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USSF Recommended Training Priorities

Best Practices for Coaching Youth Soccer- "This document is designed to give youth and junior level coaches a basic set of ideas that can help open up the game of soccer to children in ways that celebrate the spontaneous qualities of soccer."

SafeSport Training

All individuals over the age of 18 must complete SafeSport Training in order to be on the field as a coach, assistant coach, or helper of any sort.  Please see the instructions below to complete your training.

US Center for SafeSport: To enroll in this program click on the link below, click on “Sign In,” click on “Register.”

When prompted make sure to select US Soccer as your NGB and then enter the access code provided below.

o To register or learn more:

o Access code: YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M

  • In order to complete your course registration, you will receive an email to confirm your email address.

You must respond to this email to activate your account.

  • Upon completion, print out your certificate and keep on file.

Hints and Tips

How a Soccer Coach Supports the Players

As a soccer coach, your players count on you during the season for guidance and support. The following are some ways to help your kids through the soccer season:

  • Be specific with your praise

  • Stop practices to point out when a player does something well rather than when they make a mistake

  • While providing feedback, use the "sandwich" method by placing a critical remark between two encouraging comments

  • Pile on the praise for kids giving their best and displaying good sportsmanship

  • Provide constant positive reinforcement - it's the key to improvement

  • Focus on fun and safety instead of wins and losses

  • Be passionate and enthusiastic and it carries over to your players

  • Have reasonable expectations and set attainable goals for the kids

  • Remember that kids making mistakes is all part of the learning process


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