Coaches responsibilities and Behavior Guidelines

Coaching is a privilege granted by clubs and parents and with this privilege comes responsibilities.  Coaches should keep in mind their position as a role model for their players.  The coaches set the tone in the sportsmanship for the players and spectators.  Coaches should remember that socceer is mor than "winning at all cost." The object of youth sports should be:

  1. Enjoyment
  2. Skill Development
  3. Participation in a team sport
  4. The development of good sportsmanship

The coach, the primary influence on the players, determines if the objectives of the State Association for youth soccer players are met. 

The State Association expects coaches to abide by the following guidelines:

  1. Coaches should refrain from negative coaching from the sidelines and refrain from yelling at players, opponents and game officials from the sidelines.
  2. Coaches are required to have in thir possession a WYSA issued coach pass card.  To obtain a WYSA coach pass card, review WYSA requirements.