Recreational League Coaches
To volunteer as a coach or assistant coach of a recreational league team check the volunteer box on your child's registration form, or contact the Recreational Coach Coordinator.
Each year all coaches must fill the CYSA Form 1628 - Risk Management Disclosure Form, and mail it to the club registrar: Santa Cruz City YSC Registrar, P.O. Box 2039, Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Santa Cruz City YSC offers coaching clinics for all new and returning coaches before the start of the Fall season.
Practice and Development
- Santa Cruz City YSC New Coach Slide Presentation
- Created by U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education Department, Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States describes concepts of player development, recommendations and games.
- CYSA Cal North U6-U8 Sample Games.
- CYSA Cal North U9-U11 Sample Games.
Rules of the Game
- Age Group Matrix for Recreational Soccer Teams is a table describing modifications to the laws of the game by age division.
- FIFA 2012-2013 Laws of the Game.
Competitive Team Coaches
The Santa Cruz City YSC competitive teams play in the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) District 2 league (CCSL) and in tournaments throughout northern California. As of 2013, CYSA Cal North requires all coaches in their league to hold a minimum of a US Soccer National E license. The club's parent organization, Santa Cruz County Youth Soccer League (SCCYSL), sponsors coaching courses for the National E license (and the prerequisite Cal North F License).
Please contact the competitive team coordinator if you are interested.
Rules of the Game
- U.S. Soccer Coaching Curriculum (and presentation by Claudio Reyna).
- Between the Lines - blog at MLSsoccer.com
- U.S. Soccer National License Progression.
- Ethics in Youth Soccer - an article by Georgia Soccer.
- Development of Young Players - an interview with Jurgen Klinsmann.
- "We should have a conveyor belt of talent" - an interview with Brad Friedel.