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.



We are still working on the specifics of fall coaching classes. Keep checking back for updates!  ​We will have classroom and on-field opportunities.

Confident Coaches

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.



Playing Opportunities

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!):

​​​The SF Youth Soccer coaches education program is aimed at impacting the coach, who can then impact their team. We recognize that:

  • a bad experience can lead to children dropping out of sports.
  • fewer than 30% of coaches at U14 / 6th and 7th grades have received sport-specific skills. Reference

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.