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 the 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!
U.S. Congress passed a comprehensive law, in 2017 (the “SafeSport Act”), focused on protecting athletes that are minors. In turn U.S. Soccer (and all U.S. Olympic National Governing Bodies – NGB) and its members (Cal South) will be utilizing U.S. Center for SafeSport to meet the requirement of the SafeSport Act to offer consistent training to adult members who are in regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors.
If you are a returning coach, please go through steps 1, 2, and 6 below. If you are a new coach (head or assistant), there is a six (6) step process summarized below. Here's a link to Coach Information Packet 2020 that has more how-to details.
Coach registration will be in Cal South's Affinity Platform "Affinity". The platform 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.
Install the Sport Engine mobile app (iOS and Android supported) and keep up with the latest schedules, results, news and statistics. Share photos and videos right from the game and enjoy rosters and player profiles, complete with game-by-game statistics.
You can find more information about how to stay connected to your team(s) on the Coach / Parent Resource page on our website (under the 'Coaches' tab).
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)