If you are interested in coaching for EPYSL, please contact Director of Coaching and Player Development Joel Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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
Coaches Section: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/
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