For coaches coaching 5-10 year olds


All SYA U6 - u12 coaches need to obtain their appropriate F.U.N coaching course (called coaching module) to coach in u6-u12 age group.  

VYSA Coaching Education is pleased to announce the
creation of two new entry level coaching courses that will assist coaches to be successful on the field with these young age groups.
The courses use the acronym FUN, which in the end,
is why young players want to play soccer to begin with!
F: Facilitate an age appropriate learning environment for young players
U: Understand the physical, psychological and technical aspects that allow a young player to progress 
N: Nurture and instill a love for the game in all the players in your charge

Each course will consider the role of the coach and what it means to create a FUN environment. To successfully coach a player, a coach must know what makes them go, how to motivate them and how to instill a life-long love of the game.
FUN U6-U8:  Introductory Coaching and Field Module

This course examines the U6 and U8 player and provides tips and practical sessions for a coach to provide a FUN and positive learning experience for this youngest age group.

FUN U8-U10:  Introductory Coaching and Field Module

This is the “Golden Age” of player development and providing the right environment is crucial to keeping players engaged. Dynamic technical activities and the small sided game will be presented to help the coach step on the field confident that he/she will provide a creative, positive and instructional training session for their young players.


Each course takes three hours with 1 hour dedicated to classroom instruction and 2 hours spent on field work.


SPRING 2016 course dates:

U6-U8 coaches:             Thursday March 31, 2016        7pm - 10pm     Location: Deer Park ES, Dominion Theatre, then gym

U8-U10/U12 coaches:    Friday April 1, 2016                  7pm - 10pm     Location:  VA Run ES library then gym


To register:  Registration is now handled on the VYSA website:  https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/vysa/school/Directory.html.   (look for the course sponsored by Southwestern Youth Association)  If you are a current SYA coach, please email Beth Bogemann at admin@syasoccer.org to get a payment code before registering for the course.


Questions:  Beth Bogemann, admin@syasoccer.org.