Coach and Parent Education through SAM Soccer

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At SAM Soccer we strive to give you all the tools to ensure that you as a coach can be prepared to help your youth team grow as an individual and a soccer individual. Throughout this section you will find articles, and links to help guide you coach. Whether you're coaching for a living, or just doing it to spend more time with your child, we want to ensure that we have all the tools to make your players better!

The In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 11-12. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth. Eligibility Requirements: In order to register for the 9v9 In-Person Course, candidates must be at least 16 years old* and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.

There is also online courses which can be found below:

Create a profile and come join the course. 

First time coach - No problem at all. Click this link for some ideas or email

Guidance and Reminders

No Lines, No lectures, No laps.

Short, Concise, Communication to players at all times

Soccer is a game of skill played at speed - Try to do eveything as fast as possible so it is game speed.

Have fun while you coach and your players will follow.