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EPYSL Online Official Registration & Risk Management Disclosure

If you are interested in coaching for EPYSL, please contact Director of Coaching and Player Development Joel Barnett at joel@bearvalleyrealestate.com. Coaches must be approved each year by the EPYSL Board prior to receiving a team assignment for the upcoming playing season.

Once approved by the EPYSL Board to particiate in the upcoming playing season, each coach must complete a the one-time online risk management disclosure and be live scan fingerprinted before you will be assigned a team.

EPYSL will arrange and pay for your fingerprinting upon request.


Approved Coaches Only:

To complete the online dislclosure, click here to register now.

Live Scan Fingerprinting

 Fingerprinting is also required to Coach with EPYSL.

Once approved by the DOC, take the EPYSL Live Scan Form to the

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office in San Andreas along the $17.  Please

contact the sheriff's office at 754-6500 to make an appointment.

EPYSL CPR Training and Concussion Education



EPYSL Continued Coaching Education - Register NOW

  • Cal North Coaching Clinic - Feeney Park - Sunday, August 2 -  9AM - 12PM - Hosted By Carlos Menjivar, State Director of Competitive Coaching - Free

Click here to register for this course

  • EPYSL Coaching Module with Challenger Coaches - Friday August 7 - 4 - 5 PM - Feeney Park - Free

Click here to register for this module

  • NSCAA Level 2 Diploma Course -  Feeney Park, Murphys - Date: Saturday, August 8 - 9 AM - 4PM - Free

Promo Code: EPY0808L2

*Please enter the promo code above on the checkout page during registration.  There is a promo code field, and you need to enter the code, and then hit apply.  The total should drop from $50.00 to $0.00!

Description: The Level 2 Diploma develops on the ideas in Level 1 Diploma and is designed to help coaches implement developmentally appropriate training games to improve skill levels in a fun, safe and challenging environment. The Diploma has three parts, classroom with theory of coaching U8 - U10, field work with coaches and field work with U8 - U10 players. Coaches not working at this age group would benefit greatly from an appreciation of the developmental abilities and needs of this important age group.



EPYSL's Coaching Philosophy & The 'Club Way'

Ebbetts Pass Youth Soccer League adheres to the club development model and coaching philosophy shared by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as well as the US Soccer Federation (USSF) and the Cal North Soccer Associaation (CYSA).   The ‘club way’ emphasizes player development over win-loss results and seeks to encourage a love for the game, an emphasis on soccer specific technical skills developed through correct repetition, basic elements of small group tactics and team tactical development.

What does it take to be a successful coach for EPYSL ?

• Always put players first – no ego’s!

• Be Respectful, humble and maintin good character

• Understand your role in relation to the ‘big picture’

• Soccer is your passion                                                                  

• Have mentors and be a life-long learner of the game

• Be Brave – make tough decisions

For EPYSL, coaching is about more than just soccer. . .EPYSL coaches are expecpted to also educate our young atheletes holistically.  EPYSL's guiding coaching principles include developing the person and then the player; employ a player-centered decision making process;  emphasize individual development before team development; focus on long term development as the journey requires patience, detailed understanding and a sophisticated plan;  articulate how the game should be played;  train the way the club wants to play;  have conviction yet be brave and flexible;  accept short-term loss for long-term development.  For EPYSL coaches, understanding the relationship between style of play, training priorities, curriculum development and player development is essential.

If you aspire to coach youth soccer for EPYSL, please contact Director of Coaching Joel Barnett at joel@bearvalleyrealestate.com or League President Jeff Gouveia at jeff@bearvalleyrealestate.com.

Coaching Resources

The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department has introduced its latest coaching resources with three age-specific practice activity guides. The three guides — for the U6-U8, U-10 and U-12 age groups — give coaches an idea of what should be covered throughout a season while highlighting activities that focus on development in a low-stress, fun-filled environment.  The practice activity guides can be very beneficial to those new to coaching youth soccer and act as a useful resource for experienced youth coaches. You can download all three practice activity guides below, as well as other useful resources from the US Youth Soccer Coaching Department.

Coaches Document Center
Includes the Player Development Model, Vision Document, Skills School and Coaching Manual

Training Session Template

Coaches Section:  http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/

NSCAA - National Soccer Coaches Association of America

The mission of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is to develop and to deliver educational programming and events that inspire members to improve and to enhance their involvement in soccer. The NSCAA will activate a network of coaches, and others, involved in the sport who will take responsibility for advancing soccer in the greater community.  The NSCAA offers a comprehensive yet focused curriculum inclusive of all coaches at all levels of the game.

To learn more about NSCAA coaching courses or to sign up for any of the courses below, please go to: http://www.nscaa.com/education/coaching-courses