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The Role of the RYS Coach

Good coaches are the building blocks of great players. This is a core belief of the RYS Board of Directors. RYS wants to invest in the development of our coaches and volunteers. Per policy, we reimburse coaches 100% of their training costs (see policy in our by-laws).

RYS is promoting Massachusetts Youth Soccer coach training. RYS encourages all coaches, assistant coaches, and any parents thinking about coaching to start by taking the “Introduction to Grassroots Coaching” on-line training course. This course is free for all to take. Our goal is to get all coaches and assistant coaches to complete this entry level course. This can be done from your home or office, on your schedule. You can complete this course at the following web site: From there, we encourage you to continue on your coaching journey by completing the Grassroots 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and/or 11v11 courses based on the levels you will be coaching. 

The goal of everything the coach does is to develop the player

  • Training sessions should be based on experiences that are similar to the real game
  • If your training sessions are drill-heavy and overly directive (coach-centered rather than player-centered) the players will have a more difficult time transferring their new abilities to the games
  • Children play soccer because they enjoy the game
  • Activities that are game-like will create a fun training environment and motivate players

The main goal of soccer is to score goals. To do this, the coach needs to:

  • Develop player’s abilities
  • Make the game fun

Structure your training sessions around a specific game principle

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