PYSA Coaching Clinics

The PYSA coaching clinics are designed to provide our members with age appropriate information to use when coaching players between the ages of 4 and 12. Each participant will receive handouts that contain valuable coaching tips as well as sample practice sessions to use with their teams. During the session the coaches will participate in a number of age appropriate games that they can then use on the field when they are working with their respective teams.

For ALL U6-8 and U10-12 Clinics please use this link to sign up: Youth Module Clinics

To sign up for these clinics please click here: PYSA Fall 2013 Coaching Clinics

Date Location Course Time
5-Aug Buckman Field House New Coaches Clinic 6:30pm - 8:00pm
6-Aug Hollyrood Field Intro to Goalkeeping 6:00pm - 7:00pm
6-Aug Hollyrood Field Tactics for Small Sided Games 7:00pm - 8:00pm
7-Aug Buckman Field House Psychology of Coaching 7:00pm - 8:00pm
8-Aug Westmoreland Park U6 - U8 Clinic 6:00pm - 7:00pm
8-Aug Westmoreland Park U10 - U12 Clinic 7:00pm - 8:00pm
10-Aug Hollyrood Field U6 - U8 Clinic 10:00am - 11:00am
10-Aug Hollyrood Field U10 - U12 Clinic 11:00am - 12:00pm
12-Aug Buckman Field House New Coaches Clinic 6:30pm - 8:00pm
13-Aug Clinton Park Intro to Goalkeeping 6:00pm - 7:00pm
15-Aug Harrison Park U6 - U8 Clinic 6:00pm - 7:00pm
15-Aug Harrison Park U10 - U12 Clinic 7:00pm - 8:00pm
19-Aug Buckman Field House New Coaches Clinic 6:30pm - 8:00pm
22-Aug Jeld Wen Field Intro to Goalkeeping
8:00pm - 9:00pm UPDATED
20-Aug Arbor Lodge Park Tactics for Small Sided Games 7:00pm - 8:00pm
22-Aug Jeld Wen Field U6 - U8 Clinic 6:00pm - 7:00pm Scheduled!!
22-Aug Jeld Wen Field U10 - U12 Clinic 7:00pm - 8:00pm Scheduled!!
24-Aug Hollyrood Field U6 - U8 Clinic 10:00am - 11:00am
24-Aug Hollyrood Field U10 - U12 Clinic 11:00am - 12:00pm
26-Aug Buckman Field New Coaches Clinic 6:30pm - 8:00pm
27-Aug Gabriel Park Intro to Goalkeeping 6:00pm - 7:00pm
27-Aug Gabriel Park Tactics for Small Sided Games 7:00pm - 8:00pm
29-Aug Arbor Lodge Park U6 - U8 Clinic 6:00pm - 7:00pm
29-Aug Arbor Lodge Park U10 - U12 Clinic 7:00pm - 8:00pm
30-Aug Buckman Field Training in Small Spaces 6:30pm - 8:00pm CANCELLED

U6- U8

The curriculum of the PYSA Clinic is age specific. This clinic will focus on coaching the U5, U6, U7 and U8 age groups. This clinic emphasizes preparing the parent coach who has little or no experience in the game of soccer. This clinic teaches basic methodology and activities that are developmentally appropriate for players between 4 and 8.

U10 - U12

The curriculum of the PYSA Clinic is age specific. This course will focus on coaching the U9, U10, U11 and U12 age groups. This course emphasizes preparing the parent coach who has little or no experience in the game of soccer. This clinic teaches basic methodology and activities that are developmentally appropriate for players between 9 and 12.

Intro to Goalkeeping

As teams move from U8 to U9 they begin using goalkeepers. With the addition of goalkeepers we are also adding an entirely new and unique skill set. This clinic will cover the basic techniques that will help coaches tach players how to play the position safely and without fear. Along with basic techniques, coaches will be given some fun activities that will make players more comfortable playing in goal.

Tactics for Small Sided Games

This clinic is a discussion about how to effectively move add players to the field as teams get older. We will discuss the basic principles of soccer and how we can use these principles to place players on the field in ways that will assist in their development. This clinic is not a field based clinic. All coaches who attend will receive a copy of the US Soccer Best Practices document.

New Coaches Clinic

This clinic is designed for new coaches who would like a general overview of what it takes to be a volunteer recreational coach. This clinic will cover a wide variety of topics including: parent meetings, playing time schematics, risk management, developing a coaching philosophy, communication, and plenty of time for questions. This clinic will take place in classrooms and will not require any playing.