Sep 13

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Coaches – be prepared every week



Thanks for making our opening week a success with small sided games – (click here for some photos).  The feedback we received from you, parents and players was that it was a great way to kick off the Fall season.  Now that we are starting with full sided games, we want to make sure we are all prepared for matches.  Here are some great resources that each coach should review to make each practice and match a fun and safe experience for your players:

  • Safety first!  We have some very warm weather in our forecast.  Know and recognize signs of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Please read US Youth Soccer heat guidelines.  Also – no jewelry! No Exceptions.  Earrings can not be covered with tape or bandages – they must be removed!
  • Know the rules and guidelines for your age group by reviewing the LNYSA Handbook for 2013.
  • Remember on match day, U9 through U14 coaches must have a pre-printed lineup card – download your division’s lineup card here
  • Wondering about planning for your training sessions?  You will recall that during the Coaches’ Meeting, Carrie Taylor (LNYSA’s Technical Director and Director of Coaching for Laguna United FC) pointed you to some great age specific season practice guides from US Youth Soccer.  These guides have an entire season’s practice plans in a single PDF.  Also, in the near future we will be updating the sample activities and video on our coach resource page on LNYSA.org
  • Need some help planning or running your training sessions?  Send a note to coach@lnysa.org to have a coach mentor attend your training session
  • Problems with a uniform?  Send an email to uniforms@lnysa.org.  Include the following information:
      • Coach Name:
      • Coach Shipping Address:
      • Division:
      • Team Color: (helps to send a picture
      • Item(s) Required and Size Required:
  • Wear your coach’s jersey.  If you don’t have a coach’s shirt or if your shirt is looking a bit ragged, please let us know and we will get a new one to you.  Fill out the order form on lnysa.org  (www.lnysa.org/coach-shirt)

If you have any questions, please send a note to coach@lnysa.org

And remember:

– They’re just kids.
– It’s just a game.
– They’re just kids playing a game…FOR FUN!

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