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Aug, 2023

2023 Fall Coaches Meeting at Stafford Hospital

Dear Coach,  

The fun is coming soon!  A HUGE thank you for registering to be a volunteer Head Coach for the 2023 Fall season. 

This season we will hold an in-person Coaches Meeting at Stafford Hospital on August 12, 2023. All registered head coaches and assistant coaches are invited to attend.

COACHES MEETING DETAILS:   

  • Saturday, 8/12/23, 9:00am-10:30am

  • Location is Stafford Hospital, 101 Hospital Center Blvd, Stafford, VA 22554 
  • Head Coaches please attend (or a representative)   
  • Staff and Board Members will be on-site to answer questions
  • Short presentations by office and technical staff
  • Equipment pick-up
  • Give-aways & raffles
  • Your roster will be “live” online through your account by 8/12/23   
  • Expect changes to your roster so please check often (Recreation)  
  • A “virtual coaching packet” will be emailed on 8/12/23 at 4pm   

YOUR VIRTUAL PACKET WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:     

  • Gwyneth’s Gift Hands-Only CPR Video 
  • Links to any additional coaching information needed 
  • A google form link for you to list your top 3 practice locations/days/times preferences   
  • Practice session assignments will be made on a first come first served basis as the google form is date/time stamped   

REC/ACADEMY ESSENTIAL DATES:  

  • 8/12/23 Coaches meeting  
  • 8/12/23 - 8/17/23 REC Coaches reach out to their team with practice details asap (no later than 8/17/23 please)
  • 8/4/23-8/7/23 Stafford Soccer Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Fredericksburg (20% off entire purchase) CLICK HERE for coupon
  • 8/14/23 First week of practices for Academy  
  • 8/16/23 Coach Training Session (Embrey Mill Fields) see below for more details
  • 8/21/23 First week of practices for REC  
  • 8/26/23 Jamboree (Academy only, Embrey Mill Fields)
  • 9/9/23 OPENING WEEKEND! First weekend of games  
  • 10/7/23 No Games, Columbus Day Weekend 
  • 11/4/23 Last game weekend  
  • 11/18/23 Held for rain-outs  

Practice Field Selection:  

The selection of practice fields will be managed online. We have prepared a "Request for Practice Field" google form, wherein the head coach will provide their top three options. The link to the form will be in your virtual coaching packet, which will be released to you via email at 4pm, Aug 12, 2023. The placement of coaches to practice fields will be on a "first-come, first-serve" basis. Please choose a field in your team's county quadrant.  You will not receive a field that is outside of your team's county quadrant.  If you are unsure, please contact recreation@staffordsoccer.com as soon as possible. 

Please CLICK HERE for a look at current practice fields we can utilize in the county. This link can also be used to verify which fields are in a particular county quadrant. 

Coach Training  for REC and Academy. Sessions will be led by our technical staff 

  • Wednesday, 8/16/23 
  • U6/U8 (6pm-7pm)
  • U10 and older (7:15pm-8:15pm) 
  • Embrey Mill Fields
  • New and returning coaches are encouraged to attend 

Did you know that when you sign-in to your account, the “COACHING” tab is expanded to show session plans and session videos for each age group to aid you in running an effective practice?  

On behalf of everyone at Stafford Soccer, thank you, and we are looking forward to a GREAT fall season! 

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235 Garrisonville Rd.Suite 101 Stafford VA 22554 
Stafford, Virginia 22554

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 540-657-0734
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