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Coaches

New Head coaches AND assistant coaches for all SSC teams are required to attend one of two Fall preseason 2011 meetings to discuss the “Coaches Code of Conduct”. The Stanford Soccer Club will host these meetings on Septemer 7 and September 8 (both at 8PM, in Cubberley Room A7 and A2 respectively). Returning coaches are encouraged to attend to gain insight into club/league procedures and opportunities. Agenda includes Playing rules (CYSA & US Club), Referee payments, Goals lock combinations, Game cards, Guest/Player’s passes, Roster Limitations, Coaching multiple teams, practice field sharing/resources, scheduling games & scrimmages.

Click here for the SSC “Coaches Code of Conduct.  Every year Head coaches and assistant coaches will be required to sign this document and act in accordance with its contents when acting as an agent of the Stanford Soccer Club.

Click here for the CYSA DIstrict II Coaching Policy statement or here for the website reference.

Upcoming Licensing Courses:

None at this time....

Coaching Information

The Stanford Soccer Club strives to attract coaches with a strong track record, showing the following kinds of credentials:

  • an impeccable reputation and references that will be a credit to the Stanford Soccer Club
  • a clear ability to guide, teach and motivate youth players and to interact effectively with parents and other adults
  • substantial experience coaching competitive youth soccer teams successfully
  • professional coaching licenses (the higher the better)
  • prior, extensive experience playing soccer at a high level
  • schedule flexibility, to accommodate school schedules and weekend games

Prospective coaches will typically be asked to provide references and professional documents in support of their claims.

The above list of credentials is only indicative of general expectations. For example, more mature teams may place more emphasis on the candidate's experience coaching, whereas younger teams may be more attracted to the candidate's ability to motivate younger children and teach fundamentals.

Club teams also seek assistant and position-specific coaches. For example, a keeper on Stanford University's men's or women's varsity team may want to work with one or more Stanford Soccer Club teams, or college graduate who played Division I soccer may wish to become an assistant coach with the hope of eventually leading a team. In addition, adults who enjoy soccer and working with children often volunteer their time to help club teams.

It is important that coaches get along well with a team's players and parents. Since the Stanford Soccer Club entrusts parents with the management of their teams, a harmonious balance and good communication must exist between all relevant entities.

To be considered for a coaching opportunity, please send an email with your qualifications to recruiting@stanfordsoccerclub.org.