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Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association

 

The FYSA summer season is starting soon and we are in great need of volunteer coaches for a variety of ages of youth recreational teams. This rewarding experience is a great way to make a difference in the lives of the young members of our soccer community.

Our programs range from PreK through High School and time commitments for coaching can be as little as 1 hour a week. There are options for specific nights of the week or even a Saturday morning league. All games take place at the FYSA soccer fields, located in central Fairbanks.

If you have any interest in sharing a love for soccer with the youth of our community, we want you involved. No previous coaching experience is required. Rosters and schedules are already posted and we are in full on coach recruitment crunch time!!!

Older teens can also coach the younger age group teams so if you're a soccer loving high school player and want to give back to the program, let us know!

Our Volunteer Coordinator and FYSA staff are here to support. Free coach trainings later this month are scheduled with the visiting National Education Manager from the Soccer Association for Youth.

Parents who volunteer to coach receive a discount code mid-season to use for their next registration. Soccer lovers without children in the program can also get discounted registration for our adult soccer league.

We’d love to match you up with a coaching spot that fits your schedule. There are lots of ways to reach us. Contact MJ our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or text 907-987-2054 or [email protected] Feel free to call the office at 907-456-3972 or text 907-987-6334 Register to coach at www.fysasoccer.org

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Free Training for Recreational Soccer Volunteer Coaches
Clinics all take place at the FYSA field complex. Please let us know which session you will attend. Clinics are planned to last 45 minutes. Options to choose from for all age groups PreK through 5th-6th Grade. Training is offered by Erika True, National Education Manager for Soccer Association for Youth (SAY Soccer), our parent organization for recreational programs. Erika is excited to visit Fairbanks for the second year in a row and will provide additional materials for all volunteer coaches looking to learn. Below are the clinic options. Only need to attend one. Attendance is NOT required for volunteer coaches. If you are interested in some training and resources but are not able to attend any of these, we can support in other ways during the season.

Tuesday, May 28th
PreK and Kindergarten Coaches: 1:00pm or 5:30pm
1st-2nd Grade Coaches: 2:00pm
3rd-4th Grade and 5th-6th Grade Coaches: 3:00pm or 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 29th
PreK and Kindergarten Coaches: 5:00pm
1st-2nd Coaches: 12:00pm or 6:00pm
3rd-4th Grade and 5th-6th Grade Coaches: 1:00pm


Thank you for all of the support that you show Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association!

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COACHING RESOURCES

Here are some helpful resources for those wonderful individuals who volunteer to coach youth soccer!

Click Here for the Summer 2019 Program Handbook!

FYSA's parent organization for recreational programs is the Soccer Association for Youth (SAY Soccer). On their website, there are some great resources such as video drills, printable drills, even an entire season's worth of practice plans that you can choose from. Check our their Coaching Resources page here: http://www.saysoccer.org/Default.aspx?tabid=333065

US Youth Soccer is another great resource. The USYSA Coaching Education department recently published some excellent 'Assistant Coach Series' publications. These Practice Activities for the Parent Coach are great resources for volunteers. 

U6/U8 (Kindergarten through 2nd grade): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQGa3uWzpWkZTBlTnc3QVJPbFU/view?usp=sharing
U10 (3rd-4th grade):  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQGa3uWzpWkbmM4YV91Y3Nxb2c/view?usp=sharing
U12 (5th-6th grade): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQGa3uWzpWkYmYxWjRFSE9Dd1k/view?usp=sharing

Some more great resources recently shared with us from US Youth Soccer:
https://www.youtube.com/user/usyouth?feature=mhee#g/c/CAE9B17E3CFFE714 
http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/CoachResourceCenter/ 
http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/coaches_document_center/ 
http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/SmallSidedGames/ 
http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/assets/1/1/Player's_Guide_2011.pdf 
http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/FUEL/ 
http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/clubhouse/

The following links also have great coaching suggestions for younger kids:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQGa3uWzpWkdUQ2dnZja0xJaTlNMktLeHJkRXJqaUFYb1RV/view?usp=sharing
http://files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/1429/Rnunes_-_Pre_K[1].pdf
http://www.freeyouthsoccerdrills.com/coaching-youth-soccer.html
http://www.footy4kids.co.uk/soccer_drills_and_games_for_very_young_children.htm
http://www.coachingsoccer101.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kieBeh9FoKs&spfreload=10

Feel free to coordinate your efforts with parents. Plan activities that are simple and don't be afraid of repetition. In fact, having several 'go to' drills that are worked on each week is actually a great learning method for young players. Whatever you decide to do as their coach, we're grateful for your time and are happy to help with your efforts.