Coaching Resources

Here are a number of links and documents that could be helpful to our coaches:

Administrative Requirements

  • All coaches, activity leaders, and other adult participants with JPYS must register with Massachusetts Youth Soccer. This includes completing SafeSport training, the CDC's concussion training, and a CORI background check.

Coaching Philosophy

Formal Coaching Training

  • US Soccer Coaching Portal

    • Grassroots coaching, 4v4/7v7/9v9/11v11 licenses (on-line, in-person, or blended), more advanced licensing

  • United Soccer Coaches

    • 4v4/7v7/9v9/11v11, plus specialty coaching courses including futsal, goalkeeping, and others

JPYS will reimburse volunteer coaches who take any of the grassroots coaching courses. Contact your Travel Director for more information.

Coach, Parent, and Spectator Behavior

Practice Session Planning

JPYS Training Activity Manuals

U8 Academy Volunteer Manual

JPYS Volunteer Manual

U10 Training Manual

U10 Training Manual

Travel Team Activity Ideas

JPYS Training Activities

Dean Conway's "33 Things"

33 things.doc

JPYS Coaching Progression

coaching progression U8 U10 U12.doc

Safety and Injury Prevention

Game Management, Mechanics, and Logistics