Coaches Corner

This site is dedicated to our recreational coaches in hopes to provide as many tool possible to have a successful season as an EYSA Volunteer Coach.  All coaches in EYSA/AL Rush are required to have back ground checks (every year renewal) and pass the National Concussion certification test.  No Head coach or Assistant  coaches are allowed on the side lines without these qualifications.   

All coaches will need a Got Soccer coaching account.  Gotsoccer has setup a new system and we will get the link up as soon as possible

Prior to every Fall season (or if new coach in Spring).  You must take and pass the CDC Heads up concussion certification.  After you are done with the course you MUST upload a copy of the certificate of completion on your coaches profile. 

Click Here to go to the CDC Heads Up Concussion Course 

Spring 2020 Coaches Scheduling Meetings

Coaches will set their schedules for the season, so please bring a calendar so you know the dates you can and cannot play.  You must attend this meeting otherwise the coaches that show up will schedule the date and time that they want to play.  We will schedule the U6 coaches meeting after the jamboree.




EYSA/AL Rush uses a four level FREE coaching course model.  You have asked us to provide more advanced training and we feel this will you’re your request.  You must take the levels in order (you can request to skip level with DOC approval).  Also remember if you take one class a season you 1st child play for FREE and if you finish all 4 levels you 1st child plays for Free at ALL FUTURE Seasons in the recreational program. 

Remember to register as a coach first, do back ground check, and concussion protocol prior to class.

Level 1 New to Coaching Soccer: No Maximum number of participants
4 hour coaching course: Covers - Introduction to Coaching Soccer, Rules of the Game, Teaching Technique, Team Administration, Organization or Practices, and Basic Tactics.  This is the first class that all EYSA Coaches should take at a minimum.
Time/Date: TBD (contact Bill if you want to attend the class)

Level 2 Course: No Maximum number of participants
4 hour coaching course: Covers – Seasonal planning for teams (Goals, skill improvement, retention of players), Improving Technical Ability, Appropriate training games/activities to improve skill levels, Coaching with the game (practice and games), and improving quality of practice.
Time/Date: TBD (contact Bill if you want to attend the class)

Level 3 Course: Maximum 12 participants

5 hour coaching course: Covers – Focus on tactics with thirds of the field, technical position overviews, Match analysis and how to improve your team, psychological aspect of coaching
Time/Date: TBD (contact Bill if you want to attend the class)

Level 4 Course: Maximum 10 participants
5 hour coaching course: Covers – Examination of different systems play, coaches will be filmed at practice and receive an analysis, coaches will be examined while coaching a game and given analysis
Time/Date: TBD (contact Bill if you want to attend the class)

Please Contact Bill Martin 256-490-3674 for any questions about this coaching program 

Age Directors:
Coaches, your age director will be critical for you to have a successfull season.  This person will be responsible for giving you practice times/dates (if at EYSA/Gadsden State fields), working your schedule and scheduling requests. concerns or issues, re-schedules, and any other issues you have during the season.  

U6:  Kerrin Shields - [email protected] - 256-438-1661
U8:  Melisa Hughes - [email protected] - 256-390-7999
U10/GSS/U12:  Jeff Ohmberger - [email protected] - 402-206-9297
u14 and older: Ali Sullivan - [email protected] - 256-393-5864

Below are the general rules for EYSA recreational soccer program.  Any rule not specified will be defined by Alabama Youth Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and/or FIFA.

U6 Rule Set

U8 Rule Set
U10/GSS/U12 Rule Set
U14 and up Rule Set
USYS Heading Rules

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