For our Coaches!

It is the mission of all Sky River coaches to provide a safe, instructive and fun environment for all players, regardless of skill level. It is encouraged that all coaches strive to learn more about the important role they play in a child's development in soccer.

NCYSA RECREAIONAL PLAY RULES
Download an electronic version of the NCYSA Rec. Playing Rules

SKY RIVER COACHING TRAINING
SRSC is committed to your continued coaching development and we ask that you take the time to attend coaching clinics in order to further strengthen and benefit the training of SRSC players, as well as make your time coaching more worthwhile and beneficial. SRSC will cover the costs of the successful completion of coaching clinics sponsored by Washington Youth Soccer (up to D level license).

Depending on your teams and age groups, we ask that all coaches work to obtain WYS coaching certification appropriate to the age level that you will be coaching. If you already have this certification - congratulations! Please see the following link for a list of WYS sponsored clinics and contact information:

Washington Youth Soccer Coaching Clinics "Technical Zone"

Game Nutrition
Good nutrition for all soccer players involves good nutritional habits before, during and after soccer practices and games.

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Coaching Education
Managing Substitutions

Coaching Blog
Check out the Coaching Blog for some insights from our Director of Coaching, Sam Snow.

Books on soccer usually have adult fans in mind or adult coaches. There are only a few books on our sport that have children as the reader audience in mind. Playing the game is the most important piece in a young soccer player's journey to learn the game. Next comes being coached well and given support by the player's family and friends as he or she goes through the ups and downs in a soccer career. The final piece is watching the game played by superior players and reading about the game. The IPlay Soccer Series for parents, kids and coaches offers books for kids to better understand the beautiful game I recommend the books for young players to read for their enjoyment and the soccer lessons to be learned. Please read this blog entry to learn more about this new and wonderful resource for all of the young players you know.

https://learnsportbooks.com/behind-books-blog-entries-transitioning-playing-positions/