Rec Coaching Resources

Welcome Elmbrook United Coaches

Thank you for volunteering!  Elmbrook United (EBU) Soccer has provided you with resources to HELP you with team’s practices and with your games.  We offer two easy ways, both FREE, to assist you with your practices.  YouthSoccer101 provides age appropriate practice plans for all coaches who sign up (EBU club code provided at 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.  EBU also provides a link to Massachusetts Youth Soccer’s, US Youth Soccer Player Development Model based practice plans.  No sign up.  What’s also great about these practice plans is you can pick and choose which exercises or weekly plan you want to use, it gives you options.

YouthSoccer101:  Register for YouthSoccer101

MYS:  Link for Massachusetts Youth Soccer

U6/U7 Referee Refresher

 Please come and get a better understanding of the RULES for U6 and U7 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.
When: TBD
Who:  Any EBU Volunteer U6 or U7 parent referee
Why:  Become more familiar with your age groups rules.
How:  No sign up, just show up.

Y1 State Coaching Course

 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.”

Prerequisites:  Candidates must be at least 14 years old and have or have registered for a WYSA pass card.

Free for WYSA Members -with WYSA coaching pass card

$100.00 for Non-WYSA Members – without WYSA pass card


WYSA Coaching Class Information

WYSA Liscensing Requirements

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