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The Rec Coach meeting is planned for March 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm at the Cafeteria at the Middle School.
The Rec Coach Clinic is planned for March 24th 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
 April 4, 2022
 Week 1 Games
 April 9, 2022
 Week 2 Games
 April 16, 2022  Picture Day (Easter weekend)
 Week 3 Games
 April 23, 2022

 Week 4 Games
 April 30, 2022
 Week 5 Games
 May 7, 2022
 Week 6 Games
 May 14, 2022
 Week 7 Games
 May 21, 2022
  no soccer the weekend of May 27th (Memorial Day)
 Week 8 Games
 June 4, 2022
 We hope to organize a tournament on this day, instead of a regular game (U8 and older)

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 Spring 2022

Picture Day Schedule Spring 2022

Photo Order Form Spring 2022

Open Close Schedule  Spring 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

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


Footy4Kids (use Google Chrome)

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