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East Central Soccer District

Coach Education

‘Y1’ Certificate $0 member/$100 nonmembers
The ‘Y1’ Certificate is a 3 hour introductory course aimed at coaches working with U6-U10 children playing recreational soccer. The course exposes coaches to some of the bare essentials involved in coaching young players. The traits of young players are briefly discussed as well as a coaching checklist and loads of appropriate activities. Please bring a ball and come dressed to play.

'F' License Course $25
An on-line course offered through US Soccer's Digital Coaching Center intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players. After completion of the online modules, attendance at the last two hours of any Y1 course is highly recommended.

‘E’ License Course $150 members/$250 nonmembers
The ‘E’ Certificate is an 18-hour course targeted towards coaches teaching U10-U14 players. The course's major focus is preparing coaches to enhance the technical competence of developing players. Dribbling, heading, passing, shooting, receiving and goalkeeping techniques are all addressed, and small-sided match related games are provided for coaches so that they can create an enjoyable, but challenging learning experience for players. Candidates are required to complete pre-course assignments.

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The Officiating Crisis: What Can I Do?

By Dana M. Pappas on October 18, 2016

For the past several years, state association leaders have warned that we were about to face a crisis relative to the number of officials we have. The crisis is upon us and it has reached epidemic proportions. Newspapers across the country all have the same headline in the sports section: “Schools forced to reschedule games due to officials’ shortage.” The next headline will be even worse: “Games cancelled due to a lack of sports officials.”  Click here for more:

U8-U12 East Central Rule Review 2016

U11-12 Rules

These rules apply to ALL U11-U12 games:

  • Games are now 9v9 (1 goalie & 8 field players)
  •  Kickoffs can go in any directions
  • No heading at U11 – indirect free kick from the spot of the offense.  If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred

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East Central Soccer District Statement

This statement has been put together to help the soccer community in the East Central Soccer District understand the changes taking place for the 2016-2017 soccer season.  Realize not every question will be addressed here but we will try to cover the most important items as they pertain to your child and their team. 

While US Soccer Federation is giving the youth soccer communities until the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season to come into compliance with the new initiatives, the East Central Soccer District, as directed by WI Youth Soccer (WYSA) will be implementing the new initiatives for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 soccer season. 

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