CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO COACH!
No experience necessary! We provide training, materials and equipment. All we ask is that you commit to the team, care about the players and communicate with the parents on your team.
Pre Season Coach's Meeting- Date TBD
Concussion Awareness- Know the signs, symptoms and action plan for a suspected concussion.
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html Free online course for coaches and parents.
PAR CRR App- Concussion Recognition and Response app for your phone
Bon Secours 24-hour Injury Hotline 804-281-TEAM. Call anytime to discuss injuries, suspected concussion, etc
Richmond Kickers Certified Athletic Trainer Cherish Nash, email with questions or advice at firstname.lastname@example.org
GOAL SAFETY=PLAYER SAFETY
Please be sure all goals are anchored when in use. If goals are moved, bags must be moved as well. If a goal is not anchored, do not use.
FIELD USAGE- Please do not practice or warm up in goal mouths to avoid overuse.
REFEREES- Central Virginia Soccer Referee Association (CVSRA). Please keep in mind that our referees are often players too! Be respectful, supportive and give them the benefit of the doubt while keeping the occassion in perspective. You are expected to set a good example for the ALL.
"F" License Reimbursement- Online coach licensing course through the VYSA. Complete the course, submit your certificate of completion and receipt to Amy Neal and we will send you a check for the registration fee ($25). http://www.vysa.com/CoachingEd/index_E.html
REC ALL STAR ACADEMY
Sept 16 - Nov 11 (No games at Hensley or Woodlake on Oct 14, games will be played at Providence or other locations)
Required for all coaches except Bryan Park, go to www.chesterfield.gov for fingerprinting dates and to check if your card has expired. Background checks are run internally for all coaches at all locations.
FORMS- The following forms can also be found on the rec page under FORMS
Medical Release- Parents should fill out and give a copy to the coach.
Parent Code of Conduct- Also includes safety guideline (cast rule, jewelry, glasses, etc). Parents should fill out and give a copy to the coach
VHSL (Virginia High School League) Concussion Return to Play.
Another excellent resource for concussion protocol, heat and hydration, lightening safety, etc. www.vhsl.org
VYSA COACH LICENSING COURSES
Coaching licenses are not required to coach a recreation soccer team, however, Kickers coaches who volunteer to coach a recreation team will be reimbursed for any VYSA coaching course up to a D license!
BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION
If you are coaching in Chesterfield County it is required by law that you have a background check done. The county offers this service free of charge at two different locations. As a coach with the Richmond Kickers it is imperative that you have this done before your first practice. Even assistant coaches are required to posess one as well. After you pass the check a card is sent to your provided address. You must have this card on you at all times while at the field. County officials have been known to come to the fields and check for passes.
Required Card Holders:
Click to access the Chesterfield County Background Check website. You can find out when and where to get your background check done and even when your card will expire. If your card is going to expire mid-season go ahead and get a new one before that season begins. Click to find out when your card expires.
*We cannot release a roster to you until we have confirmation that your background check is completed*
When you register to coach with the Richmond Kickers through our database it also requires you to fill out a "Kid Safe Disclosure" form. This is our governing body, VYSA’s, background check procedure and is required for all coaches and assistant coaches in the program. By filling out the registration you have done all you need to do in that regard, the Kickers staff will take care of the submission process.
Below are a few tools you can use to help with coaching during the season. There are also a few links that you can visit concerning drills and coaching courses. If you need anymore information please contact the Kickers staff for further assistance.
U4-U6 Player Development Curriculum- Follow these guidelines during practice and the season to develop your players
U4-U10 Practice Guidelines- Use these drills during practice to keep the players entertained while teaching them the valuable skills they can use in the games. You can also improvise and add new drills as the season goes on.
From the US Youth Soccer website; Help! I volunteered to coach... What do I do?
From the US Soccer Federation Website: Coaching Education Manuals, Best Practices, etc...
From the Virginia Youth Soccer Association; Learn more about coaching development as well as player development
WEEKLY TRAINING PLANS