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Clarke County Soccer League

Coach Training

CCSL encourages coaches to embrace their roles as coaches by seeking to understand not only the rules of the game, but also how to best develop our players.  As an affiliate of VYSA, USYSA, and USSF we fully support the US Soccer Player Development Initiatives.  This includes the implementation of birth year registrations, Small-Sided Games, and Grassroots courses.

Requirements for all coaches:
  • Pass a background check
  • Complete the Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
  • Attend the mandatory coach meeting
Additional Requirements: All U6 coaches are required to complete the 4v4 Online Course prior to their first practice.  Additional details are provided below in the Grassroots Courses section.

Grassroots Courses:
It is highly encouraged that all coaches take a Grassroots course appropriate for the age group for which they plan on coaching. These courses are available online and CCSL will reimburse the $25 fee upon submission of receipt and certificate of completion.
U11 / U12 - 9v9 Online Course
U13 / U14 - 11v11 Online Course

General course description:  The Online Course is a two-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer's Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer's Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players for the age group. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.


Points of Emphasis:
Additional resources for rules, ideas, drills, practice plans, videos and more.

Clarke County Soccer League

P.O. Box 720 
Berryville, Virginia 22611
Email : [email protected]
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