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Questions About Club Coaching

Who Will Be Coaching My Childs Team?
Coaches are assigned by the club’s Director of Coaching.  All effort will be made to have coaches assigned to each team and age group before evaluations, but sometimes due to numbers or other circumstances that is not possible.  Teams at the Juniors level will be coached by a coach from Coerver Coaching, one of the top soccer training organizations in the world.  They may also have a parent or volunteer coach.  We are always looking for volunteers.   All Academy and Select level team will be coached by a licensed coach.  All coaches and others directly associated with the club also undergo a background check.  If you have questions, please contact or Director of Coaching at [email protected]

Who is Coerver Coaching?
The Blythewood Soccer Club is a partner Club of Coerver Coaching.  To find about them google them or check out the website at http://www.coervercarolinas.com/.  They are one of the top training organizations in the world.  They do all the technical training for our Juniors Recreation level program.  Each Select and Academy team will have at least one team session with their trainers each week.  The cost of all of this is included in your club fees.


Are the Club Coaches Licensed?
Yes, all coaches are required to meet certain licensing requirements and dictated by the state or national organizations.  Typically they have completed a minimum of the 11V11 in-person Grassroots coarse as well as the age level appropriate course for the level they are coaching.  Select level coaches are required to have a minimum of a National D level license.  The club encourages and supports it’s coaches going beyond the minimum standards and always be looking to improve their skills. 

Have all Coaches Had Background Checks?
Everyone directly connected to the club has passed a background check.

Where Can I Find Out More About Getting My Coaching License?
To get more information about the license requirements for Academy and Select coaches the best resource it the South Carolina Youth Soccer Associations website (SCYSA.ORG) or Greg Vallee ([email protected]), the state’s technical director.


I Want to Help Coach.  Who Do I Contact?

The Blythewood Soccer Club welcomes all volunteers.  If you are interest in helping coach, please contact our Director of Coaching at [email protected]

What are the Requirements to Coach?
All recreation level coaches are asked to take the free introduction to grassroots coaching coaches offered by US Youth Soccer.  This is a short online course the introduces you to the basics of coaching youth soccer and the pathway to get your other licenses.  Coaches at the U9 & U10 levels are required to have at least the 7v7 In-Person license.  U11-U12 coaches are required to have the 9v9 in person license and all Select level coaches are required to have a National D License.  Assistant coaches are required to have at minimum the in-person license appropriate for the age groups they are coaching.

Are the club coaches paid?
The trainers from Coerver Coaching are paid.  All recreation level parent/volunteer coaches are not, but they may receive a small refund on their players registration if they complete the required background check, abuse awareness training and online introduction to grassroots coaching course.  All Academy and select coaches and their assistants also receive a small stipend to help offset their cost of licensing, equipment and travel.


What Should I Do if I Have a Problem with a Coach?
Of course the club hopes you will first be able to talk about any issues you may have with the coach directly.  In most cases this is all that is needed.  However, we realize that sometimes additional resources are needed.  You can contact the Director of Coaching Directly at [email protected].

Contact

The Blythewood Soccer Club

PO Box 983 
Blythewood, South Carolina 29016

Phone: 803-807-7128
Email: [email protected]

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