Welcome to Northshore Youth Soccer Association and thank you for volunteering to coach of one of our youth soccer teams. Coaching young soccer players is a great experience, and no matter what your soccer background, you will find yourself learning along with them.
One of the purposes of the Coach Training Section is to provide you with information on team administration, NYSA rules and guidelines, NYSA Rules of Play for your age level, and where to find more information. As you familiarize yourself with the NYSA rules and guidelines, and NYSA Rules of Play, please give the following paragraph extra attention:
The principles governing competition among teams of its members shall include: development of physical fitness, mental alertness, leadership and good sportsmanship; recognition that the manner of play outweighs a victory, and encouragement of courtesy, gentlemanly conduct, and respect for authority by players, officials and spectators.
An important part of your job as coach is to see that all members of your team, players and spectators, are aware of this philosophy and reflect it in their behavior at all NYSA events.