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The Parent Coach: Training and Practice Resources

posted Aug 14, 2014, 6:42 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 14, 2014, 9:26 PM ]
MAYSA's (Online) Parent/Coach Training Resources


Parent Coaches, as a follow up to our Parent Coaches Clinic, below you will find important information discussed during the Clinic.   Please take  a few minutes to review items 1-7 below:

1.  Coaching Clinic 2014 - Click on the image below click here to view or download this year's Coaching Clinic  Notes.  The notes include the link that must be used to authorize your child protection/background check.   


2. Child Protection Clearances and Background Checks - Coaches and assistant coaches, you must complete your PA West Child Protection Background check.  Please do not wait to start the process.  Below is a link that will get the process started.  

a). If you haven't signed up as a coach as part of your Affinity Account, please do so.  I think everyone has an Affinity account and has been set up as a coach, however, you may need to login to your account and enter a Driver License or proper Date Of Birth.  If you have any questions please contact our Registrar, Lynn Long, at LynnLongSoccer@gmail.com or (724) 662-0745.

c). When you get to the point of payment, please mark paid with check and use the check #1520.  Once all coaches have completed this process MAYSA will send a check coving the cost.  

3.  U.S. Youth Soccer Practice Activities for the Parent Coach (free) - click on the image below to view or download:

      Beginner Division (U6, U8)         Junior Division (U10)              Senior Division (U12)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ZMnQXXIOzEZ3M4NjF6bnlrTUE/edit?usp=sharing                https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ZMnQXXIOzEaHN5VVFnRUtDa2M/edit?usp=sharing               https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ZMnQXXIOzEdUFxOWU1YTlzaG8/edit?usp=sharing

4.  Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) video: click on the image below to view a short 2 minute video 
     from PCA and Phil Jackson


5.  Soccer Made Easy - Borrow a (free) copy from MAYSA or purchase you own by clicking below:


6.  The "Small-Sided" Game (SSG): SSG is a FUN environment that focuses on the young soccer player.  Small-Sided Games are developmentally appropriate environment for our youngest soccer players.  MAYSA, strongly supports . . . to read more click the image below.  
Small-Sided Games (SSG)

7.  Finally:

"Professional coaches measure success in rings.  College coaches measure success in championships. 
 High School coaches measure success in titles.  Youth coaches measure success in smiles."  
-P. McAllister, Youth Coach