As with any volunteer organization coaches are the backbone of the structure and your participation is welcome.
You do not need to be an expert in soccer as training is available for as much as you wish to pursue. St.Marys Minor Soccer will cover the cost of any coaching clinic you wish to attend (you must contact us prior to registration). Interested individuals can email us at email@example.com.
St Marys Minor Soccer will offer Coaching Clinics through Ontario Soccer Association (http://www.ontariosoccer.net/coach/coach-courses)
U4/U5 = Active Start (Myte) - 4 hour course
U6/U8= FUNdementals (Tyke) - 8 hour course (1 day)
U9 - U12 = Learn To Train - 16 hour (2 day)
U13+ = Soccer For Life - 16 hour (2 day)
Respect in Soccer and Make Ethical Decision and to study prevention of head injuries are also needed.
All players need to come to practice with a ball, or a ball must be provided for the players. Players will not get the necessary touches on the ball to develop in a timely manner without the ball. The following will help you along as you start preparing your sessions:
St. Marys Minor Soccer is asking for volunteers to help coach or play a role in supporting the organization by helping with the administration of soccer.
Coaching has various stages and the Mites are the youngest and the kids just want to have fun and learn to be part of a team. The Tykes and U9 is a critical age where the kids want to learn the game and are keen to develop their skills. People think you have to know soccer to coach this group but it is more important to have children management skills. We will support coaches in program development.