LUSC Coaches Meeting Monday March 18th
9v9 Systems of Play and Game Day Considerations Presentation on Tuesday March 26th
Coaching 3rd Grade Soccer Course on Saturday March 30th
It’s amazing that another season is around the corner, but that’s the reality. First and foremost, thank you for volunteering to coach a team this Spring. The service that you and the other coaches provide LUSC with is so important for the success of our program.
I wanted to make you aware of three important coaching events this spring:
- Monday March 18th: LUSC season kickoff Coaches Meeting
- Tuesday March 26th: 9v9 Systems of Play and Game Day Considerations Presentation
- Saturday March 30th: Coaching 3rd Grade soccer- A Coaching Course specifically designed toward meeting the challenges of the 7v7 game format and the transition out of the K-2nd grade program.
I’d encourage all coaches to try to attend the Coaches Meeting if at all possible. We will be distributing coaching aids as well as team equipment at this meeting and share many valuable insights.
Field conditions permitting our field permit begins on 3/25 with pro practices beginning on 4/1.
- LUSC season kickoff Coaches Meeting
Where: Clarke Hall, Hancock Church
When: Monday, March 18th
6:00 to 7:00pm – In-town K through 2nd grade
7:00 to 7:30pm – Social
7:30 to 8:30pm – All Travel & U9-10 In-town Coaches Meeting
*At the event we will be serving free drinks (soda/water) and appetizers.
The meeting will include a presentation on how to be a great volunteer coach, highlight principles of play with a focus on pressure, cover and balance, as well as covering spring field availability. The meeting will include tips and tricks for our new coaches, share insight from veteran returning coaches and cover the coaching philosophy of the club.
Note: Please let your Division Director know as soon as possible of any equipment needs you have, so that the equipment can be delivered to the meeting.
- LUSC 9v9 Systems of Play Presentation
Where: Fiske Elementary School
When: Tuesday, March 26th
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The 9v9 presentation will highlight:
- Choosing a Formation with a focus on the K-2-4-2, K-3-3-2, and the K-3-4-1
- When to Change the Formation? Time remaining? Score? Oppositions Strengths?
- High Pressure or Low Pressure- Staying Connected
- Transitioning to Play Out of the Back with Opposition in Your Defensive End
- Set Pieces
If you are interested in attending the presentation, please email email@example.com, with your name and division you will be coaching for the coming season. Please list the subject as 9v9 Systems of Play Presentation.
- LUSC 3rd Grade Soccer Coaching Course
Where: Fiske Elementary School
When: Saturday March 30th
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
In 3rd grade, players and coaches transition to a larger field with numerous rules. This transition to 7v7 soccer presents new challenges to players and coaches alike. This course aims to give coaches the best tools and a head start in making that transition while providing in-depth insight into practice planning, long-term player development, and best practices for coaches in terms of communication with players and families over the course of a season.
Although the course is geared to our current and next year’s (Fall 2019) 3rd grade coaches, many of the topics are relevant to any coach and thus all LUSC coaches are invited to attend (with priority given to U8 and U9 coaches if the class is oversubscribed).
Player Centered Approach
Introduction to the Rules of the Game
Best Practices for:
What type of Coach do you want to be?
A coach’s responsibility (role model & perspective)
Who are you coaching?
Better understanding the players you coach
How kids learn
Why kids play
Pillars of the game
Moments of the game
Direct or Indirect kicks
Preparing and running a practice session
-Requirements of a coach
-Requirements of a player
Game day coaching: (pre-game, throughout game, half-time and post-game)
Providing Feedback – How & When
Transformational vs. Transactional
Player-Centered vs. Puppet Master
Pose questions or provide answers?
Long Term Development vs. Win at all cost
Return to being a parent
If you are interested in attending the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and the division you will be coaching in for the coming season. Please list the subject as Coaching 3rd Grade Soccer Course.
I look forward to seeing you on the 18th and working with you throughout the spring season!
All the Best,