Coaches Information

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Coaches Clinic: If possible all coaches should plan to attend the Coaches clinic offered by the British Challenger Program in July to be held at Memorial Field.

Suncook Youth Soccer also maintains a coaches library with instructional videos and booklets. Any coach may sign out videos for a week at a time from the canteen.

Team Equipment: Coaches should plan to pick up equipment in July after the coaches clinic. Other arrangement can be made with the Division Director.

Player Equipment: Shin pads are the only mandated equipment for every player.

Contact Players: All coaches should contact their players by the first week in August.

Practices: Coaches can start practices as soon as the first week of August. Below are suggestions as to number of practices and duration.

U4 & U6: Coaches should meet with their players as least once prior to the start of the season. During the season practices will take place on Sat. mornings prior to the games. Remember these are very young players and you want them to be able to recognize you and feel comfortable on opening day.
U8: Coaches should plan on 1 to 2 practices a week prior to the start of the season. It is the recommendation that practice last no longer than 60 minutes.
U10: Coaches should plan on 1 to 2 practices a week prior to the start of the season. It is the recommendation that practices last 60 minutes.
U12: Coaches should plan on 2 practices a week prior to the start of the season. It is the recommendation that practice run no longer than 90 minutes.
U14: Coaches should plan on 2 practices a week prior to the start of the season. It is the recommendation that practices last no longer than 90 minutes.

Practice Space: Below is a list of space that is available. Please keep in mind there are more than 30 teams and we all need to cooperate to find space to practice.

Memorial Field, Allenstown Elementary, Hill School, Volunteers Park

Code of ethics: All coaches need to read sign and agree to follow the Coaches Code of Ethics. Please hand these forms back into the director of the division in which you coach prior to the start of the season.

Coaches also need to hand out and collect from all parents a parent code of ethics. These forms should be kept with the coaches along with the registration forms.

Player Registration: Suncook Youth Soccer does accept late registrations at any point prior to the start of the season or even during the season. However there is late fee of $10 per player and $25 per family after June 1.

Absolutely no player is allowed to play in any game or practice without a signed registration form given to the Division Director.

Playing Time: All players must have the opportunity to play 50% of every game.

Referees: Suncook Youth Soccer is always looking to new referees. Referees get paid for there time and anyone is eligible. Please contact Michele Gauss with questions and time of ref. clinics. Please review the Laws of the Game-PDF.

Board of Directors: The board members are available to you should you have any questions comments or concerns.

Thank You: The board recognizes that every coach is a volunteer who has offered to donate their time and energy into making Suncook Youth Soccer the best possible recreation program around. The board, players and parents very much appreciate everything you do.