YOU’VE BEEN SELECTED AS THE COACH OF A TEAM – NOW WHAT?
Rogers United Soccer utilizes volunteers as youth coaches. These volunteers are often a parent of one of the participants on the team. A typical scenario has mom or dad registering their kid, and being asked to volunteer as a coach. Oftentimes, a parent will even sign up to be an assistant coach and then find themselves named the head coach because no other parents volunteered. However you were selected to coach, thank you for being willing to help out.
Did you know . . . coaches are one of the most influential people in the lives of athletes? They have the opportunity and the responsibility to teach valuable lessons that can impact the development of a child… for a lifetime.
RUSC Fall Soccer Overview for Coaches
Total Time: 55 minutes; 6:00-6:55 PM
Warm Up/Skill of the night: 20 minutes; 6:00-6:20 PM
Water/rest break: 10 minutes; 6:20-6:30 PM
Length of Game: 25 minutes, non-stop; 6:30-6:55PM
Referees / Instructors Team coaches
Number of players on the Field: If a team is short‐handed, coaches are encouraged to share
Players to ensure a game can be played. Each player should participate on an equal time basis.
Rockets: (4v4) No Goalies
Huskies: (6v6) With Goalies
Otters: (6v6) With Goalies
Rockets: (7v7) With Goalies
Skill of The Day
Week One: Throw-ins
START AND RESTART OF PLAY
Kick‐off is taken at the center of the playing field to start the game and after each goal has been scored. Opponents must be on their own half of the field.
Out Of Bounds
There are no corner kicks for Fall Soccer. If a ball goes out of bounds, coaches should stop the play, retrieve the ball and a player throw in restarts play.
Substitutions may be made during any stoppage of play. Shifts should be approximately 3 minutes.
The coach should be on the field with their players to help with fair play and basic game fundamentals (players will be looking for guidance and for a familiar face).
Games are played come rain, snow or shine. Cancellation typically only occurs in the event of extreme weather (lighting) and hazardous field conditions (soaked fields). Lightning must be present in the area, not simply forecast.
The RUSC website and Facebook pages will announce cancellations by 4 p.m.