What Makes a Coach?

Have you ever wondered if there is more you can do to foster your child's love of soccer but don't know how? Consider volunteering to coach. Coginchaug Soccer is the perfect place to interact, encourage and motivate your child and other youth players. You don't need a resume like David Beckham or Mia Hamm. In fact, many adults shy away from coaching not because of time commitment, but because they feel they lack the expertise to coach youngsters. Before you make a decision, realize that many youth coaches are still learning the game themselves - and that is fine when it comes to coaching youth soccer. Vast expertise is not required when children are just starting out.

A good coach needs to be conscientious, enthusiastic and determined to help players learn in the best way they can. Children deserve these characteristics from all youth coaches, no matter the sport. It is not always what coaches know about soccer, but how they present what they know that makes the difference.

affiliation with the Challenger Sports has made preparing training sessions easier. The Challenger coaches provide proven training plans that guide practices and are always willing to advise and help you improve. Coginchaug Soccer also provides access to soccer training courses at no charge to further your development as a coach. As a coach in the CSC system, you are never alone and will find there is always the support you need to handle every situation.

Still not sure this is the right job for you? How about volunteering as an assistant coach? Every team needs several volunteers to make the season a success. An assistant coach plays a crucial role helping to manage the players and execute the training session plans. If you are already at the field during your child's practice, why not get out there with them and get some exercise too? Assisting is a great opportunity to learn under a more experienced coach and build your confidence.

No interest in running around in a field chasing a ball with the kids? How about volunteering for the Team Manager role? Every head coach would love help with communication, schedule logistics, car pool coordination, and orange/popsicle assignment. There is always an opportunity to contribute.

Already a coach and you still want to be more involved? How about joining the board at Coginchaug Soccer or become a coordinator? We are currently looking for an equipment manager as well as other leadership positions throughout the organization. It is an exciting time at CSC as we are expanding the programs and working hard to raise the quality of the entire organization.

If you are interested in coaching your child's team or contributing in another way check the volunteer button on your family profile when you register your child. If you would like more information please contact your child's age group coordinator listed on the Contact Us page.

 
Announcements
  • Goalie Traininig

    Posted October 17, 2019

    Don't forget Goalie training will be the next Thursdays 10/17, 10/24 from 5:30- 6:30

    Any travel players that are interested in being a goalie is welcome to attend

  • No Smoking/Vaping on School Property

    Posted September 19, 2019

    Reminder......

    THERE IS TO BE ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING OR VAPING ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.  THIS IS A CT STATE LAW AND THERE ARE NO EXCUSES OR EXEMPTIONS. 

    THANK YOU

  • Welcome to Coginchaug Soccer Club!!!

    Posted May 5, 2019

    CLICK HERE TO LOGIN AND REGISTER!!!

    Welcome To Coginchaug Soccer Club (CSC) Connecticut, USA

    Promoting the Love of Soccer for All Ages and All Levels!

    Please Join Us For The Monthly General Membership Meeting

    The Meeting is Open to ALL MEMBERS.

    Please Come, Listen and Share.

    The Meeting is typically the 1st Sunday of the Month at 7:00 PM !

  • Become a Referee

    Posted July 9, 2018

    The club pays $20 - $50 per game and it's a great way to be involved and learn more about the game.


    To enroll in this training you must be 13 years old by December 31, 2017. Parents and any adult are also encouraged to certify! if you become a ref this spring, your liscence will be good until the end of 2018

    The club will provide a bonus to any new ref from Durham or Middlefield who refs 8 games in 2018 (any level of games) equal to the tuition of the referee class

    Training is done via online self taught sessions followed by an online open book test. Once the online session is completed, you will need to register for 2 sessions. The first session is a classroom session, the second a field session, both are taught by CJSA instructors. Each session is 3 hours, most sessions are held on the same day back to back. See the www.ctreferee.net website for full instructions


    IF you become a Referee:

    The club will work around your schedule: you will not be forced to choose between playing and referee'ing. You will work only when you are available

    If you think you could be an AR but not sure about becoming a center, that is fine, every game needs 2 AR's and 1 center, some ref's specialize in being AR's and rarely center a game. You will not be given a center until you feel you are ready

    You can only be a center for age groups 2 yrs younger than you, so if you are 14 yrs old, you can only center u12 and under games

    You can only be AR games for age groups 1 yr younger than your age


    For more information on the program, visit www.ctreferee.net.

     

    For specific questions, please contact CSC Referee assignor John Bugai at jbugaisoccer@gmail.com