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2 Weston Soccer Club Spring 2012 New Coaches Meeting 7:00 PM – HS Media Room March 27, 2012

3 Welcome Contacts –Steve Russell, President ( –Monny Cochran, Co-Director of Coach & Player Development ( –John Power, Co-Director Coach & Player Development ( ) -- Bruce Birren, Referee Development ( –Sara Osborn, Field & Ref Coordinator ( –Sue Spencer, Registrar ( –Polly McCabe, Uniforms & Equipment ( March 27, 2012

4 Sue Spencer is the Club’s Registrar. A. CORI Forms B. MYSA Rosters March 27, 2012 Administrative Items -1

5 March 27, 2012

6 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 March 27, 2012

7 Administrative Items - 2 Fields & Refs – Sara will communicate all game & practice field information as well as all ref assignments. If fields are closed on game day, coordinate with Sara to reschedule and for ref assignment. 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 March 27, 2012

8 Administrative Items - 3 BAYS Schedules – ( 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: Memorial Day weekend is May 28 th. Public school break – April 16 th to April 20 th. March 27, 2012

9 Games – Do’s & Don’ts DO… –Contact your opposing coach the Wed. before your game and confirm time and location. –Send directions to your families for all games. –Play kids in multiple positions, including goal. –Adhere to the “Equal Playing Time” policy as outlined on the website. DO NOT… –Yell at your players! –Choose winning over player development! March 27, 2012

10 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? March 27, 2012

11 Practices March 27, 2012 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 – BALL, GROUP, SCRIMMAGE General Format for a Practice Session – 90 minutes 1.Warm Up (5 minutes) 2.Drills to reinforce a specific technique or concept Example: turns, passing, 1v1 moves (20 min. – mostly individual) 3.Games: implement and reinforce the specific technique or concept (30 min. - group) 4.Scrimmage (30 min.) 5.Team Meeting – Review, Preview, Stay Positive (5 min.)

12 Practices 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 – BALL, GROUP, SCRIMMAGE Development progression Plan practices ahead of time Keep them moving Lots of individual ball skills Focus on details of the technique Keep everyone involved – (e.g. dribbling game, lose ball…back in after 5 juggles) Remember, it’s a game… have fun! March 27, 2012

13 Sample Practice (U10) Before: Set up first drill First 1/3 –Warm up (juggling, HW = 5 juggles) –Dribble w/ speed (laces) –Inside cut –Outside cut Second 1/3 –Pirates of the Pugg ( –Apply moves learned Final 1/3 –Scrimmage, practice moves and corner kicks End: Review, Preview, Stay Positive March 27, 2012

14 U-09 & U-10 Clinics March 27, 2012 SKILLS AND INTEGRATION Began in spring of 2010, now supported by Coerver of New England. One clinic per week, one team practice per week. Focus on individual player development – “one ball, one player”. Entire age group trains together, regardless of team placement. One week of goalie training in spring of 2011 (April 11 th and 12 th ).

15 Five Key Reminders SAFETY AND CLEAN UP 1.Pick up trash after each practice session 2.Every practice, move goals to preserve goal mouth. 3.Have a cell phone with police info saved! (Weston Police 781-893-4803) (Weston Fire 781-893-2372) 4. Keep medical information of players on hand (during practices and games) 5. Please keep kids off the goals! March 27, 2012

16 Other important information COMMUNICATION AND PAPERWORK 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 coach passcard. March 27, 2012

17 Coaching Clinics & Materials Coaches clinic – March 31 st from 2pm to 4pm at Weston High School MYSA Coaching License On-line Courses Other resources –Coach Deck Cards (great practice/drills) –Videos –Books –Website –Monny Cochran & John Power, Co-Directors of Coach & Player Development ( March 27, 2012

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