San Marcos Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 627 
San Marcos, CA 92079
Tel: 760-621-0650
Fax: 760-621-3243

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Coach Courses

For the San Marcos Youth Soccer 2015 Fall Season, we will be honoring existing YM1 or YM3 licenses.  If however you do not have an YM1, YM3 or the new F license  or above you will be required to get a F License.

The F License is a 2 hour online course hosted by US Soccer that normally costs $25.00.  If you are coaching for SMYS, we will provide you a token pass so you will not have a cost. 

New coaches, in addition to the F license, you will be required to attend an age appropriate San Marcos Youth Soccer field coaching season.  

If you have previous coaching experience with San Marcos Youth Soccer, you will not be required to take the field course, but it is recommend. 

We know there will be questions shortly after the practice starts, so SMYS will provide additional coaching sessions based on feedback from the coaches.  Please check back here for more information after August 1st.

Please contact your Divisional Coordinator, Director of Coaching or the Director of Recreation Programs to get your online token and to sign up for the field session.

Regards,

Michael Snow
DOC, San Marcos Youth Soccer

 

SMYS Field Work - July 25th (Session 1)

 

  • Saturday, July 25th -  U5/6: 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Saturday, July 25th -  U7/8: 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 25th -  U10 and up: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

 

SMYS Field Work - August 1st (Session 2)


 

  • Saturday, July 25th -  U5/6: 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Saturday, July 25th -  U7/8: 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 25th -  U10 and up: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Getting warmed up

U-5/6 Warming up.

Get the players together where everyone can sit together. The coach and the kids will sit down and ideally, the coach will do these fun stretches with the players.

Spaghetti Legs (20 to 30 seconds)

                While sitting on the ground, have the childrens legs straight out and have them lift their feet with the legs and “bounce” their heels on the ground.  The legs will look like spaghetti noodles.

Clapping Feet (20 to 30 seconds)

                While sitting, straighten legs and clap the feed together

Big Tall Building (20 to 30 seconds)

                While sitting, balance one foot atop the other to build a tall building,  switch 3 or 4 times

Wave   (20 to 30 seconds)

After children are familiar with building Big Tall Buildings have them lift the top of their building (top foot) and wave with it for a couple time then bring it back to the top of the lower foot.  Then switch feet.  Repeat  

Practice falling down (3 to 4 times)

                While sitting and coming off the Wave, the children will fall down by rolling on to their backs and lifting their legs in to the air and then get back up by rolling back to the sitting position.

  • After stretching, have a fun game quick game with a ball that can include:
    Follow the leader, dribble
    I can do this, can you?
  • Walking lunges
  • Straight leg swing
  • High knee lifts
  • Sideways jogging from left to right
  • Hip rotations (in and out) have the player take one or two steps and left the right knee until the quad is parallel with the ground and swing the knee out to the side (rotating the hip)  switch to other leg.

Up to U10 Warming up

Get the players together and conduct some simple dynamic  stretches.  Dynamic stretching is propelling the muscles towards their maximum range of motion.  It is important that the movements should not be forced with jerky or bouncing actions beyond what is comfortable.    Stretches should resemble what movements would be done in soccer.  Keep the stretches simple and fun.

Move on to a light dribble where the player has to paint a section of the field with ball being the paint brush, have them move the ball with both feet.

Progress to passing the ball in pairs or threes also painting the field, this is a good time to have the players call out the name to the receiver.    

If time permits, work on a combo plays that have a finishing element (shot on goal) to it

U12s and Up – Warming up

The material starts the same with the u10 intro, but now the players need to have a more dedicated focus on the stretching.  Form is very important.  Keep legs straight by not allow the players to bow at the knee.  Avoid back rolling stretches.   

Recommend activities:

Form two lines consisting of 6 pairs cones or other markers about 6 yards apart. You need not have physical markers.  You can call out the routines, but markers help

 field

Running (2x)
Jog straight to the last cone or line. Run slightly more quickly on the way back

RUNNING HIP OUT (2x)

Jog to first cone or marker. Stop and lift your knee forwards. Rotate your knee to the side and put your foot down. Jog to the cone and do the exercise on the other leg. When you have finished the course, jog back.

RUNNING HIP IN (2x)
Jog to the first cone. Stop and lift your knee to the side. Rotate your knee forwards and put your foot down. Jog to the next cone and do the exercise on the other leg. When you have finished the course, jog back

RUNNING QUICK FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS SPRINTS (2x)

Run quickly to the second cone then run backwards quickly to the first cone, keeping your hips and knees slightly bent. Repeat, running two cones forwards and one cone backwards. When you have finished the course, jog back.

Move on to a light dribble where the player has to paint a section of the field with ball being the paint brush, have them move the ball with both feet.

Progress to passing the ball in pairs or threes also painting the field, this is a good time to have the players call out the name to the receiver.    

If time permits, work on a combo plays that have a finishing element (shot on goal) to it

               
               

San Marcos Youth Soccer Sponsors

Welcome

Get the SMYS sponsorship form
PDF 2014 Sponsorship Form

SMYS new "Sponsorship Menu" offers corporate and community partners, marketing exposure to suit all budgets. In addition to promoting your business in the community, your Generous Donations help us to:

  • Provide a quality athletic opportunity for the youth of North County
  • Promote volunteerism
  • Create family cohesion
  • Purchase necessary equipment
  • Keep registration fees low
  • Provide professional training for coaches and referees
  • Offer scholarships to players in need

Any amount helps!!!


The packages are fully outlined on this page and are listed as:

  • Team Sponsor: $250

    • Sponsor Plaque
    • Name on Team Banner
    • Name on Team Jerseys
    • Name/logo/link on sponsor page and yearbook
    • Promotional opportunities at select events

  • Club Sponsor: $500 

    • Team Sponsor benefits, plus…
    • Name on Team Banner of Second Team
    • Name on Team Jerseys of Second Team
    • Your business prominently displayed on a 3’ x 2’ sign on game days

  • League Sponsor: $1,000 

    • Club Sponsor benefits, plus...
    • Name on Team Banner of four teams
    • Name on Team Jerseys of four teams
    • Name/Logo on SMYS official practice T-shirts
    • Upgraded game day sign (4’ x 3’)

CALLING ALL SPONSORS

Calling All Sponsors:

 

Did you know that San   Marcos Youth Soccer is looking for sponsors for our Fall Soccer season?   For $250, your company will get your name on a team’s  uniform,   placement on our web site (and Facebook), a spot in our yearbook, a great   team photo/sponsor plaque AND you will be helping to keep youth soccer affordable for all of the kids of this community. Your sponsorship dollars go towards keeping registration fees low, providing scholarships for those less   fortunate children and training and support for our volunteers so that they can make everyone’s soccer experience the best that it can be.

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