Thank you for volunteering! EBU will provide you with resources to HELP you with your team’s practices and games. In addition to Coaching Clinics, all coaches will be provided with an online subscription to Youth Soccer 101 which provides age appropriate practice plans (email subscription starts after Coaches Meeting). Each plan includes animation and video of the activities so the coach clearly understands them. YouthSoccer 101 will send you a new age appropriate “practice plan” every week via email. As always, Recreational Coaching Director Robert Williams is also available to assist you as needed.
Coach Robert Willams will present a clinic each season to help coaches and volunteer referees develop a better understanding of the RULES for U6 through U8 soccer. This refresher will talk through the rules, answer any questions and provide you with any resources you may need in order to help you feel more comfortable and more confident in your referee role. Times to be announced.
Want to become a state-licensed coach, consider attending a WYSA coaching course. The Y1 certificate is a three-hour introductory course aimed at coaches working with U6-U10 children playing recreational soccer. The course exposes coaches to the essentials involved coaching young players. The traits of young players are discussed and coaches receive information about appropriate practice activities for your age group. According to Jim Launder, WYSA director of coaching, “The Y course is designed to help both experienced and novice coaches organize enjoyable activities where soccer skills and tactics are taught.”
The Y1 remains the minimum license level required to coach in Wisconsin. Participants of Youth Module Certificate Courses are provided with an entire season of lesson plans and activities to take directly to the field. Due to member feedback, the format of the Youth Module Certificate Courses has changed. Registered candidates are given access to a self-study manual to be completed before attending a 90 minute in-person field session. Preregistration is required.
Current Y1 Courses
August 1, 2021 | 6:00-9:00pm | Kirsten Soccer Complex | Washburn
August 17, 2021 | 7:00-8:30pm | Keva Sports Center | Middleton
August 31, 2021 | 6:00-7:30pm | Oldenburg Sports Park | Eagle River
Current Y2 Courses
September 2, 2021 | 5:00-6:30pm | Bavarian United | Glendale
- Register as a Participant
- Season – Youth Module 2021-2022
- Choose desired location for the on-field session
- Complete registration
- A link to the manual is found in your registration confirmation
- Read the manual
- Attend the field session