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May 2018 Coaches E-Connection

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our May edition of the Coaches E-Connection to keep you informed of our latest coaching news. We endeavor to increase our communication via this monthly initiative.

Upcoming Coaching Courses

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the upcoming coaching courses.

US Soccer National C License

US Soccer National D License

US Youth Soccer National Youth Coaching Course

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to present this upcoming US Youth Soccer National Youth Coaching Course that will be held in conjunction with the New York Red Bulls.

  • Dates:Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Cost:$825.00
  • Location:All classroom sessions will be held at the beautiful Red Bull Arena, home to the New York Red Bulls (600 Cape May St, Harrison, NJ), hosting all lectures and video reviews. For directions, click here.
  • All field sessions will be held approximately an eight-minute drive from the Arena at Riverfront Park (1-3 Brill St, Newark, NJ).
  • Register: http://www.njyslive.com/home.php?layout=5578081

For more information on all US Soccer Licenses listed above, as well as all the new Grassroots Coaching Licenses being held in New Jersey, check out the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center!

State Certificate

The NJYS F Certificate is now the State Certificate. The name may have changed, but it is still the same great comprehensive nine-hour course that will allow you to obtain a NJYS Coaches Pass. Below are some upcoming courses that you can register for here:

  • June 1, 2 - Washington Twp. Sewell
  • June 8, 9 - Gloucester City Youth, Gloucester County
  • June 29, 30 - Linden Youth Soccer Association
  • July 13, 14 - Hub Soccer of Denville
  • July 13, 14 - Hopewell Valley
  • July 20-21 - Millville Soccer Association
  • August 24, 25 - Pennsville SC, Salem County

Grassroot License In-Person Licenses

NJYS now offers four new in-person Grassroots License Courses. Each of these educational opportunities are tailored around the four new Grassroots game models addressed in the Player Development Initiatives: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11. These course options will offer coaches of every level the chance to learn more about how to develop a player-centered approach to coaching.

NY Red Bulls Host United Soccer Coaches Reading of the Game Course

Target and KIDS in the GAME Offering Youth Soccer Grants

Target and KIDS in the GAME are teaming-up to offer $1000 grants to youth soccer programs. The Target youth soccer grants program provides support for player registration fees, game equipment and training for volunteer coaches. Read more.

NJ Youth Soccer Embraces "Abuse Free Safe Zone" at All Events

NJ Youth Soccer is proud to promote an "Abuse Free Safe Zone" at our events. We want everyone to show parents, players, coaches and referees RESPECT. To get information about ordering signage for your event, contact communications@njyouthsoccer.com.

Parenting and Coaching the Perfectionist Athlete

Perfectionism robs our children of the youth sports experience and develops long-term anxiety that can be damaging to the brain and body. Changing the Game Project offers tips on how to help young athletes reduce their anxiety and do away with perfectionism altogether. Read more.

NJYS Play of the Month

NJ Youth Soccer is once again teaming-up with the New York Red Bulls and Sky Blue FC to celebrate the best on-field moments in the region for our "Play of the Month" initiative. This is an opportunity for NJ Youth Soccer players and teams to share their achievements, fun on the field and win a monthly prize from the New York Red Bulls or Sky Blue FC. This could be an individual goal, save, string of passes or any soccer activity that celebrates success and achievement on the field. Just tag @NJYouthSoccer on social media when you post a video, and make sure to use #NJYSplayofthemonth.

Tell Us Your Story

We are proud of each and every New Jersey player, coach and volunteer; past, present and future! If you have a special story to share, please contact us today at communications@njyouthsoccer.com.