Why? US Soccer recommends 2-3 practices between competitive matches. Unfortunately, due to the demand for fields, SFRPD cannot make that possible for all teams. However, this does not mean you can't find other ways to get your players together to play (with or without you!):
More Players Playing Longer
Enabled coaches are more likely to progress with their team, instead of 'going as far as they can', which is typically 5th grade / U12.
We invest our time and resources in educating the coaches at each level to encourage the playing opportunity for their players.
COACH EDUCATION EVENTS
We are still working on the specifics of fall coaching classes. Keep checking back for updates! We will have classroom and on-field opportunities.
Our clinics provide relevant and important tips, techniques, and styles of coaching that coaches can add to their toolboxes. Coaches will feel confident in their ability to coach the players on their team, and not just to 'run a practice', which leads to increased engagement and participation.
The SF Youth Soccer coaches education program is aimed at impacting the coach, who can then impact their team. We recognize that:
SFYS not only requires a Coaching License with field training, but we provide supplemental education opportunities to help the coach achieve more and help to grow the game.