Coaching Staff

OPENDirector of Coaching & Training
director@addisonunitedvt.com

Responsibilities

● Creates and implements a Club Program under the direction of the Board.
● Player Development – Creates and implements a training and game curriculum for all age groups, in line with the club vision (includes tournaments and youth recreation program).
● Coaching Development – Creates and implements a coach training program in line with the club’s vision. Recruits & supports coaches and provides educational opportunities to help them become better teachers of the game.
● Works with coaching staff on team composition and determines an appropriate level of competitiveness.
● Point of contact for players/families for coaching-related issues. Reports parents’ issues to the Board.
● Practice and Game fields – Works with coaches and Field Coordinator to schedule practice field locations and times.
● Review the VSA schedule and reports to VSA and coaches any scheduling conflicts.
● Works with the coaches and VSA to resolve scheduling conflicts.
● “Stacks” games on GotSoccer (assigns games to fields).
● Competition – Works with coaches to select tournaments and league competitions for all age groups. Register for tournaments.
● Provide coaches clinics before winter training.

Coaches & Managers Info

Coach and Manager guide

For any parent or player issue, please contact the Director of Coaching & Training: director@addisonunitedvt.com as soon as possible.

***Always CC  your email communications with parents or players to the Director of Coaching & Trainingdirector@addisonunitedvt.com

If you need equipment or have a field maintenance issue, please notify the Director of Coaching & Trainingdirector@addisonunitedvt.com  or Presidentpresident@addisonunitedvt.com


***All teams will have a team binder which includes VSL player cards, the AU master schedule, the team contact list, the VSL official team roster (make multiple copies for distribution at games and tournaments), and each player’s medical release with a copy of the front and back of their insurance card.  All medical releases need a parent’s signature.  The hardcopy must be kept in the binder.  No copies are acceptable for medical emergencies or tournaments.  The binder must be with the coach or manager at all AU events (practices, games, and tournaments).  Please decide which person is the best to keep the binder.  The binder is required for tournament registration and Medics cannot care for a player unless they have the medical waiver and insurance info.


VSA/VSL Key Dates: http://www.vermontsoccer.org/key_dates/

VSL Game Schedule: will be finalized April 12th

The scheduling process is this: Contact: director@addisonunitedvt.com

  1. Identify and make the Director aware of any conflicts.
  2. The Director will coordinate with you and the other team and agree on the new game time/date.
  3. The Director will contact the VSA with the change.

Tournaments:  If your team would like to participate in any additional tournaments, please work with the Director.

Game cancelation: Contact: director@addisonunitedvt.com

Please follow this protocol when canceling games due to weather/field conditions:

  1. Work with the Director on any weather/field related issues that might require cancellation/rescheduling.
  2. Contact your players & families. The Director will handle contacting the opposing team & VSA.
  3. The Director will work with you and the opposing coach to identify a suitable reschedule date. Be sure the home field is available by checking here: http://events.gotsport.com/events/fields.aspx?EventID=70871&FieldID=
  4. Once we are able to settle on a date/time/field the Director will notify VSA. The following are the official VSL rules regarding game cancellation:

The following are the official VSL rules regarding game cancellation:
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Up to 24 hours ahead of time, Club Coordinators can cancel games due to Weather/Field Conditions. If a field is deemed unplayable (flooded/dangerous) the DAY BEFORE the match, the HOME Club Coordinator must have confirmed contact with the visiting coach and the visiting Club Coordinator. They must contact the VSA Office as well.

Inside of 24 hrs.”Game Day”: Only the officials can cancel or delay the game due to weather or field conditions.


GotSoccer:  Each coach and manager will receive a username and password for their team page on GotSoccer.  It gives you access to your roster, player contacts and medical releases, game schedule, events, and tournament info.  Please check your game cards before each game to be sure the info is correct (game time and location) and refs have been assigned.  If refs are not assigned to your game, please contact the Director to work with the VSL to get is complete.  Login in link, for team officials: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/users/login_menu.asp

Please install the GotSoccer Team App on your phone.   Instructions: GotSoccer Team App

  • game cards (Please check your game cards before each game to be sure the info is correct (game time and location) and refs have been assigned.
  • virtual cards
  • schedule
  • emergency contact information
  • stats

VSA Guidelines and Policies:

Vermont Soccer Leagues Coaches Guide:  Coaches Guide

Coaches courses

Background Checks, Heads Up Training, & SafeSport

Player Development Initiatives

Recognize to Recover

Small-Sided Games Resources

Weather Guidelines

Digital Coaching Center


Skills School Information for our coaches of U14’s and down, from the US Youth Soccer Site.
https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/980/15/2015_-_SKILLS_SCHOOL_MANUAL.pdf 


Player Development Curriculum-

We will be aligning ourselves with the US Soccer Player development curriculum and best practices guidelines. We now have a “player development pathway” for our players from U8 all the way through U18.

This is a ten-year “process” that occurs as players go through Addison United.

Player Development Curriculum

The US Soccer Curriculum provides age-appropriate content and methodology guidelines for clubs that optimize player and team development at each critical age in the youth player life cycle. As a club, we are committed to this long term process.

For coaches looking for more information about U.S. Youth Soccer, visit https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaching-resources/

Welcome to U.S. Soccer’s Digital Coaching Center (DCC), a state-of-the art online educational platform: The U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC), is a state-of-the art online educational platform. The DCC allows coaches to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more. https://dcc.ussoccer.com/

Referee information: http://www.vermontsoccer.org/referee_information/

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Other Resources:

US CLUB SOCCER POLICIES

Player Development Initiatives

Rules and Policies

VSA COACHES GUIDE

Weather Guidelines

VSA policies

Insurance

US Youth Soccer Player Development Model

Coaching Resources and Education from USYS

Link to: SOCCER.com Coach/Youth training videos

US Youth Soccer Workshop Presentation Download