Welcome to the Coaches Corner
A home for helpful resources to support you throughout your coaching career.
Why Should I Coach?
Coaching can be a very rewarding experience as you help children learn and grow, both in the game of soccer and in developing positive character traits.
Without a volunteer coach, our children would have no one to guide them on their journey, and ultimately wouldn't have the opportunity to play organized soccer at all.
What Does a Coach Do?
The coach's main job is to create an environment that allows the kids to have fun and learn about playing soccer. The coach is a leader, role model, safety officer, teacher, and soccer ambassador. A coach leads players through training and games.
You don't have to be a "soccer expert" or have prior coaching experience. You only have to be willing to be positive, enthusiastic, and supportive of a group of kids having fun learning to play a sport. We fully support US Soccer's Grassroots Coaching program, and offer short online courses that teach you the basics of coaching soccer. We also offer in-person coaching courses at Coquille.
Practices are generally one night per week (some older teams practice twice per week) . Coaches can choose practice days and times that fit their schedules. Games are on Saturdays at Coquille (5U-10U).
So, to sum it up....
- Coach practice 1 night per week (45 mins - 1 hour).
- Coach the game on Saturdays.
- Teach players the basics of soccer.
- Ensure a safe and fun environment for the players.
- Communicate with parents and other coaches.
- Follow club rules and policies.
1. Have a basic understanding of soccer, or be willing to complete a short online coaching course (US Soccer Grassroots 4v4 Course).
2. Be organized, enthusiastic, and patient with players.
3. Complete LSA Risk Management Requirements (see below)
4. Attend Pre-season Coach's Meeting.
5. Be open to suggestions and advice from the club's technical staff.
How to Register as a Volunteer
To volunteer as a soccer coach, you must:
1. Register as a Soccer Volunteer in Coquille's Rec Desk system.
2. Complete Louisiana Soccer Association's Risk Management requirements.
-- State and National Background Check (5 minutes to submit - 1 week to process)
-- CDC Heads Up Concussion Training (30 minutes online)
-- SafeSport Training (2 hours online)
Contact us for instructions.
A short 5 minute video with a thorough explanation of the Laws of the Game:
Modified / Detailed Rules by Age Group
Every coach must complete one of US Soccer's Grassroots Courses
Visit the US Soccer Learning Center to find a course.
Complete the free intro course and the online course for your level of play (4v4, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11)