Thank you for your commitment to NVYSL, the kids, family and our community. The impact you have on our youth could last a lifetime; both positive and negative. Parents, please remember these are volunteers who have stepped up to coach our children; offer to help early and often in the season. A manager should be assigned to every team during the first meeting, this will off load a lot of administrative work for the coach.
There are many resources below to leverage for training and conducting yourself in a coaching role, and many resources of experience around the league to watch and learn from. The first step of committing to coaching and the most rewarding is watching the children grow and learn as young athletes.
Player Registration Form 1601 - Player information and insurance release. Coaches must carry a signed copy of these for every player for both practices and games. This includes guest players.
Player Transfer 1606 - Used to transfer any CCSL registered player to your team. Require departing coach and parent signature.
Coach Registration Form 1650 - Adult Registration and Risk Management Disclosure. Must be filled out for anyone on coaches sideline including coaches, assistants and managers if on sideline.
Foreign Translation Document 1627 - Explains documents in other languages
Please note as of Fall 2014 North Valley competitive teams will be going with new Adidas uniforms. Competitive players typically order their teams uniforms from their team manager or coach, but late adds may be directed to supplier Asby's.
Player cards for every player must be signed by parent, laminated and made before the season. These cards must be brought to every game for ref check-in. This includes guest players.
Guests: Player card and 1601 are required for all guests playing in CCSL game. Referees will usually check guest credentials. Guests can only be from same host league as team guesting for. Some tournaments will require 1611 guest forms at precheck in for any player not rostered on golden rod and requesting to guest play. On occasion a player may require other league US Soccer or Norcal guest forms and parent and coach signature and should be reviewed by local requirements.
Golden Rod is the official roster for the team printed by our registrar. A current roster must be kept with player cards and 1601 and my be required to check teams into tournaments.
Field Setup Information: Coaches and Managers are responsible for set up and put away as well as cleaning after last game. The goals and other field items are set up by first game and put away by last game. Check the field page for more information.
Concussion Awareness Certificate. A great source to learn how to identify a concussion, how to recognize symptoms, and address player, coach and player regarding head trauma safety.
North Valley is a NO BULLY ZONE. Coaches, managers, players and parents must do their part to knock bullying out!
Competitive Program FAQ:
- How much does competitive soccer cost? On average $200 to $400 a season per player.
- What are the costs? Uniform for first season run $100, league is $150 - $225 and tournaments run $25-$75 each.
- How far do I have to travel? There are 8 to 10 games/season. 4 to 5 are played on North Valley Fields and 4 to 5 on other fields in the Bay Area (most travel is 20 to 30 mins top)
- How often are practices? Usually 2 days a week and most coaches hold 1.5 - 2 hour practices.
- Do they play in Tournaments? Yes most coaches do have their teams play in 2-3 tournaments per season, but it is each coaches choice.
- Are there games on both Saturday and Sunday? Yes they can be. Tournaments have games on both weekend days.
Coaching Resource Center
- US Youth Soccer Coaches Library
- Laws of the Game Referee Course
- CDC Concussion Awareness Certificate
- Permission to Travel 2014
- Age Appropriate Training Exercises
- US National D Best Practices
- Active Coaching Tips
- NVYSL Constitution
- Coaching Courses for both Recreational and Competitive Coaches
- Official Youth Coaching Soccer Manual from US Soccer
- Play Positive - Great Resource for Positive Influence on Children
- Olympic Development Program for Players and Coaches
- Player Poaching Rules - Don't do it!