Recreational Coach or Convener
Becoming a Volunteer House League Coach
House League Volunteer Coach
LSSC House League coaches are all volunteers. Those who are interested in becoming a House League coach must fill out a volunteer/coaching application form and attend a mandatory coach information session held in April, prior to season start. A Police Clearance is required for all coaches 18 years and older. Police Clearances are valid for two years and you can be reimbursed if the original receipt is issued to the LaSalle Stompers Soccer Club.
LSSC has the right to refuse any coaching application.
Coaches must be at least 14 years of age for grassroost, U4-U6
Coaches must be at least 16 years of age to coach U8 - U10
Coaches must be at least 18 years of age to coach U12 - U18
Any coach under 18 must have a parent willing to be responsible guardian.
Head Coaches and assistant coaches automatically receive their child on their team (*if the Head coach does not have a child they can select another player) and one additional player request, which is submitted prior to January 31st and works with all criteria. The Club has the right to refuse any request at any time.
No formal soccer or coaching experience is necessary to volunteer to coach House League. LSSC does ask for exemplary commitment, communication, skill development and fair play from all coaches. LSSC offers coaching development opportunities to coaches of all levels through online tools, in-house coach sessions, and coaching courses through the Ontario Soccer Association.
House League Volunteer Coach Role/Expectations:
- Coach 1 game per week for the duration of the season
- Create a fun and enjoyable experience for the participants
- Instruct soccer skills as set out by LSSC
- Introduce of team skills (Mini-Soccer)
- Introduce positional play and individual roles on the team (U13+)
- Encourage self-confidence and individual skill development through positive reinforcement
- Introduce and encourage the concepts of fair play and good sportsmanship.
- Attend Coach Information Session
- Communicate with parents (i.e. practice/game times, refreshment schedule and other LSSC related events)
- Knowledge of and adherence to the LSSC Coach Code of Conduct
- Ensure parents and players abide by the LSSC Player Code of Conduct
- Complete game sheets (where and when required)
- Distribute player equipment as issued by the LSSC
- Ensure player safety is paramount
- Keep accurate record attendance and of playtime
- Complete player ratings
- Be a positive role model
- Be appropriately dressed with Adidas clothing supplied.
Youth House League Convenor
Youth House League Convenors are responsible for assisting and being the Liason for the Youth House League Division & the Head House League Convener with the organization of a gender specific age group during the soccer season.
Volunteering as a Youth House League Convenor is a great way to give back to the Club and the community. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in working in the sports industry in the future.