Babylon Soccer Club coaches should develop and share their personal coaching philosophy with players parents. In addition, the coaches should also communicate their core coaching principles as well as their expectations of the players and parents.
Below are a few guidelines for coaches to follow:
- Coach should measure success by more than the score.
- Assure control of all players at all times. This includes remaining at the field of practice and game, until all players have been picked up.
- Coaches must provide to parents and players a copy of the game schedules as soon as the information is available.
- Favoritism is not a practice that coaches should adhere to.
- The Head Coach is responsible for the actions of the assistant coaches, parents and team players, prior to, during and after each practice and game.
- Encourage players and parents to notify the coach when a player will be absent from a practice or a game.
Coaching Code of Ethics
- Soccer is the players’ game. The paramount concern of coaches is the holistic development, welfare, enjoyment and safety of their players.
- Coaches bear responsibility for teaching their players to strive for success while playing fairly, observing the Laws of the Game and the highest levels of sportsmanship.
- Coaches shall treat officials with respect and dignity, and shall teach their players to do the same.
- Our opponents are worthy of being treated with respect. Coaches will model such respect for opponents and expect their players to do likewise.
- In both victory and defeat, the behavior of a coach shall model grace, dignity and composure.
- Coaches shall adhere to the highest standards and the regulations of the institutions they represent: clubs, schools, sponsoring organizations and sports governing bodies.
- Coaches have a responsibility to promote the interests of soccer, including treating media with courtesy, honesty and respect.
- Coaches shall model inclusive behavior, actively supporting cultural diversity while opposing all types of discrimination, including, but not limited to, racism and sexism, at all levels of soccer.
- Coaches shall refrain from all manner of personal abuse and harassment of others, whether verbal, physical, emotional or sexual, and shall oppose such abuse and harassment at all levels of soccer.
- Coaches shall respect the declared affiliations of all players, and shall adhere to all guidelines and regulations on recruiting established by the governing bodies having oversight of their teams and leagues.
- Coaches shall seek to honor those who uphold the highest standards and principles of soccer and shall use appropriate protocol to oppose and eliminate all behavior that brings disrepute to the sport – violence, abuse, dishonesty, disrespect and violations of the Laws of the Game and rules governing competition.
Coaches Safety Training (Required)
Babylon Soccer Club requires all coaches to complete a concussion awareness course prior to coaching. In addition, we recommend that each coach become CPR Certified.
It is requested that all Babylon Soccer Club Coaches complete a CPR Training Course. We are planning to host a Certified CPR Trainer Course for Fall 2017. Additional information will be emailed to the Coaches as the date approaches.
It is required that all Babylon Soccer Club Coaches complete a concussion awareness course prior to the start of the season. Intertown (SSI) and Travel coaches would have met this requirement through the SI Play Registration process. Intramural coaches can meet this requirement by taking the below on-line concussion session. Intramural coaches need to print out the pass/completion certificate and provide it to Vincent Dunne. Please note that this requirement can be met by taking the ENYYSA Risk Management.
- On-Line Concussion Session: Concussion Awareness Quiz
- Additional Concussion Info for Coaches: Flyer
- Concussion in Soccer by US Soccer Federation: Watch
Additional Safety Guidelines
Coaches are required to review and become familiar with the safety guidelines posted on our website.
Coaches Training (Required)
- Risk Management and Background Check is required for all Babylon Soccer Club Coaches.
- USSF “F” Coaching License is required for all U7 and above Coaches.
EASTERN NEW YORK YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION – RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY (excerpt)
The following constitutes an outline of ENYYSA’s Policy and Procedures for the registration and initiation of background checks to be conducted of coaches, assistant coaches, managers, program administrators (including but not limited to individuals who decide policy; or have control or authority over currency), officers, board members, certified referees, trainers (whether volunteer or paid), and volunteer/persons who have regular control and authority over players.
Every adult applicant (18 years and older) wishing to obtain approval and certification by ENYYSA or by an affiliated League or Club for the privilege of a soccer position as coach, assistant coach, manager, program administrator (including but not limited to individuals who decide policy; or have control or authority over currency), officer, board member, certified referee, trainer (whether volunteer or paid), volunteer or any other person performing duties are required to have a background check every two years either by using ENYYSA Volunteer Disclosure Form or by independently obtaining a background check from the FBI. ENYYSA offers a convenient, low-cost background check option for individuals that complete all the information on the Volunteer Disclosure Form.
To complete the ENY Risk Management course online, sign up here: http://lijslrm.siplay.com/site
For the complete ENYYSA Risk Management Policy, visit: http://www.enysoccer.com/programs/risk/risk_management_policy/
USSF “F” License
The Field Module (90 minutes) for the USSF “F” License is free until August 31, 2016. Attendance and completion of one 90-minute field session is required. This field session will cover basic aspects of dribbling, passing, control and possession activities.
Registration for the USSF “F” License field portion can be setup by visiting http://enyysacoach.siplay.com/site
Coaches may decide to enroll their team in a league tournament. This is at an additional cost to the players. Visit this page for postings of the latest tournaments from LIJSL.
Resources & Articles
- Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL)
- Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA)
- United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
- National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
- United States Youth Soccer (USYS)
- What makes a Soccer Club?
- Player Development
- The Players Game
- Growing the Game
- Clash of Coaching Philosophies
- Impostors and Cowboys (Fall 2015)
- Changing Times in the Youth Game (Fall 2015)
- Hiring a Professional Trainer – Wish or Folly (Fall 2015)
- The Impact of Sleep on Youth Athletic Performance (Fall 2015)
- Identifying a Developmental Saboteur in Youth Soccer (Fall 2015)
- The Secret Ingredient of Great Coaching (Fall 2015)