The SBSC loves its coaches! You do not need to have played professional soccer or even know much about soccer in order to coach. Some important skills include (1) having good communication and listening skills, (2) leading by example (respect for referees, other team, etc....), (3) empower players to do they best they can, (4) enthusiasm, (5) understanding the basics of the game, and (6) having FUN!!!!!
For Micro (U7), a team can have a head coach and several assistant coaches.
For U8 and older divisions, our policy is teams may have one head coach and one assistant coach.
The SBSC supports coaches with articles, links to videos, and emailing lesson plans. Please consider volunteering!
If you are a returning coach, please go through steps 1 and 2 below. If you are a new coach (head or assistant), there is a five (5) step process summarized below. Here's a link to Coach Packet 2018 that has more how-to details.
Below are links to documents that will help you get started:
Coach registration will be in the "Affinity" / Cal South system. The system tracks the licensing and risk management status for each coach. The process should only take a few minutes.
The following link will take you to instructions.
Coach's Bag: Each coach will be provided a "Coach's Bag" of goodies, which will include soccer balls, mini ball pump, pinnies, cones, goalie shirt and first aid kit.
Uniforms: Game uniforms (with shorts and socks) will be distributed by the end of August.
Game Schedules: Links to schedules will be published by the end of August.
A critical part of a successful season is communication. As a coach, you need to be certain that you, your players, and their parents are all aware of the objectives of the SBSC. Your season will be most successful if you maintain a consistent flow of information throughout the season by working with your Assistant Coach and team parent to provide key information as it becomes available. Here is a link (Season Preparation) with some suggestions
The SBSC policy is play each player at least 50% of the game time.
The Scott Billington Memorial Award honors Scott’s leadership and invaluable contributions made to the community, and in particular to the SBSC. The recipient(s) are honored for their leadership and selfless enthusiasm and whose contributions to the SBSC honor Scott’s spirit. The award will be presented at the SBSC Annual General Meeting, which is typically held in late February or early March. (read more)