Role of the Coach
The key to coaching is to teach players so that they can develop their own physical and mental capabilities through playing soccer. The best guiding principal of coaching is to allow players the opportunity to learn the game by playing it.
These grassroots development workshops will cover the contents of the handbook. It addresses the benefits of being well-prepared and organized prior to practice, as well as introducing techniques to further challenge players by adapting activities and exercises. In order for you and your players to get the full benefits intended in the book, it is vital you attend and participate, as it will be an excellent opportunity for you to work together with coaches from your neighbourhood and club and begin your Coaching Education.
SBMC Coaching Requirements
- Certification of your specific age group (mandatory for head coach only, optional for assistants). Must complete CSA online first, then BCSA on the field.
- Complete Criminal Record Check (mandatory for all team officials).
Code of Conduct:
Many of these activities, exercises and games have their origins in street soccer, providing the player with an opportunity to play soccer for the love of the game and the pleasure it brings them. Added pressure placed on young players, to win at all costs, outs an over-emphasis on short-term achievements. Unfortunately, for some players, this pressure from adults can reduce the joy of participating and being part of a team, club and possibly the larger soccer community.
Code of Conduct – Players
Children should be encouraged to:
- Display fair play and sportsmanship at all times
- Shake hands with the opposition after the game
- Accept the match supervisor’s decision
- Play to the best of their ability
- Experiment with skills and moves
- Have fun
Code of Conduct – Adults
With this in mind, coaches and parents attending these games should:
- Give positive feedback
- Be patient
- Ensure evenly matched games
- Emphasize good behaviour and sportsmanship
- Be supportive of good play from both teams
Coaches and parents should NOT:
- Shout abuse
- Emphasize results