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September 2018 Coaches E-Connection

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our September 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.

NJ Youth Soccer Signs with YouthSoccer101.com

NJ Youth Soccer has signed with Youthsoccer101.com, which provides youth coaches and club representatives FREE access to a variety of age appropriate soccer activities and lesson plans to help guide volunteer coaches throughout the season. Sign up today.

7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 Online Courses Complete New U.S. Soccer Grassroots Coaching Pathway

The launch of three final Online Grassroots Coaching Courses completes the rollout of U.S. Soccer's new Grassroots Coaching Education Pathway. The rollout is part of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department's continuing efforts to provide accessible education to all coaches. Read more.

Tim Mulqueen Named Inaugural Head Coach of USL Memphis

All of us at NJ Youth Soccer would like to congratulate former NJYS Coaching School Instructor Tim Mulqueen on being named the first-ever head coach of USL Memphis. Read more.

NJYS Awards Dinner Red Carpet Interview - Glenn Crooks

Rachel Breton interviews former Rutgers Women's Soccer and New Jersey ODP coach Glenn Crooks after he was inducted into the NJYS Hall of Fame. This interview was filmed on the Red Carpet presented by RWJ Barnabas Health at the 2018 NJYS Awards Dinner. Watch.

Upcoming Coaching Courses

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the upcoming coaching courses below. For more information on US Soccer Licenses, 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:

  • September 29 - Point Pleasant
  • October 13 - Lakewood
  • October 19, 20 - Bulldogs SC

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.

NJYS Play of the Month

NJ Youth Soccer is 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.