Coaches' Resources

Information and resources for coaches from RBJSL

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Website and Resources

An article about how Alex Morgan trains and the specific physical activities the US team perform to reduce likelihood of injury. The FIFA 11+ program was specifically designed for women to help prevent ACL injuries through warm up routines but is equally applicable to boys. The results from the program are pretty impressive – 88% reduction in ACL injuries in girls ages 14-18.

Coaches Checklist For Games

Monday/Tuesday before the upcoming weekend's game - 
  • Contact opposing coach. 
  • Confirm game time.
  • Get directions to the field, if its away or give directions if home.
  • Confirm uniform colors. If colors are the same the Home team changes. 
Wed/Thur/Fri before the upcoming weekend's game - 
  • Give out directions to the field and game time information to your team. 
  • Have your team Arrive 30 —45 minutes before game time.
  • Remind them to bring both uniform colors, and let them know which they will be wearing. Rather be safe then sorry.
Game Day
  • Bring ice and a First Aid kit. 
  • Home coach check the field for corner flags, nets are fastened and goals are anchored. 
  • Have 3 copies of your roster form completed with players names and uniform #‘ s.
  • Have coaches passes available to present to the Referee. (Only 3 coaches on the sideline) 
  • Have player passes available for travel teams.
  • Each coach pays 1/2 Referee fee in Cash$ before the game. 
  • Each team is to provide 1 linesperson to assist the Referee in calling out of bounds. 
  • Home team provides game ball. 
  • Make sure your Keeper shirt is a different color from both teams colors, use a pinny if necessary.
During the Game
  • Demonstrate proper conduct and sportsmanship towards opposition, the referee and your players. Remember these are just kids playing a game.
  • You are responsible for your players conduct and the conduct of your fans.
  • Keep your comments and instructions to your players positive
  • Be prepared for injuries 
After the Game
  • Have your team and your coaches congratulate the opposing team and thank the Referee
  • Keep your post game talk short and positive. This is not the time to discuss mistakes observed during the game. 
  • Report the score to RBJSL 
  • If any comments are warranted, good or bad, about the refereeing complete a referee evaluation form and send it to RBJSL, please contact the WASC president or director of coaching before submitting the evaluation form.
  • Do not confront the Referee about a call you disagreed with.
  • If no referee showed up for the game report this to the club.