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LYME OLD LYME SOCCER CLUB

LYME OLD LYME SOCCER CLUB

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WELCOME COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES & TEAM MANAGERS

Please review the information we have provided to our Coaches and complete the Mandatory trainings, thank you!

Dear LOLSC Team Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager,

Thank you for your commitment as a volunteer. Our players and parents look to their coaches, assistant coaches and managers for leadership, guidance and team information. Therefore, as a LOLSC youth coach it is of utmost importance to set forth and promote the highest standards of sportsmanship.

LOLSC exists to promote two main ideas:

  • Enjoyment of the game of soccer
  • Player development; such that each player has the opportunity to reach their own potential.

Winning is NOT the most important thing.

Toward that end, please review with your players, and remind the parents to review also, the Parent and Player Expectations available in Parent Resources. It is important that all LOLSC volunteers, as leaders, set the example of sportsmanship, fair play and respect for all players, parents and referees so that all players may enjoy the game and develop.

Coaching Expectations

HAVE FUN:
The most important message that we can get across to coaches is that you and your players should have fun. Remember that if your players are still smiling and craving more soccer at the end of the season – you have done your job well!

CHECKLIST:

  1. Please review the Team Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager Guide for important information about "behind the scenes" activities. Every Coach must have an Assistant Coach and Team Manager in order to create the best possible experience for all. If you need help recruiting parents for these positions, please let the Registrar or Coordinator know and they will get the word out.
  2. Review the guide 10 Tips for Successful Season. This is a great place to start your coaching for the season.
  3. Coaches are to review the Player Development Guidelines. This provides guidance for developmentally appropriate soccer goals at each level. Included in these suggested guidelines are sample drills, skill priorities and positional specialization for each age level.
  4. Team Coaches, Assistant Coaches or Managers (just one for each LOLSC team) must attend the LOLSC pre-season coaches meeting. The meeting is usually on a Wednesday night at the end of April for Spring and August for Fall.
  5. All players shall receive equal playing time at games and practices, and players shall not be penalized for missing training sessions.

MANDATORY TRAINING

Please complete these mandatory trainings.

CONCUSSION TRAINING
Click Here

SAFE SPORT TRAINING
Click Here

LOLSC Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager Guide
Download

USEFUL COACHING LINKS

How Do You Know if You're a Good Coach? Here's an article that reinforces our philosophy on coaching:
http://www.coachdeck.com/articles/are-you-a-good-coach.asp

US Youth Soccer Resources

Resources for Drills

Other Useful Links

UKIS 2019 Coaching Curriculum

 

Contact

LYME OLD LYME SOCCER CLUB
P.O. Box 705  Old Lyme Connecticut 06371

Email: [email protected]

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