Registration is NOW OPEN for Coaches.



For Recreation Crossfire Coaches:

Spring 2017 Season




For Competitive Inferno Coaches

2017-2018 Soccer Year

or 

Print and Mail a Coach Application



Get your "F", "E", or "D" Coaching License!!!!

F Course: a 2 hour course, conducted entirely online intended for all parents and coaches of youth players.  An F license is a prerequisite for the E License.

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E Course: an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching.

2017 E-Course to be held on June 9th-11th

at the Caldwell YMCA and Brothers Park

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D Course: July 28-30th in Boise, ID--More detail to come soon!



COACHES

Thank you for volunteering to coach a team with Canyon Optimist Soccer Club. Your time and efforts are vital to the success of the club. Here is a list of responsibilities and reminders to help you have a terrific season.

1. Once you receive your team roster, you will need to contact each player, introduce yourself, and provide information on the practice and game schedule.

2. Games will be played in the rain. Please remember that coaches are not to cancel games themselves, even in inclement weather. If a game is canceled, the Registrar and/or Board Members will contact (usually by e-mail) each coach.

3. If you have any questions about your responsibilities, please contact a registrar or call (208) 713-5977.


Click on the Policies below for information:


 Curriculum for Canyon Optimist Soccer Club

-by our DOC, Lenny Foster

For all coaching questions, please contact

Lenny at: LennyFoster@gmail.com

U6 Curriculum

U8 Curriculum

U10 Curriculum


IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER: 

  1. Bring your Coach's Binder with all player medical releases to every practice and game. Print a Medical Release Form here.
  2. Have all your players bring a water bottle to each practice and game.
  3. Set a consistent and age-appropriate practice schedule. START on time and END on time.
  4. Clean up fields before and after practices and games. Have your players help!
  5. Make sure parents have a way to contact you.
  6. Stay in close contact with your parents. Make sure they know of any changes to the game schedule or your practice schedule.
  7. Practice the skills needed to develop well rounded players. Use the curriculum in your binder!
  8. Have a plan for each practice and keep your players active and focused. Discipline in practice translates into discipline during games.
  9. Limit scrimmaging to 1/3 of your total practice time.
  10. Encourage good sportsmanship! We insist upon it!
  11. Foster teamwork.
  12. Have FUN! It's contagious! Spread the fun to all!

Are you looking for a Tournament?
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Coaching Tools:Get Educated

NSCAA Coaching Education Resources

Soccer Classroom - U6/U8/U10/U12

United States Youth Soccer

Say Soccer - Youth Printable Drills

Say Soccer - VIDEO DRILLS

Soccer Coaching Practice Plans

SoccerXpert-U6 & U8 Drills and Games

SoccerXpert-U10 & U12 Drills and Games

Utah Youth Soccer Training Activities

Free Youth Soccer Drills--All Age Groups

Are you 14 years old or older and interested in becoming a referee? Come join our Referee Pool, get trained, and earn some extra money. Contact Ed Adams eajadams@msn.com