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The Rec Coach meeting is planned for August 24th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Cafeteria at Liberty School.
The Rec Coach Clinic is planned for August 25th September 1st (NEW DATE) at the Campus Parkway Soccer fields in Saline:
* from 5:30-6:30pm for Mini Kickers and U6 coaches
* from 6:30-7:30pm for all other coaches

At this meeting we will address some protocols , answer questions, hand out coach bags, coach jerseys, player jerseys, and referee checks.


Spring season dates:

 Practices begin
 Sept 6, 2022
  Week of August 28th is optional
 Week 1 Games
 Sept 10, 2022
 
 Week 2 Games
 Sept 17, 2022  Picture Day
 Week 3 Games
 Sept 24, 2022

 Week 4 Games
 Oct 1, 2022
 ChadTough - all games start 2 hours later than usual
 Week 5 Games
 Oct 8, 2022
 
 Week 6 Games
 Oct 15, 2022
 
 Week 7 Games
 Oct 22, 2022
 
 Week 8 Games
 Oct 29, 2022
 

The following items were discussed at the mandatory coach meeting that kicks off each season.  If you were not at the meeting or would like to reference a fresh copy, please use the links below:

Recreational League Rules

Recreational Tournament Rules

Game and Practice Schedules Fall 2022

Picture Day Schedule Fall 2022

Photo Order Form Fall 2022

Open Close Schedule  Fall 2022

MSYSA Heading Presentation

Soccer Goal Safety

Small Sided games

Recreational Referee Game Report

How to Fill Out A  Recreational Game Score Card

Team Parent Duties

Incident Report Form


Guide for Making Player Phone Calls

Guidelines for Soccer Parents


Code of Conduct


Coaching to Develop Philosophy – Coach Guidelines


Coaching to Develop Philosophy - Parents' Guidelines

"Core" SafeSport Training - How to register for an account and access the "Core" SafeSport Training course

SafeSport "Refresher" Training - How to access the SafeSport "Refresher" course(s) from within GotSoccer.


Practice Plans

We are working to make better coaching resources and videos available for Saline FC age groups.  Listed here are suggested approaches to Practice planning for various groups:

MSYSA Coaching Education Resources

Mini Kickers Practice Plans (Google Presentation)

1v1 Attacking Practice Plan

Coach John's U6 Practice Notes

Footwork/dribbling skills

Shooting Drills

Passing Drills

Some fun individual moves, from good basic moves (step-over, scissor, and pull-back) to more advanced moves (the Cruyff turn, the Ronaldo chop, and the Maradona turn)

10 most popular soccer drills on Mojo


Helpful Coaching Resources

Included here are some helpful resources available to coaches that want to improve their skills.  Please let us know if you find others you think we should add to the site!

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA)

US Soccer Digital Coaching Center

NSCAA Coaching Fundamentals

Drills (Free, navigate at your own risk):

Free Youth Soccer Drills

SoccerXpert

Footy4Kids (use Google Chrome)

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