Coaches

Mission Statement

It is the mission of United Valley Soccer Association to promote the sport of soccer; to provide an atmosphere that fosters constructive education in soccer skills and the rules of the game; to provide a safe and secure environment in which to practice and play; and to provide an activity where courtesy, common sense, and good sportsmanship prevail for all players, coaches, parents and fans.

Overview

A key component in United Valley Soccer Association's mission is the volunteer coach. UVSA administers both a fall and spring program. The fall program is a recreational league for beginning players and utilizes the volunteer efforts of many first-time coaches. The spring program is a competitive travel league for seasoned players and the coaches often have multiple years of experience through our fall program and even some high school coaching experience. No matter what level of experience, UVSA holds all our coaches to the same standards and expectations. The most important of these is emphasizing fun through the teaching of soccer fundamentals and promoting strong teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fair play - both on and off the field.

Handbook

Several years ago, United Valley Soccer Association developed a handbook for our coaches. This handbook contains valuable information regarding our fall soccer program. The handbook is now available in PDF format for our coaches and interested parents/guardians.

   Coaches' Handbook

Forms

The following are links to the forms all UVSA volunteer coaches need (forms are PDF files):

   Volunteer Application - UVSA is required to file a copy of this form for every adult volunteer who has direct contact

with youth players. UVSA uses this form to run criminal background checks, free of charge. Each adult volunteer MUST provide a completed application to the UVSA Coaching Coordinator prior to the start of their respective season, each and every year.

   SAY Injury Report - UVSA is required by our secondary medical insurance provider to submit this form with every claim.

UVSA coaches must complete an Injury Report for all injuries that require medical treatment and occur at practice or games.

Application

In our continued effort to improve the quality of our programs, United Valley Soccer Association will be requiring that all prospective coaches complete a coaching application beginning Spring 2013. The one page application must be completed before any head coach or assistant coach will be permitted to participate in UVSA sponsored events. The following is the link to the printable coaching application (in PDF form):

   UVSA Coaching Application

Resources

The following websites have been chosen based on the quality of their information:

 

Sites providing example soccer drills:

Questions

For questions about coaching, please contact David Hepler by email at president@unitedvalleysoccer.com,

or by completing this form - CONTACT.


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