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Coach registration (Fall 2014)

Coaches/Volunteer Risk Management Assessment (RMA)

All team volunteers (Coach, Assistant, Team Manager, Trainer) that work directly with the players are required to submit to a Risk Management Assessment (RMA) which helps ensure our children are kept safe. When you enter the Coaches Registration module, you will be directed to follow a link to the RMA on the Washington Youth Soccer site (Affinity System).

IMPORTANT: You must use your LEGAL FIRST and LAST name and BIRTH DATE for both the RMA application and the WSSC registration (THEY MUST MATCH!) in order for you to be cleared and assigned to a team.

 
Fall 2014 Resources and Events

Fall 2014

Updated July 22, 2014

Coaches --
We at the WSSC want to thank all of you for your countless hours of service helping to create a great soccer experience for all our kids here in West Seattle-we would be nothing without you folks!

  • Mandatory Coaches meetings
    • U-08 and older Coaches,
      Thurs., July 24, 7-8:30pm, Grace Church, 10323 28th Ave SW, Seattle
    • Coed U6 and U7 Coaches
      Thurs., Aug. 14, 7-8:30pm, Grace Church, 10323 28th Ave SW, Seattle
  • Download Practice Fields -
    Note: some fields are reserved for club training and camps.
    • August 2014 (will post by end of July)
    • As reference, here are the field reservations from 2013. Generally, fields are reserved 5-8pm, M-Fr.
  • Summer coaches' game will be scheduled in August 23, 11am-1pm, Walt Hundley Field.
  • Schedules -- visit the schedules page. Fall 2014 schedules should be posted by end of August.
  • Entering a tournament? Please plan ahead! View guidelines here.
  • Rules -- please review the rules page.
  • U.K. Soccer International Online Coaching Curriculum (all ages) -- Access 1000+ age appropriate activities that will assist in making you a better coach.
  • Sports Participation Policy - Seattle Parks, 2002 (PDF). This document lists guidance for use of athletic fields in Seattle. Please note: NO AIR HORNS at fields
  • Fall Kickoff Jamboree (U-08 to U-11) -- view Jamboree page for more information.
  • Master coaching -- player and coach development (U-6 & U-7). WSSC is partnering with Master Coach Online (MCO) to provide an age and competence appropriate program for our entry-level (U-6 & U-7) players and coaches. Learn more

Fall 2014 Message to Coaches

Hello WSSC Coaches -
Most of the information on this page is also listed in the Coaches Handbook, which is distributed at the coaches meetings prior to the fall and spring seasons.

Please direct questions to wsscboard@gmail.com

As the weather gets a little cooler and school is right around the corner, it means that our Fall soccer season is almost here! With our Fall season at WSSC almost upon us, and practices starting to fire up in August, I would like to remind all of our coaches about some of our guidelines at WSSC for conducting your teams practices.

WSSC reserves practice times at many fields in West Seattle (see links above).

Points to remember:

  • Try to practice where you play your games--it will help spread out our teams around all of our West Seattle fields.
  • SHARE THE FIELDS!!! A team can not occupy an entire field for their practice--if no other team shows up, then it is fine to use the entire field, but be prepared to run your practice on a half or 1/3 of a field space. 3 teams can effectively use 1 field to run each of their practices--plan ahead! We all need to work together to share all of our fields.
  • Please allow older teams to practice in front of the full size goals. If you coach a younger age team, please allow teams that use the big goals to practice in front of the big goals.
  • Please do not schedule scrimmages during WSSC practice field reservation times. If you are the only 2 teams on a particular field, then please have an impromptu scrimmage! Be aware that if other WSSC teams show up to use the field, you must share the field! As stated earlier, 3 teams may have to use one full sized field for their practices--keep that in mind when planning a scrimmage. If you can find field time outside of scheduled WSSC practice times, please set up your preplanned scrimmages at those times.
  • No air horns or dogs at games.
  • Walk the pitch before each practice and game to note drains, irregular surfaces, garbage, dog "treats"--things that could inhibit your team during training/games.
  • Thank you all for stepping up and coaching with WSSC this fall--we could not do it without all of you! You are making a huge impression on all our young players that they will remember for the rest of their lives--be a good influence and example!

Thanks for making WSSC thrive and have a tremendous Fall season!

Scott Jones
VP of Coaches WSSC

 
Coaching Education Opportunities and Resources


Coaching Education Opportunities

Interested in becoming a better soccer coach? Here is a list of upcoming coaching clinics and education resources.

Upcoming WSSC Coaches Clinics

  • None scheduled at this time

WYS Online Coaches Modules

Online coaching modules make coaching education easy by using visual demonstrations via video or animation, combined with printable exercises and one page practices sessions. WYS offers a comprehensive learning process that makes it simpler for a coach to see, read and implement the individual exercises and age appropriate development for U6, U8, U10 & U12 coaches in your own time and in the comfort of your home.

WYS Age Appropriate Training sessions

We also want you to be aware of our Age Appropriate training sessions which are 8 weeks' worth of pre-planned training sessions for age groups U6, U8, U10 and U12. Each week includes four different activities and is specifically designed to provide training based on the needs of that age-group. Additionally, each activity is in print and video format - coaches can see the training exercises in action with the videos and then print the diagrams out to bring to the field.

Upcoming Clinics in our Area

 
Coaches Corner (Spring 2014)

Hello WSSC Coaches -
Most of the information on this page is also listed in the Coaches Handbook, which is distributed at the coaches meetings prior to the fall and spring seasons.

Mandatory Coaches Meeting

  • Thursday, March 27, 7pm at Grace Church - 10323 28th Ave SW, Seattle
  • It is our expectation that ALL West Seattle Soccer Club Coaches will attend this important meeting. Team equipment and uniforms will be distributed at the meeting.
  • Agenda
  • Coaches Handbook

Resources and reminders

  • Schedules
  • Please familiarize yourself with the League Rules and expectations for the age group you will be serving.
  • Spring coaches' game is Saturday, March 29, 1pm at Chief Sealth HS field.
  • No air horns or dogs at games.
  • Walk the pitch before each practice and game to note drains, irregular surfaces, garbage, dog "treats"--things that could inhibit your team during training/games.

Thank you all for stepping up and coaching with WSSC this spring--we could not do it without all of you! You are making a huge impression on all our young players that they will remember for the rest of their lives--be a good influence and example!

Scott Jones
VP of Coaches WSSC

 
2014 Fall Registration
  • Serve with us this Fall!

    Register as a Volunteer Coach or Team Assistant

    Register Now
 
Fields by Age Group

Game Fields by Age Group

Fall 2014 (tentative) 
U-06 - Madison MS
U-07 - Madison MS and Roxhill South
U-08 - Riverview North
U-09 - Highland Park
U-10 - Riverview South
U-11 - E.C. Hughes, Walt Hundley
U-12 and older - Walt Hundley, Hiawatha, Delridge North and South, Sealth

Fall Practice Fields. WSSC teams are encouraged to practice at the fields where their games are held. See list of Fall Practice Fields reserved on left of page. BE SURE TO CHECK RESERVED TIMES -- this can change from week to week.

Note: WSSC does not reserve practice fields for spring season.

Other Fields and Practice Venues:
- Alki Playfield
- Fairmont Park
- Roxhill North


 
No lights at field?

What to do if the field lights don't come on?

1. FIRST, confirm that WSSC has the field reserved. View the Practice field reservations posted on this page.

2. CALL the Seattle Parks Field Lights hotline at 1-855-330-8400. This number is staffed by a vendor, Skylogix. (If no response, call Parks Duty Officer, 206-992-4583)

  • Identify yourself by full name and role in the organization.
  • Share the field location, time, and our field reservation schedule.
  • Please communicate with other field users present at the site to reduce the calls to the hotline.
  • Please notify wsscboard@gmail.com of the outage and result after practice.