Who Can Coach? You Can!

Coaches for the Tumwater Soccer Club are volunteer adults and youth ages 15 and older (with Adult Assistant). Parents often step forward and volunteer to coach the team their child plays on. There are a number of coaches within the club who do not have children playing in the club, but coach because they enjoy the experience.

Many coaches are current or former soccer players with many years of playing and coaching experience. However, no prior soccer experience is necessary especially at the younger age groups. The Club will provide the training necessary to be an effective coach at the younger age groups (U6 through U11).

The Tumwater Soccer Club always has opportunities for volunteer coaches. Occasionally the lack of coaches has resulted in interested children not having the opportunity to play in the past. YOU can make a difference!

For more information on becoming a coach contact us via email.

IMPORTANT NOTE
All coaches must receive Risk Management Clearance through WSYSA. Click on the link below to Register.
(Risk Management Clearance)


Coaches Training Available

TSC encourages all its coaches to receive coaches training. The club sponsors free clinics for its coaches through the WSYSA. The clinics that can be offered each year are:

U6 Coaching Module: The U6 Coaching Certificate is designed to provide the first-time parent/coach of five year olds with information on creating a beneficial soccer environment. The course has been designed to address the specific characteristics of this age group and to present activities and games that are developmentally appropriate. 2 1/2 hour course - No written test.

U8 Coaching Module: The U8 Coaching Certificate is designed to provide the parent/coach of seven year olds with information on creating a beneficial soccer environment. The course has been designed to address the specific characteristics of this age group and to present activities and games that are developmentally appropriate. 2 1/2 hour course - No written test.

U10 Coaching Module: The U10 Coaching Certificate is designed to provide the parent/coach of nine year olds with information on creating a beneficial soccer environment. The course has been designed to address the specific characteristics of this age group and to present activities and games that are developmentally appropriate. 2 1/2 hour course - No written test.

E Coaching License: The emphasis of the E course is on coaching players 10-14 years of age. It is a general certificate of 11-a-side play and is intended for those coaches who are in the transitional stage from coaching Modified Soccer to coaching 11 vs 11 soccer. The course is best suited for those coaches with several years' experience or who have attended one or more of the youth module courses.

The E course focuses on coaching points and the teaching of technique, with an introduction to the Principles of Play (attack and defense). The "E" course also provides elementary information on the management and preparation of a team. 18 hour course - No written test.

D Coaching License: The attendees of a D course fall into two distinct categories: coaches who are using the course to prepare for the National "C" License and those who are using the course to qualify for a particular level of coaching within their state. Many of the latter are not required to further upgrade their license. In addressing coaches in these two categories, the D course can be seen as either preparatory or terminal. The D course is for coaching players 14-18 years of age and emphasizes observing mistakes and providing information to correct the mistakes.

A majority of the course schedule is devoted to practice coaching and practical examinations. Candidates will be examined by the analysis of videotape footage for their knowledge and understanding of tactics and methodology. There are also take-home examinations on soccer injury prevention and the FIFA Laws of the Game.

Based on how well they do in the D License course, candidates are awarded either a National D License, which allows them to attend a National "C" License course after a year, or a State "D" License. If a State "D" License is earned, the D course can be retaken by coaches interested in obtaining a National C. 36 hour course - Written & Practical Test.