Anyone who gives me an RSVP by THIS WEDNESDAY, 3/12 at 5:00pmAND attends at least one session will receive a copy of the UK Elite season curriculum.
ONE curriculum book per team will be given to the Head Coach (as long as either the Head or Assistant Coach for the team attends at least one session).
There are three different books U4-U6, U7-U10 and U11-U14. Each book features information on what can be expected from your players, how to organize your practice and full practice plans for an entire season. Each practice plan includes a warmup, technical skill, conditioned game & scrimmage; and there are high and lower level sessions so you can tailor your season practices to your team depending on their skill and age group. There are also pages that are helpful in preparing for game day.
This is a TRIAL. It's something I've wanted to offer for a while, but never found the right fit. I will be looking for feedback on both the presentation and content of the clinics AND the content and usefulness of the curriculum.
If you've never participated in a Coach Bill pre-season clinic, you are in for a treat! It's amazing to me that Coach Bill can relate to players of ALL ages... and that he can engage... and KEEP engaged... a large group of 4 year olds. You will find his clinic helpful whether it's the first or the fourth time you are taking it.
This season, I am trying out a curriculum series produced by UK Elite. Even though this is not the UK Elite pre-season clinic, all coaches who attend Coach Bill's clinic will receive the 4-6 year old book. The UK Elite Guide features good information on what can be expected from your players, how to organize your practice and full practice plans for an entire season.
Please remember to RSVP to me so I know how many Guide books to have available.
CONGRATULATIONS to BRYC Coaches Who Completed their VYSA Licensing!
Over the last two weekends, BRYC has hosted four VYSA Soccer Coach's Licensing Courses.
The curriculum for the VYSA License courses are geared to specific age groups and give you valuable information as you head into your season. So it's important to keep your coaching license current with the age group you coach.
We want to congratulate our coaches who participated and received their next level of licensing:
E Certification: Jaime Canales, Hernan Contreras, Robert Dixon, Brian Godlove, Dwayne Handon, Kurt Langenbach, Pierre Martel, Zulfiquar Mohamedshah, Jason Rajkumar, Bill Reese, Trina Russ
F Certification (U8-U10 Module): Kyle Allison, Patrick Callahan, John Connell, Dean Jones, Scott Leiberman, Joseph Roth, Alan Simpson, Christian Vega, Natalie Weare, Richard Wyant
F Certification (U6-U8 Module): Amir Ansari, Elijah Bush, Cameron Childs, Jaythan Elam, Paul Erickson, Shannon MacNamara, Tracy McConachy, Colleen Peacher, Adolfo Perez, Manny Ramirez, Francisco Rodriguez, Jennifer Prada
Hi BRYC Coaches! I'm Joan Smith, happy to return as the Director of Training for BRYC Recreational Soccer with my husband, James Sullivan.
For all the new coaches out there, what we'd like you to know is that James and I were once in your shoes. We came up from ground zero... no soccer background, very limited soccer knowledge, VERY scared with 16 sets of expectant eyes looking to us for guidance and knowledge. We often wondered if we were crazy. What did WE have to offer? What we had, and what we still have, is a firm belief that soccer is good for our kids. It teaches life skills on so many levels, how to be a team player, how to get along with lots of different personalities, how to be open-minded and always willing to learn and to try, how to be selfless and most important that "winning" can be defined in many ways, it’s not just the score at the end of the game.
Did I say that soccer was good for our kids? We mean our coaches too, because soccer makes you use all these skills as a coach. The coach always sets the tone for team. Parents and players will all be looking to you and follow your lead through the toughest situations.
We have been coaching for six years now. We’ve learned a lot... sometimes the hard way. What I look to accomplish in the Training Director position is to make it easier for all of you, our coaches. I want you to know that you have resources, and where to find them. I want you to have the opportunity to interact with our other BRYC coaches and share best practices and thoughts. If you are a long-time coach, I'd like to pair you up with a newer coach so they have a go-to person for answers and for reassurance. I also want you to have access to professional training yourselves, so that you can grow as coaches... and that, in turn, will make BRYC grow as a club.
As James and I have progressed as coaches, we’ve tried many different things with the team through the seasons. Some worked, some didn’t. But we felt it was always important to try new things, because you never know what will be the thing that makes it "click" for the team. I tell you this so you won’t be surprised when you see new things. We’re switching up some of our programs, trying new things for the kids and for the coaches just to see what "clicks".
We hope that you take advantage of the programs offered, and that you find them helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know what thoughts you have to share.