All Star Game Info and flyer for parents
All Star Game ballots for coach to complete and submit by Saturday.
Click here: for Rec picture envelop
Picture make up day:
USA of Indiana Hendricks County Rec Team Training
Each coach to schedule the team’s regular weekly training at the Avon Soccer Complex or Brownsburg Soccer Complex for an hour between 5:30p-7:30pm. There will be USA of Indiana staff available to help with training sessions including Lead Coaches, USA of Indiana Travel Coaches. Teams are strongly encouraged to hold team training at either complex on these days.
USA of Indiana Pike Rec Team Training
Each coach to schedule the team’s regular weekly training at Northwestway Park for an hour between 5:30p-7:30pm. There will be USA of Indiana staff available to help with training sessions including Lead Coaches, USA of Indiana Travel Coaches. Teams are strongly encouraged to hold team training at NWW on these days.
USA of Indiana REC ACADEMY for players and coaches, best in Central Indiana
Player wear uniform and break into teams with coach
Includes Model training session by Format of Play Group
Fusion USA of Indiana Rec Academy
“What’s next?” information.
1. Get your roster (see below for instructions)
2. Check online roster daily for any changes, late registrations, player movement at least through the second game.
3. Telephone each player asap and no later than Wednesday.
4. Invite players to both Academy sessions and include the dates/time/locations.
5.Coaches are expected at each Academy session since both are a part of coaching education.
6. Attend coaching training.
7. Every coach must take the one off Coaching Certification Course “Risk 101.”
Here is how to get your roster:
Log into your family/personal Blue Sombrero account.
click the VOLUNTEER tab on the left.
click on “Visit Team Page” button.
click on the ROSTER tab at the top.
click on the “Print Roster” button.
This opens an page that is easily downloaded/printed as an excel of the team roster.
One can then download it to a file to print by selecting from the dropdown “export to selected format” the format you want (excel).
Then click EXPORT to the right of the dropdown.
USA of Indiana Community Coaching Risk Management & Coaching Course Schedule
USA of Indiana KidSafe 101 Risk Management
USA of Indiana Coaching Certification Course 101
If you coach USA of Indiana and your name is not listed here, you must attend.
USA of Indiana Coach Training Session U5-U8 (3v3 & 4v4)
USA of Indiana Community Coach Training Session U10-U12 (6v6 & 8v8)
Why no Goalies
Sam Snow, U.S. Youth Soccer had the following interaction with a coach in Florida not long ago:Sam, can you send me some good articles or a comment on why we should play without goalies at U-8? I am trying to influence a club to change to this format.
The U-8 age group is still in an egocentric phase of psychological development, which tells us that we should allow these children to run and chase the ball, to be in the game – not waiting at the end of the field for the game to come to them. It is more important at this age that they chase the game. Children this age want to play with the toy (the ball) and they need to go to where the toy is to be fully engaged. Click here to read entire article.
Concussion Resource: It’s Better to Miss One Game Than the Whole Season
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC published Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes. Posted here is important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. If you think your athlete has sustained a concussion…don’t assess it yourself. Take him/her out of play, and seek the advice of a health care professional. http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html
Coach clipboard document: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/clipboard_Eng.pdf
Yikes only 3 players showed up for practice!
What do I do now?
Great training sessions when only 2, 3,4, 5 or 6 players show up for training session.
USA of Indiana’s “Rec Mentor Matches” when professional coaches mentor players and coaches during a rec game.Mentor Matches
Video on the Youth Soccer Coach:
Recreation Coach Manual
Recreation Coaching Manual
Great material for every youth Coach, includes child development, why children play sports, why children quit sports, training sessions.
Indiana Youth Soccer Recreation Coaching F Certificate Course
Click here to view F certificate course materials
USA of Indiana Community Recreation Tots, U5-U12 and USA of Indiana Rec Plus U13-U19 Coach Certificate Course
Click here to view USA of Indiana CCC course material
Indiana Youth Soccer Rec Coach Lesson Plans