Youth soccer program in Simsbury Connecticut

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Click on the link below to open the Club Accident Form:
Simsbury Soccer Club Accident Form


All Volunteers are required to complete the CJSA Backgroud check located on the CJAS wesite, please click the link below.
CJSA Background Check


 

CJSA Lightning Policy


6. Lightning – Recognizing the threat. Apply the 30-30 rule: When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If this time is 30 seconds or less, seek proper shelter. If you can’t see the lightning, just hearing the thunder is a good back-up rule. Wait 30 minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving shelter. Referees must protect the safety of all participants by stopping game activities quickly, so that participants and spectators may retire to a safer place before the lightning threat becomes significant. Remember, if you can hear the thunder, you are within reach of lightning.
 


Coaching Opportunities/ Development

The Simsbury Soccer Club relies on volunteer coaches for its programs. Our coaches have various levels of soccer experience; the only qualification required is a fun and positive attitude with a desire to work within the club structure. The club offers developmental clinics for coaches and licensing programs through the CJSA. At the instructional level we introduce our new coaches to coaching techniques through a clinic format. For more information please contact: Sean Glasgow, 658-9955.

Tips for New Coaches 

PLAYER TO COACH RATIO
Try to reduce the player to coach ratio by getting parents to assist you if possible. For the younger players 3 or 4 players per coach is a good number, and with older kids try to have one coach for every 8 or 9 players. The better coach to player ratio you have, the better your players will learn. Also, this year's assistants are next year's coaches, so you'll be helping your club. 

TEAMWORK
DON'T focus on having star players, but work on teamwork instead. Teamwork should be the key to the development of your players. An entire team that works good together can beat two or three star players easily.

HAVING FUN
Fun, for you and the players, should be the number one priority. Your second concern should be that the children learn, and the very last should be if they win or lose. Coaches who focus on the win-loss record are the ones whose players don't return the next season, and that is the true measure of a good coach. 

EDUCATION
Check out continuing education for coaches through organizations such as NSCAA or USSF.  For some useful pointers on drills for your team, check out Pill's Drills page!