http://www.ncsoccer.org/education/lessonPlans/772500.html
* NC Youth Soccer Coaches Education Class Schedule: http://www.ncsoccer.org/education/index_E.html
* Massachusetts Youth Soccer Curricullum: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/coach’s_corner.aspx
* 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 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
* 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