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June 2018 Coaches E-Connection

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our June 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

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 22, 23 - Westfield Soccer Association
  • June 29, 30 - Linden Youth Soccer Association
  • July 13, 14 - Hub Soccer of Denville
  • July 13, 14 - Hopewell Valley
  • July 14 - Ironbound Soccer Club
  • July 20, 21 - Mantua Township Soccer Association
  • July 20-21 - Millville Soccer Association
  • July 21 - Union Soccer Club
  • July 27, 28 - Berkeley Heights Youth Soccer Association
  • August 25 - Westfield 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.

Seeking Coaches - Young Olympians and ODP

New Jersey Youth Soccer is looking for qualified, enthusiastic and committed coaches who can join our coaching staff for the Young Olympians Program (YOP) and Olympic Development Program (ODP). Individuals who join our team will gain valuable experience from a nationally recognized program, while working with top players in the state. These are part-time roles that are designed to complement, not replace, the experience a coach has at the club level.

Coaches must be willing to follow our training curriculums and work under the direction of our Technical Staff. Click here to view the role descriptions of the ODP Head Coach, ODP Assistant Coach and ODP Volunteer Coach. Click here for sample schedules from the 2017-2018 season to gain a sense of the commitment required.

Interested coaches are asked to submit a resume to odp@njyouthsoccer.com by July 15th.

Protecting NJ Youth Soccer Players

Creating the safest playing environment for youth players and their families is of paramount importance to NJ Youth Soccer, US Youth Soccer and US Soccer. With that in mind, we want to share an update about the "Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sports Authorization Act of 2017." This content includes free education and training opportunity available to our members that we strongly recommend.

Click here to link to the applicable page of the NJ Youth Soccer website. Thank you for your time and commitment to player safety.

New Jersey Youth Soccer Announces 2018 ODP Tryouts

NJ Youth Soccer has officially set the dates for its 2018 Olympic Development Program (ODP) tryouts, with sessions planned for July 28-29 and August 11-12. Similar to the past two years, one tryout date is expected in the north, south, shore and central regions to create accessibility for players throughout the state. Read more.

New Jersey Youth Soccer Crowns Spring 2018 State Cup Champions

NJ Youth Soccer recently crowned its 15U-18U National Championship Series, 15U-18U Presidents Cup and 15U-16U Commissioners Cup champions, with championship matches being played at locations throughout New Jersey. Read more.

14 NJYS Teams Advance to 2018 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships

After competing in the US Youth Soccer New Jersey State Championships, 14 teams have qualified to compete in the 2018 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships. 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.