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Coaching Information and Registration

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.

SPRING 2019 SEASON DATES

Spring 2019 Season: March 16- May 11 
No games April 6th due to the Spring Break
Rain Date: May 18
 

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 occasion in perspective.  You are expected to set a good example for the ALL.

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS

Chesterfield County volunteer coaches (head coaches and assistant coaches) are required to pass a background check prior to coaching.  Click here for dates and times for fingerprint sessions.  Background checks are run internally for all coaches at all locations.
Once the background check is completed coaches will receive a Chesterfield County volunteer card in the mail.  Enter your card information (volunteer # and expiration date) when you register as a coach.  
Current volunteers can CLICK HERE to check expiration dates.
 
Richmond Kickers coaches are required to fill out a "Kid Safe Disclosure" form. This is completed simply by filling out the volunteer coach form.
 

FORMS

The following forms can also be found on the rec page under FORMS
An excellent resource for concussion protocol, heat and hydration, lightning safety, etc. is www.vhsl.org
 

VYSA COACH LICENSING COURSES

Coaching licenses are not required to coach a recreation soccer team, however, Kickers coaches who volunteer will be reimbursed for any VYSA coaching course up to and including a D license! For a dates and times: COURSE LISTINGS
 

COACH LICENSE

New Grassroots Module (Replaces National "F" License).  Please click on Grass Roots Module to find out more about the VYSA Grassroots coaching licenses.  
 
To be reimbursed for 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11 v11 and D coaching licenses submit your certificate of completion and receipt to recreation@richmondkickers.com.  A check request will be submitted and sent to the address on file.
 

COACHING TOOLS

Below are links, manuals and training plans coaches may use throughout the season.  Use these drills and guidelines 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.
 
More information and assistance will be provided if needed.  Contact the Kickers staff at recreation@richmondkickers.com. 
 
From the Virginia Youth Soccer Association: Learn more about coaching development as well as player development