COACHING CORNER Coaching meeting prior to start of Fall Season - check back for details!IMPORTANT NOTEAll coaches must receive Risk Management Clearance through WYS.
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AN OVERVIEW OF ONALASKA'S PROGRAMS
Fall seasons are offered. U6 Mod is available for 4 - 5 year olds. This program is offered to children as an introduction to soccer and provides learning in a fun, low-competitive environment. Mod is offered for ages U8 through U10 (ages 6 - 9), and plays within Lewis County. Modified field size, rules and number of players on the field provide excellent skill building opportunities. Full field soccer is offered for ages U12 - U18 (ages 9 - 17), and plays in District 7 (Lewis, Thurston, and Greys Harbor Counties).Something new for coaches this year
AN OVERVIEW OF ONALASKA'S PROGRAMS
Fall seasons are offered. U6 Mod is available for 4 - 5 year olds. This program is offered to children as an introduction to soccer and provides learning in a fun, low-competitive environment. Mod is offered for ages U8 through U10 (ages 6 - 9), and plays within Lewis County. Modified field size, rules and number of players on the field provide excellent skill building opportunities. Full field soccer is offered for ages U12 - U18 (ages 9 - 17), and plays in District 7 (Lewis, Thurston, and Greys Harbor Counties).
The safety of our players is paramount to Washington Youth Soccer. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for youth athletes, with as many as 1 in 250 youth athletes having a heart disorder that may increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. On July 24, 2015, a new State of Washington law regarding sudden cardiac arrest awareness will go into effect. SB 5083 – referred to as the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Act – was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor with the intent of making youth athletes, their families, and coaches aware of sudden cardiac arrest.
Similar to the Zachery Lystedt Law (HB 1824) for concussion awareness passed in 2009, SB 5083 specifically outlines requirements for private nonprofit groups, such as youth soccer clubs/associations, to comply with prior to their first use of school facilities in Washington State by the private nonprofit group. For our member organizations, this means that each club/association that requests school fields/facilities must comply with SB 5083 before the school district will allow use of their facilities.
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) recently notified WA Youth Soccer of the new law and WIAA has been charged by the Legislature with providing resources for school districts and private nonprofit groups to comply with the new law and raise awareness of this important issue
Coach Training and Certificate of Completion Every Three Years - every three years, each WA Youth Soccer coach and assistant coach must complete an online sudden cardiac arrest prevention program and submit a certificate showing completion of the program to the club/association. WIAA is still working on the training program for coaches; in the meantime, WIAA recommends the use of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) online training. The training takes approximately 15 minutes and is available for free at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61032.HOW TO ACCESS YOUR TEAM ROSTER
Click here for a PDF of how to sign in to see a page with buttons to print yourDetailed or Safe Roster Pages.
Super Mod Coaching HandoutsTwo printable handouts are available to Super Mod coaches, curtesy of Chinqually Booters Soccer Club:As a supplement to pre-season coach training sessions conducted by Rob Walker, Head Coach of St. Martin's University, the CBSC Super Mod Coach's Handbook is available.The CBSC Super Mod DooGeeWhatSis is a set of practice plans an other useful information and tips for coaches.
Ongoing Training Opportunities and Resources
Ongoing support for coaching education is offered through Blackhills FC. Coaches are welcome to attend and observe training sessions. If you are interested, email James Charette, Blackhills Technical Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out Washington Youth Soccer's Technical Zone for training ideas, lesson plans, age appropriate training, online courses and more!
More Coaching Aids:US Soccer's Laws of the GameUSS's Best PracticesUSS's Age Group Organization
District 7 - PSC is a member club within Thurston County Youth Soccer Association (TCYSA).
TCYSA is a member club within Washington Youth Soccer Association, District 7 (D7)
D7 is a geographic area within Washington Youth Soccer (WYS)
WYS is a member club withinUS Youth Soccer (USYS)
US Soccer is the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States
Washington State Referee Committee is the group responsible for referees