COACHES CORNER

COACHING COORDINATOR

The Club's Coaching Coordinator is William Hodges at email

GETTING STARTED AS A NEW COACH

Becoming a coach is started by registering online at this link. You should also notify our Coaching Coordinator by email here to help with the coordination. Only coaches who have registered and been approved are allowed on the field during practices and games. We do not allow informal helpers or unapproved individuals on the field during practices or games.

Approval of coaches, after clearing the Risk Management process, is at the discretion of the Club Board. There are limits on how many coaches are assigned to each team.

COACH IDENTIFICATION - REQUIRED AT ALL GAMES AND PRACTICES

League issued photo identification is to be worn at all games and practices by coaches. If you do no have one of these ID badges, that person should not be acting as a coach.

Returning coaches who were already photographed by Lifetouch last season do not need to do anything more. New coaches will be notified about how to be photographed and issued a badge. To determine if a new photo is needed, any coach without a blue background will need to be photographed this year. Once photographed by Lifetouch, their photo is good for many seasons to come.

Field Badges will be given to your registrar, once the coach is approved, prior to the start of practices. All coaches must have their field badges on at every practice and game to verify they have been cleared and approved field access.

RISK MANAGEMENT - MANDATORY

Fingerprinting clearance is required before coaching. The Club covers all of these costs. Visit Affinity Sports Website to get registered and print out the LiveScan fingerprinting form. Take the form to Capitol LiveScan at 5706 Broadway, Sacramento 95820. For more information and locations on this service go to www.capitallivescan.com. When completing any forms please note that Sierra Oaks is District 6, League 0606, and Club SC-17. Bring a copy of the form and ID with you!

COACHING LICENSE

Each year Sierra Oaks Soccer Club will host an F license coaching clinic at Sierra Oaks School. Unless you are eligible to "waive-in" as a first year coach, or only coach U6 teams, you cannot coach if you do not have your F license. Sierra Oaks Soccer Club will be paying the class fees for our Club's coaches. The class has also gotten great reviews.

More information can be found at http://www.calnorth.org/coaching/courses/ussf_f/

For coaches of older teams, we recommend getting the class 'E' license. At this level Basic Tactics and Intermediate Technique are the focus. Again, you put in the time and the Club will put in the cash.

Practice Field Selection

Each year at the Club Coaches Meeting, usually the first week of August, your Sierra Oaks Club Board will collect requests and assign practice days, times and locations according to standard practices discussed at the meeting.

Coaching Clinics & Licenses

According to the RCYSL coach & referee handbook: Coaches and assistant-coaches must complete a CYSA "F" course. However, the "F" course requirement may be waived for the first coaching year, and is not required of U6 coaches (but encouraged).

The cost of the class & license are covered by the Club.

For coaches of older teams, we recommend getting the class 'E' license. At this level Basic Tactics and Intermediate Technique are the focus. Again, you put in the time and the Club will put in the cash.