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  1. Weston Soccer Club Fall 2008 New Coaches Meeting 7:00 PM – HS Media Room September 3, 2008

  2. Welcome • Contacts • Bill McCabe, President (billmccabe@westonsoccer.org) • Saad Dinno, Vice President (saadd@comcast.net) • John Power, Dir. of Coach & Player Development (jpwsc@comcast.net) • Bruce Birren, Referee Development (bwb@broad.mit.edu) • Donna Gardner, Field & Ref Coordinator (chooch.gardner@comcast.net) • Sue Spencer, Registrar (suespencer@westonsoccer.org) • Polly McCabe, Uniforms & Equipment (ppmccabe@comcast.net) September 3, 2008

  3. Administrative Items -1 Sue Spencer is the Club’s Registrar • A. CORI Forms • B. MYSA Rosters

  4. Administrative Items - 1

  5. Administrative Items - 1 Sue Spencer is the Club’s Registrar • A. CORI Forms • B. MYSA Rosters • C. BAYS coaching cards • D. Medical Sheets • E. Player Information (htm. & csv.) • G. Birth Certificates • H. Seasonal Information Sheet

  6. Administrative Items - 2 • Fields & Refs – Donna will communicate all game & practice field information as well as all ref assignments. • If fields are closed, coordinate with Donna for a ref on a re-scheduled game. • No unilateral changes permitted • Just because a field is open does not permit a coach/team to use it. • No access to HS/MS Fields before 5:45 PM September 3, 2008

  7. Administrative Items - 3 • BAYS Schedules – (www.bays.org) If you need assistance please e-mail your AD • BAYS Section Captain – see website for responsibilities on inputting section scores • BAYS Pre-Poning Policy – Two weeks notice req’d • Holidays: • Columbus Day – Weekend of Oct. 11th & 12th • Yom Kippur – Thursday, October 9, 2008 September 3, 2008

  8. Games – Do’s & Don’ts • DO – contact your opposing coach the Wed. before your game and confirm time and location. • DO – send directions to your families for all games. • DO – Play kids in multiple positions. • DO – Adhere to the “Equal Playing Time” policy as outlined on the website. • DO NOT – Yell at your players! September 3, 2008

  9. Referee Primer • Who are they? • What can you, as coaches, expect? • What should you communicate to your parents regarding these referees? • Will the referees make mistakes? • When do you speak to the referee? • How do coaches provide feedback on the referees?

  10. Practices • Development Progression • Plan practices ahead of time September 3, 2008

  11. Practices General Format for a Practice Session – 1 ½ Hours • Warm Up – 5-10 minutes • Drills to reinforce a specific technique or concept, (e.g. turns, passing, 1-1 defense etc) – 10-15 minutes • Games which implement and reinforce the specific technique or concept – 30 minutes • Scrimmage – 30 to 40 minutes

  12. Sample Practice • Soccer Practice – Weston Rapids/Thunder (BU-10/GU-09) • Shooting #1 • April 16, 2008 • Objectives: To improve the shooting skills of each player. • Warm UP – Mariner Warm UP – (5-minutes) • Demonstrate the basics of shooting: (5-10-minutes) • Strike ball with laces of your foot • Stay over ball to keep shot low, if girls lean back then shot will go high • Point opposite foot in direction you want shot going • Follow thru with leg • Important to use both feet • Basic Shooting Drill – (10 minutes): Groups of two – 15 yards apart – focus on proper technique and • have each girl pass ball with shooting technique. Add two cones to simulate goals and focus on accuracy.Water Break (5 minutes) • World Cup Drill (20-25 minutes) -Three or four teams of (3) each. (with or without goalie depending on • numbers) – goals can only be scored using laces! • Water Break (5 minutes) • Mini-Scrimmage-4th Grade Girls (35 minutes)

  13. Practices • Development Progression • Plan practices ahead of time • Keep them moving • Lots of individual ball skills September 3, 2008

  14. Practices • Development Progression • Plan practices ahead of time • Keep them moving • Lots of individual ball skills • Focus on details of the technique • Keep “losers” involved – (e.g. dribbling game, lose ball…back in after 5 juggles) • 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 – ball, group, scrimmage September 3, 2008

  15. Five Key Reminders • Pick up trash after each practice session

  16. Five Key Reminders • Pick up trash after each practice session • Every practice, move goals so we don’t tear up the goal mouths! September 3, 2008

  17. Five Key Reminders • Pick up trash after each practice session • Every practice, move goals so we don’t tear up the goal mouths! • Have a cell phone with police info saved!

  18. Five Key Reminders • Pick up trash after each practice session • Every practice, move goals so we don’t tear up the goal mouths! • Have a cell phone with police info saved! • Keep medical information of players on-hand. • Keep kids off the goals! September 3, 2008

  19. Other important information • Communicate with your Age Director if you have any problems with your players or parents. • Communicate with your BAYS Division Director if there are any changes to the game schedule. • No playing the game without rosters. • No playing the game without at least one passcard. September 3, 2008

  20. Coaching Clinics & Materials • Development License Coaching Clinic being offered on September 14, 2008. • Premier License Coaching Clinic being offered on September 21, 2008. • MYSA Coaching License Courses • MPS/Play Soccer Clinics – 3 per team per season • Other resources • Coach Deck Cards • Videos • Books • Web-site • John Power, Director of Coach & Player Development September 3, 2008