West Michigan Youth Soccer Association

Coaching Education
Most times, when people think about coaches being prepared, they think about knowing the playbook and being prepared for practice and game-time decisions. As a youth soccer coach, you know the time, energy and research you put into preparation is a year round commitment which typically occurs off the pitch.  

WMYSA recognizes this commitment and wants to help by saving you time and energy in locating training developmental opportunities.  Below you will find Coaching Training links  which will include information on free local developmental training opportunities.   It will also include USSF and NSCAA courses in the area.The great coaches understand to properly address the tactical, technical, physical and psychosocial training aspects needed for player development they need to be organized and have a plan they can stick with. Unfortunately, organizational problems can occur within a team which end up creating roadblocks to effective development and sidetracks the best laid plans of coaches.  This is not because they are not prepared for practice and games, rather it’s because they are not up to speed or prepared for how time consuming of all the administrative tasks. 
To better assist coaches in avoiding these roadblocks, WMYSA has developed the coaching support section of the website to help provide information and tutorials for coaches and managers in the tasks which needed to maintain effective communications and timeliness of our processes.  Below you will find training aids which should be able to address many of the more common issues we see coaches get sidetracked on.

United Soccer Coaches Coaching Course Descriptions

MSYSA Online Coacing Education Courses

MSYSA Coaching Symposiums

Coaching Resource Educational Material