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Coaches NJYS STATE CERTIFICATE COURSE - Required Training!

Please click the following link to see UPCOMING STATE CERTIFICATE COURSES - formerly known as the F-Course to register for one of those.

Coaches - Leading by Example - Sign Up

Dear Volunteer Coach,

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to discuss the upcoming coaching course and why it is so important for you to consider registering.

I recently came across an article titled "Why Volunteer Coaches Need to be More Like Volunteer Firefighters" by John O'Sullivan. In the article, O'Sullivan draws a parallel between volunteer firefighters and volunteer coaches, highlighting the importance of proper training and preparation for both roles. Just as volunteer firefighters spend countless hours preparing for life-threatening situations, volunteer coaches should be equipped with the tools and knowledge to positively influence the lives of young athletes.

The article points out that 70% of children quit sports before the age of 13, and many of them never see a certified coach before they walk away. Research from the Aspen Institute shows that only 5% of children quit sports the next year if they have a trained coach, while over 25% quit if their coach is untrained. Proper training not only enhances the coaching experience but also increases the likelihood of coaches returning season after season.

As the leader of our soccer organization, I believe that lives are at stake, and we must mandate and deliver coach training that is relevant, age-appropriate, and draws from a modern understanding of how children learn and how to teach. Volunteerism is no excuse for a lack of professionalism. Our young athletes deserve the best version of ourselves as coaches.

Coaches, assistant coaches and Team Parents, I strongly encourage you to register for the upcoming coaching course. Team Parents, while you are not required to do so, we need your help. In the absence of head and assistant coaches you will be able to fill in. The course will provide you with a solid foundation for being the coach that all our athletes need. Let's be more like volunteer firefighters and make a huge difference in the health and well-being of our community!

If you are unable to attend the ERYSL offer certification course on 

  • Saturday, August 26 at 6:30 PM (Virtual Classroom Session)
  • Sunday, August 27 at 9:00 AM (In-Person Field Session)

Please click the following link to see alternate UPCOMING STATE CERTIFICATE COURSES - formerly known as the F-Course to register for one of those.

It is very important that you please file out this form so we can get a head count.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our young athletes.

Sincerely,

Orville Drummond

President

ERYSL

Coaches & Team Parents

One of the essential functions of coaches and team parents is to manage team communications with players and their families.  If you are a coach or team parents, we have created a Team Management Guide for Coaches and Team parents to help you use our website and mobile app to efficiently and effectively communicate and manage your teams. Whether you are an experienced coach or coaching for the first time in your life, the US Youth Soccer link below has the resources to help you before, during and after the game.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED - Volunteers - FINAL APPEAL

Despite our prior communications, we have yet to find volunteers from our group to fill essential roles. The U10 Boys Mama Rosa teams urgently require a Head Coach, an Assistant Coach, and a Team Parent. The absence of these roles directly impacts your child's chance to participate this season.

Without a dedicated Head Coach, we face the following challenges:

  • In the absence of a dedicated team, the boys may be distributed among the other two teams, leading to 20 or 21 players per team. Consequently, players would rotate every game, and each child might only play 3 to 4 games throughout the season. Please note that priority will be given to original team members.

I urge you, if you or someone you know is willing to take on these roles, to register at the registration link below without delay. For those new to coaching, we provide a Coaches Clinic and a dedicated coaching app to assist and guide you.

Coaches & Assistant Coaches

All coaches and assistant coaches must complete the following:

  1. Mandatory Background Check. Form Here
  2. Rutgers Safety course. Dates And Info Here
  3. SNAYS Coaching Youth Sports Training. Link Here

Introduction to Grassroots Coaching - Digital Coaching Center

This free introductory module, which represents the first step in the newly revised coaching license pathway, is now the general starting point of the pathway and is the required prerequisite to undergo any of U.S. Soccer's Grassroots Licensing Courses. Coaches who complete the module will also be provided with four complimentary Play-Practice-Play training sessions.

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STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team. Quickly check schedules and team updates, plus message other members on your team and receive heads-up from athletes about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL COACH HOW-TO'S

Accessing TeamCenter

Easily add and edit athlete info, manage schedules, and message team members

Messaging Your Team in TeamCenter

Send a message to an individual member, selected members, or the entire team directly from TeamCenter or from the SportsEngine mobile app

Basic Team Management

Perform basic tasks using the Team Page Team Management functionality

Add Contacts to Receive Team Messages

Add additional email addresses to a non-member's profile in order to be able to include all athletes in team communications

Managing RSVPs

Manage RSVPs for each athlete within your team’s TeamCenter or within the SportsEngine mobile app

Sending RSVPs for Existing Games or Events

Do you import your game schedules from a third-party scheduler or create them manually on your team page? This article explains how to add RSVPs to those games and events after they are imported.

More Helpful Coach Links

Review help articles about how coaches interact with TeamCenter and the SportsEngine mobile app

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