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A GOOD COACH
CAN CHANGE
A GAME,
A GREAT COACH
CAN CHANGE
A LIFE.
-John Wooden

Coaches Needed

The fall season is coming up and with over 850 kids registered players and climbing, we still need coaches. All coaches get 50% off their child's registration.

If interested email
u6cc@mantecasoccer.com for under 6 teams
bccmasl@mantecasoccer.com for boys teams older than u6
gccmasl@mantecasoccer.com for girls teams older than u6

 

The first question each of us asked when we decided to coach is WHY?

Some other reasons are:

• To give our youth the opportunity to be soccer players.
• To develop a life-long interest in soccer and understanding of the sport by all.
• To spend quality time with my own child along with making friends with other children and parents. To HAVE FUN

Whatever your reason, organizing what needs to be done with help makes the season a positive experience for all. Setting your goals to match the players and parents goals are what develops by the end of the season. This is best done by asking the players and parents, 'What do you want to see accomplished?", at the team meeting or beginning of the season. The answers show the players you have a positive outlook towards them. Your taking time to show interest in them will develop an understanding, and mutual trust. To do this, You need to find out three things the beginning of the season.

What experience do they already have?
What can they handle?
What would they like to accomplish?

Next, you will want to get into the PLAY part of coaching. Your most important task is to develop and lead your team to a successful goal. This is accomplished through play at practice and in gameplay. To most players to play is more important than to win. For youth, the feeling of happiness is what helps them be there at games and at practices. Your goal is to instruct in a way that promotes this. Coaching clinics and many books now address this. Play also promotes motivation.

Everyone needs to know the WHAT, WHEN, WHY, and HOW you practice. The players must know "THEY CAN DO IT." Negative criticism should be put in a way that does not destroy that. Just as important is that each player needs to know what he is doing wrong to improve. Keep it as simple as let the player have the opportunity to succeed. Motivation makes for success.

Remember the team you are coaching is influenced by players, parents, officials, and the community as a whole. Positive contributions by everyone will make your experience a happy one. FUN is what keeps our players and parents involved, and returning year after year. Remember that your team must be represented at each MASL coaches meeting, for any pertinent information that gets handed out or spoken about. The coach is responsible for ensuring that all information is relayed to the team. Ensure that your team is always kept up to date, by having representation at all meetings.

HAVE A SUCCESSFUL AND FUN SEASON!!!

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Important Contacts
Director of Coaching
High Comp Commissioner
- Ranger Coaches
U6 Coach Coordinator
- U6 Coaches
Girls Coach Coordinator
- U8, U10, U12 Girls Coaches
Boys Coach Coordinator
- U8, U10, U12 Boys Coaches
Upper House Coordinator
- U14, U19 Coaches