Spring 2020 Coach Meeting
For: All Spring 2020 PCSL Coaches
When: Monday, March 9, 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Training & Performance Center, 1111 Trinity Lane, Bloomington
We invite you to attend the Spring 2020 PCSL Coach Meeting on Monday, March 9 from 7pm-8:30pm at the Training & Performance Center at 1111 Trinity Lane in Bloomington.
This meeting is for ALL PCSL coaches and we encourage you to attend!
At the meeting, we would like to introduce you to our new Assistant Director of Coaching, Chad Jones. Coach Jones comes to us most recently from Millikin University in Decatur where he was the Head Coach of Millikin's men's team. Coach Chad is a USSF A license coach and brings with him many years of experience in Central Illinois club soccer. He will help with development of coaching curriculum and be a resource to PCSL coaches.
The following topics that will be discussed are
• How to run a practice
• Training ideas
• I'm a new coach, help me!
*New spring coaches - this will be the time to pick up your equipment and coach packet.
Please let us know that you will attend by clicking RSVP below so we can be sure to have enough materials prepared for the night.
PCSL Coaches, Spring 2020
Great news! We have teamed up with Illinois Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation to bring a FREE 4v4 Coaching License to the area on February 29 from 2pm - 6pm at Heartland Community College's Recreational Building.
This Grassroots 4v4 course is part of the US Soccer coaching pathway and is one of the newest coaching courses that focuses on the play-practice-play model.
At the Grassroots level, children learn and develop to their full potential through game like experiences in an enjoyable environment which supports individual growth. A major emphasis of the course are the Six Tasks of a US Soccer Coach: Coaching Games (CG),Coaching Training Sessions (CTS),Leading the Team (LT),Leading the Player (LP),Managing the Performance Environment (MPE), Leadership (L)
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a USSF Soccer Coaching License. In addition, you will gain access to twelve free session plans, which can be used for the upcoming PCSL spring soccer season.
• Date- Saturday, Feb 29th 2020
• Time- 2pm to 6pm
• Course Length: 4 Hours – 1 Hour Classroom 2 Hour Field 1 Hour Classroom
• Location- Heartland Community College, Recreational Building, Normal
• Prerequisites: 1. Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center(DLC). 2. Complete the US Soccer Introduction To Grassroots Coaching Module.
Please contact us at email@example.com to let us know you will attend. You will then be emailed a link and individual code that you will need to sign up, create an individual coach profile and complete the coaching module.
We hope all of you can attend and take advantage of this great coaching opportunity!
Any person wishing to volunteer in PCSL must complete a PCSL Volunteer registration each year online, including the information needed to consent to a background check. This is important for the well-being of our children, coaches and League.
Fall 2019/Spring 2020
To be considered as a coach volunteer, complete the Coach/Asst. Coach Volunteer Registration 2019-2020 for the upcoming 2019-2020 soccer season. In addition, you must complete & send the PCSL office the Illinois Youth Soccer Association Emergency Medical Release and Liability Waiver (which is also required each playing year). Additional requirements include a background screening, Safesport certification and CDC concussion training. You will received an email indicated if the additional requirements are needed.
Fall 2020/Spring 2021
Registration for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 soccer season begins February 1. To be considered as a coach volunteer, complete the Coach/Asst. Coach Volunteer Registration 2020-2021 for the upcoming 2020-2021 soccer season. In addition, you must complete & send the PCSL office the Illinois Youth Soccer Association Emergency Medical Release and Liability Waiver (which is also required each playing year). Additional requirements include a background screening, Safesport certification and CDC concussion training. You will received an email indicated if the additional requirements are needed.
For your Calendar:
How do you find out if games are cancelled?
Please do not call the PCSL office on rainy, overcast or cold days to inquire about cancellation of league games. We do not cancel merely because it's raining.
Games are played except when the following conditions exist:
- Any signs of lightning
- An issued Severe Thunderstorm Warning
- An issued Tornado Watch or Warning
- Severe Cold Temperature
- Any other severe weather condition the PCSL Board of Directors considers would endanger our players or volunteers.
Announcements of league cancellations will be announced on the PCSL's website, Twitter account, Facebook page, through email (if timing permits) and WJBC radio (1230 AM) & website, by 7:30am on game days.
Often times, a severe storm will roll in mid-way through the day. For Game time cancellation decisions, as soon as possible, the website, Twitter & Facebook will be updated, league emails will be sent (if timing permits) and WJBC notified. We rely on coaches to help spread the word to their team parents.
Coach Resource Links:
Tips for the First-Time Coach from the Positive Coaching Alliance
Fact Sheets U6-HS
- U6 updated 7-22-19
- U7 updated 7-22-19
- U8 updated 7-22-19
- U9-U10 updated 7-23-19
- U14 updated 9-10-19
- HS updated 7-22-19
For those coaches looking to further their coaching education we offer the Illinois Youth Soccer Coaches Club which offers year round coaching education events, lesson plans & more. Join here: http://www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org/coaches-home/illinois-youth-soccer-coaches-club
PCSL Coaching Requirements
To make this the best possible experience for the players, coaches, and parents, there are a few things that PCSL requires of Coaches to complete each year:
- Register as a Volunteer Coach
- Successfully complete a volunteer background check
- Successfully complete the US Olympic Committee SafeSport training Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
- Successfully complete the CDC Heads Up Concussion training
- Attend the mandatory Coach Meetings at the start of Fall season
- Complete the IYSA Medical Release and Liability Waiver and submit to the PCSL office.
Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 Season
All coach volunteers for the Fall 2019/Spring 2019 season, please register below.
Fall 2020/ Spring 2021 Season
All coach volunteers for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season, please register below.