The goal of the Coaching Committee is that every team has at least a "F" licensed coach. Once the coach is licensed, we hope he or she will continue their education through the "E/D" level.
The goal for District IX is to have all of our coaches obtain the CYSA coaching license that corresponds to the division and age of the team they are coaching. By implementing and upholding this goal, District IX hopes to provide our coaches with the necessary teaching skills that will help improve the technical and tactical skills of the players they will coach, and in turn keep our youth players playing the game.
Subject to the exceptions noted in the transition (grace) periods outlined below, coaches must be licensed in accordance with the provisions below.
Grace period for new coaches and returning coaches advancing their license
CYSA District IX has launched a new coaching course registration website. Need to know what courses are coming up? Where they are? This is the spot! http://www.cysacoaching.info
In addition to giving coaches the ability to directly register for upcoming courses, the site has information on the coaching methodologies, the CYSA coaching progression and more. The site will also allow the District to contact coaches directly about upcoming courses if they have provided CYSA with their email addresses upon registering to coach.
The US Youth Soccer Recreation Coach of the Year is awarded to a recreation coach for both a boy's team and a girl's team for his or her coaching activities, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and citizenship. The national Boys and Girls Recreation Coach of the Year is announced at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, as a part of the US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop on Friday, Feb. 26.
Eric Johnson uses his voice as a coach with Redding Youth Soccer League to encourage and mentor his players, leading to them always playing with class and dignity - win, lose or draw. He organizes open field nights to bring together players of all ages and skill levels to play for fun and enjoy the game. Johnson, a USSF "D" License coach, mentors more than just his players by participating in training of new coaches who are studying for USSF "E" and "F" Licenses.
The CYSA District IX Board of Directors and the CYSA Board of Directors would also like to congratulate Eric Johnson for his continued leadership and commitment to youth soccer and making "KIDS FIRST" a reality.