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Southern Soccer Academy-Coastal

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Coach Resources

Coaching Manuals
5U5U Practice Activities 5U Practice Structure
6U6U Practice Activities 6U Practice Structure
8U8U Practice Activities 8U Practice Structure
10U10U Practice Activities 10U Practice Structure
12U12U Practice Activities 12U Practice Structure
14U-19U14U to 19U Practice Activities 14U to 19U Practice Structure
Rec Coach Game Day Handbook
SSA 5U to 8U Rec Coach Game Day Handbook
Rec Coach Game Day HandbookSSA 10U to 19U Rec CoachGame Day Handbook
10U+ Rec Coach Admin Handbook10U+ Rec Coach Admin Handbook

Sample Coaching Session 1 for 5U/6U/8U - Click HERE
Sample Coaching Session 2 for 10U+ - Click HERE

Rec Coach Shirt Order Link (for new coaches or current coaches needing a new SSA Coach shirt) - Click HERE

Additional Resources


SSA Respect ProgramGuidelines for parents, referees, and coaches on how to best provide for a positive environment for players
Injury Prevention and CareHow to help prevent injuries, provide basic first-aid care, and help players recover from them if they do occur
SSA Safe Soccer Program InformationProgram used to provide a safe environment for players to play soccer. Includes important information regarding a volunteer coach's legal obligations in reporting evidence of abuse or neglect.
Kid Safe FormMust be completed by all volunteers and turned into the club
KINS PhilosophyDescribes the ideal environment for players to play soccer and develop
Medical Release FormWhen completed by the parent/guardian of each player, this contains essential medical information and who to contact in the event of a player injury.This form also protects you as the coach from any financial obligations should you need to call for medical assistance for a player if the parents aren't present.
Concussion InformationHow to identify the signs of concussion, and how to manage a player's return to play.
Player Safety Video from US SoccerInformation on Concussion awareness and other safety issues


Coach Education Classes and Licences

Georgia Soccer conducts the State Coaching School Program to educate and certify soccer coaches in accordance with the national coaching scheme. Regardless of previous coaching or playing experience, the Georgia Soccer Coaching School Program is designed to help each coach develop a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of coaching soccer. 

Who Can Attend

Courses are FREE for all registered members of SSA (coaches and parents). 
They are strongly recommended for anyone who will be involved in coaching in the upcoming season. 

When Are Course Offered

Most courses are held in pre-spring (January & February) and pre-fall (July & August) period of each year. Course schedules are typically posted in mid December and Mid June respectively. 

How To Enroll

G course is offered the traditional way (4 hrs in person), or NEW online format. For more information click here
The F course is only available the traditional way at this time. 

To register for the currently available classes, please CLICK HERE

The link will take you to the GA Soccer website. Click "List All" to display a list of all the coaching courses that are currently offered. 

Participants can register for courses at whichever location and date that is most convenient for them. Highlight and click on the course you are interested in and it will take you to the registration page of that event.

Course Descriptions

State ‘G’ Certificate Coaching Course -  Aimed at coaches and parents of U-6 and U-8 players. The course is 4 hours long and provides fun activities that enhance players’ skill development. Attendance is required to receive the ‘G’ certificate. 
State ‘F’ Certificate Coaching Course - Aimed at coaches and parents who are working with U-10 and U-12 Recreational players. The emphasis is on teaching young players through a variety of fun games and practices. The course consists of 7 hours of instruction and practice. Attendance is required to receive the ‘F’ certificate.

State ‘E’ Certificate Coaching Course - Aimed at coaches of recreational players U-14 and older. The course consists of 7 hours of instruction and practice. Attendance is required to receive the ‘Rec E’ certificate. There is no pre-requisite for this course as long as attendees are coaching U-14 or older. The ‘Rec E’ certificate cannot be used as a pre-requisite for the ‘D’ course.



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SSA Office, 40 Whitlock Place Suite 200
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: 678-594-5041
Email: [email protected]

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