MYSA Coaches Information
MYSA Director of Coaching: Dave Riley – [email protected] – 919-457-8186
The MYSA coaching staff is a dedicated group of volunteers who focus on the development of all their players, regardless of the level/age of play. All MYSA coaches are required to meet certain educational/licensing requirements within one year of starting to coach, with their education subsidized by the MYSA. All coaches undergo background checks every two years.
Coaches…be sure to join our mailing list! Send an email to [email protected] from all email addresses you wish to receive our league wide announcements.
- MYSA Team Management Login (If link doesn’t work and you use Windows XP Click Here)
NOTE! We have migrated Team Management to full SSL encryption for all users. If you still use Windows XP, you may find that you cannot access SoccerSys anymore with Internet Explorer or Chrome. This is due to lack of support for the latest encryption methods we’re using. You will need to use Firefox. Users on Vista or later can use any web browser.
- Team Management Handbook
- NCYSA Risk Management (Updated for 2014-2015!)
- Spring 2014 Coaches Meeting Handout – Link
- Spring 2012 Coaches Meeting – Handouts
- Handouts From Previous Coach Meetings
- Travel Team Fundraising: Policy | Approval Form
New to coaching? Looking for some fresh ideas for practice? Below are some resource links to helpful coaching information. If you know of other good coaching resources on the Internet, please send us the URLs!
- US Youth Soccer Skills Manual Technical Skills instruction for coaches <<< NEW!
- US Youth Soccer Player Development Model How and what to teach at the various ages <<< NEW!
- U6-U8 practice activities from US Youth Soccer <<< NEW!
- Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual <<< NEW!
- US Youth Soccer’s How to Write a Training Session Plan <<< NEW!
- Dozens of drills from Chelsea’s Academy <<< NEW!
- US Youth Soccer Player’s Guide <<< NEW!
- SoccerXpert – Lots of useful drills
- Minnesota Youth Soccer Coaching Articles and Practice Plans - Click on “Training Tools”
- NCYSA Practice Activities Good collection of activities
- US Youth Soccer Coaches Connection – Requires subscription. Well worth it.
- Over 700 Team Names
- Drills from ‘Soccer For Parents’
- US Soccer Coaching Best Practices
- Soccer-Coach-L Mailing List
- Soccer-Coach-L Basic Coaching Manual
- Soccer-Coach-L Laws of the Game FAQ – EXCELLENT
- Jeff Pill’s Drills – Excellent set of drills and at bottom for U6, U8, and U10
- SCL Coaching Web Links – A long, but slightly dated list of coaching links
- Kids Sports Network – A good list of links
- NC Youth Soccer Association – All sorts of info about soccer in North Carolina