Congrats on a great season. One way we support you, our amazing volunteer coaches, is providing high-quality, easy-to-access coaching instruction. Here are a few ways to continue to advance your skills as a coach. Looking ahead to the spring, we highly recommend you take advantage of one of these opportunities. If you have never taken a soccer course before, you will need to log in and take a brief (~20 min), free, online Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module before signing up for any of the below courses. This link will take you directly there.
1. Sign up to attend a professional coaching course right here in Milton this spring. Milton Soccer is pleased to be hosting 4v4 and 9v9 blended (part virtual, part in-person) US Soccer coaching courses right here in Milton this coming Spring. These courses are run by professional coaches from MA Youth Soccer and are part of US Soccer’s Grassroots License Pathway described here. You will learn the basics of how to run an effective practice, how to teach skills and how to keep soccer fun. These are four-hour courses, two via zoom and two in-person, where coaches will learn about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the age group-specific characteristics of your players. This is a perfect training opportunity for any new coaches, all K-2+ (4v4) and 5th-6th grade (9v9) coaches, and any coaches who would like to brush up on the basics.
- 4v4 course: Wednesday, Apr 27 Zoom call, 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Sunday, May 1, Flatley Field (fka Milton Healthcare) - 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Signup: https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/3/details/9430
- 9v9 course: Wednesday, Apr 6 Zoom call, 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Sunday, Apr 10, Flatley Field (fka Milton Healthcare) - 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Signup: https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/3/details/9429
- Cost: Free! (pay $70 when you sign up and Milton Soccer will reimburse you upon course completion)
2. Attend other in-person coaching courses periodically hosted throughout the region. These include grassroots courses - 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 - and more advanced courses. Milton Soccer is also happy to reimburse you for these. Periodically check here for upcoming courses available throughout the region.
3. Attend online coaching courses. All of U.S. Soccer's Grassroots courses (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) are available online. If you cannot attend an in-person course, please consider signing up for an online version here. Cost is $25 - Milton Soccer happy to reimburse you upon completion.
If you have any questions please contact Mike O'Hanlon at [email protected]. Thank you for coaching!!