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Coaches

Coach Support and Mentoring

Princeton Youth Soccer provides support and mentoring for coaches of all skill and experience levels.  This includes help with session planning, player and team development, interactions with players and parents, and the management of your team and its relationships with officials and coaches from other clubs.  

Whether you would like support with administrative challenges, need to solve a specific problem your team is having on the field, or want help in planning an entire season of practices, contact PYSA with questions or concerns.  Coaching consultation and mentoring is also available.

Coaches Application

Coaching candidates must complete the ONLINE COACHING APPLICATION. 

  • All required documents are included in the application.
  • Be sure you know your Certificate of Concussion Training completion date before you begin the application. You can look it up here.
  • You will also be expected to submit to a Criminal Background Check (Traveling coaches here, In-House coaches will be contacted with a secure link).  To begin your Criminal Background Check please click here.

THANK YOU to all the volunteer coaches!

 

Mandatory Concussion Training Effective September 1, 2011

This past legislative session, a bill was passed and signed into law regarding concussions and youth athletes.  Minnesota has joined a growing number of states that have passed laws on providing concussion information, training and procedures to be followed for youth athletes to return to play.  The law is effective as of September 1st, 2011.

The Minnesota legislation requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute’s requirements.  
 
Princeton Youth Soccer would like to point out several things:

  • The statute applies to all practices and games.
  • Even though the statute does not officially take effect until September 1, the online training is available now.  Princeton Youth Soccer requires that coaches take the online video training session and test developed by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Federation of State High Schools at www.nfhslearn.com. The course requires registration, but registeration is free. You must print out the course completion certificate as proof of completion of the training.
  • This statute applies to all clubs in Minnesota.  As noted in the policy, each club will have to adopt its own policy.
  • Any Extraterritorial coach or player who plays in any game or tournament in Minnesota is also affected.  Coaches will have to take the training and both coaches and players have to follow the removal/return to play requirements anytime they are in Minnesota.
  • This affects all sports, not just soccer.

CONCUSSION TRAINING LINK

 

Coaching Toolkit

This section provides links for training session plans, articles and resources, and information regarding coaching.  

 

Soccer Practice Session Plans

MYSA session plans for recreational and competitive teams U6 to adult. Organized by age and according to coaching topic.