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2020 Fall Coaches Packet

Documents from the 2020 Coaches Packet can be accessed by clicking on the name of the document below. Please feel free to use any of the information here to pass on to you player families.

Thank you for dedicating your time and talents to coaching a team this season!  We also want to thank you in advance for learning and adhering to all new guidelines set forth by the club and ultimately for your flexibility as we progress through the next few months.  

There is a lot of information we need to pass on to you this season, please take some time to look over everything and let us know if you have any questions:

Timeline: 

  • 8/15/20  Recreation coaches can sign-in to their accounts to see team rosters
  • 8/17/20-8/21/20  Academy First week of practice (COACHES SHOULD HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED ROSTER FAMILIES)
  • 8/24/20-8/28/20  Recreation First of week of practice (COACHES SHOULD CONTACT ROSTER FAMILIES AS SOON AS THEY GET PRACTICE FIELD CONFIRMATION AND NOT LATER THAN 8/20/20)
  • 8/29/20  Academy Jamboree  
  • 9/12/20  First game of the season  
  • 10/10/20  No games, Columbus Day Weekend
  • 11/7/20  Last game of the season  
  • 11/14/20  Held for rain outs  

PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE IMPORTANT LINKS:

Stafford Soccer Coach Guidelines & Procedures for Practice Sessions Video

Gwenyth’s Gift CPR Video, Hands Only CPR Training

BACK TO PLAY GUIDELINES Document

  • If you do not have an Assistant Coach, please try to procure a Team Parent to assist you.
  • You will have access to our online team page for communication with your rostered families.
  • Rosters WILL change! Please check your team page often and watch for emails from the office regarding changes.
  • Ideas for practice sessions for each age group can be found on our home page at StaffordSoccer.com under the COACHING tab. Here you will find session plans and videos for specific age groups.Please note; some of the plans may need to be adjusted to adhere to the new guidelines for this season.
  • Please become familiar with the RULES OF THE GAME, found under the COACHING tab
  • Sample parent email attached

Recreation/Academy Coaches Practice Sessions Guidelines & Procedures

**Setting up practice session - arrive 20-30 minutes to allow time for set up

  • Players only leave their car five minutes before practice start time.
  • No Parents on the practice field - must stay in cars, behind fences/netting area or at least 10ft away from the fields
  • **Cones 10ft apart around your practice field for player bag/water  
  • **Recommended Player/Coaches put hand sanitizer on before practice and during transitional water breaks
  • **Players will wait at cones until coach is ready
  • **Avoid “bringing it in / team huddles” - communicate with team in a 6ft apart distance, all social distancing
  • End practice 5 minutes early to allow safe transition time for next practice group. Next group wait a few minutes to allow last group to clear the field

**See Practice Session Video Example (link above)

**During the session

  • Design activities to avoid lines
  • Coaches only handle equipment such as cones, pug goals, etc.
  • Coaches keep accurate attendance every practice.
  • Each player will be given a pinnie by their coach to take home with them to wash and bring back to every practice. No sharing pinnies.
  • Remind players to not touch their face
  • Remind players to not share any items such as water bottles, snacks, or other equipment.
  • **Remind players to use Hand Sanitizer if/when they use the restroom and during water breaks
  • No “High-Fives”, Hugs, or close contact
  • Players/Coaches wearing masks is optional.  Do not force a player to remove the mask!
  • During practice, coaches and players try to minimize the use of handling of the soccer ball.
  • Goalkeepers cannot share gloves.

**See Practice Session Video Example (link above)

PRACTICE SESSION SIGN-UP FOR RECREATION HEAD COACHES ONLY

Please, CLICK HERE to access the google form to list your top 3 practice locations/days/times preferences.  Practice session assignments will be made in order of receipt as the google form is date/time stamped. Only head coaches are permitted to sign up for a practice field. 

Please CLICK HERE for a look at current practice fields we are able to utilize in the county this fall.

If you were unable to make it to the equipment pick up Saturday at Embrey Mill, you will need to schedule an office visit to gather needed equipment.  CLICK HERE to see available office appointments.

General questions please contact [email protected]

Questions regarding fields or your roster please contact [email protected]

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


2020 Fall Coaches letter and family email for Recreation or Academy
If you choose to copy and paste from this document, please paste to your Discussions as "plain text". If you do not past as plain text you will get an error message due to hidden formatting from the Word Document, You can use this document for either the Recreation or the Revolution Academy programs. 

Coach Education - use THIS LINK to learn more about the Coaching Education program provided for all coaches. 

 How do I use  my Team Page?

Crown Trophy Link for end of Year Celebrations

Positive Coach Alliance - Double Goal Coach Job Description

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Stafford, Virginia 22554

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Phone : 540-657-0734
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