Rec Coaching Resources

Welcome Elmbrook United Coaches

Thank you for volunteering!  Elmbrook United (EBU) Soccer has provided you with resources to HELP you with team’s practices and with your games.  We offer two easy ways, both FREE, to assist you with your practices.  YouthSoccer101 provides age appropriate practice plans for all coaches who sign up (EBU club code provided at Coaches Meeting).  Each plan includes animation and video of the activities so the coach clearly understands them.  YouthSoccer 101 will send you a new age appropriate “practice plan” every week via email.  EBU also provides a link to Massachusetts Youth Soccer’s, US Youth Soccer Player Development Model based practice plans.  No sign up.  What’s also great about these practice plans is you can pick and choose which exercises or weekly plan you want to use, it gives you options.

YouthSoccer101:  Register for YouthSoccer101

MYS:  Link for Massachusetts Youth Soccer

Coach Kyle’s Reffing Refresher
If you are your U6 or U7 team’s ref, there are a few items of importance that must be looked at.  Please come and get a better understanding of the RULES for U6 and U7 soccer.  Coach Kyle will talk through the rules, answer any questions and provide you with any resources you may need in order to help you feel more comfortable and more confident in your referee role.
When:  September 12th and 19th.
Time:  8:30-9:00 AM
Where:  Voigt Soccer Park (outdoor concessions)
Who:  Any EBU Volunteer U6 or U7 parent referee
Why:  Become more familiar with your age groups rules.
How:  No sign up, just show up.
Kyles Coaching Corner
EBU Soccer and Rec. Coaching Director, Kyle Lance, is offering ALL EBU Rec. Coaches at all age levels, the opportunity to learn new drills, get a better understanding for the rules of the game and get technical advice as well as organizational details that can better assist any EBU rec. soccer coach.  Coaches can bring their son/daughter to help with the on field session.  Coaches can also spread the word to players from their team to join in.
When:  August 28th.  September 4th and September 11.
Time:  5:30-6:30 PM
Where:  Voigt Soccer Park (outdoor concessions)
Who:  Any EBU Volunteer Parent Coach & Rec. Players U6-U14.
Why:  Get new ideas to use at training.  Ask questions.  Become more familiar with the rules.
How:  No sign up, just show up.
Y1 State Coaching Course
Want to become a state-licensed coach, consider attending a WYSA coaching course.  The Y1 certificate is a three-hour introductory course aimed at coaches working with U6-U10 children playing recreational soccer.  The course exposes coaches to the essentials involved coaching young players.  The traits of young players are discussed and coaches receive information about appropriate practice activities for your age group.  According to Jim Launder, WYSA director of coaching, “The Y course is designed to help both experienced and novice coaches organize enjoyable activities where soccer skills and tactics are taught.”
When:  Wednesday, September 30th
Time (check in):  5:30PM – 6:00PM
Time (class):  6:00PM – 9:00PM
Where:  Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex

Prerequisites:  Candidates must be at least 14 years old and have or have registered for a WYSA pass card.

Cost: $0.00 WYSA Member – signified by a WYSA pass card. $100.00 Non-Member – no WYSA pass card.


WYSA Coaching Class Information

WYSA Liscensing Requirements

WYSA Risk Management/Coach Pass

KidSafe Risk Management

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