SYSA is searching for applicants to coach the rising U9G and U9B travel teams beginning in the fall of 2015. The time, commitment and energy needed to coach a travel squad is immense and applicants should be prepared. Although a coaching appointment is only for one-year, SYSA fully expects an appointed coach to be with the team from U9 to U19. Candidates who do not believe they commit years to the team, should not consider a travel coaching position.
The first commitment is education, not only are coaches required to obtain proper credentials prior to receiving an appointment, it is expected that they continue learning and developing their own skill sets in order to properly educated and develop their players.
A travel coach should also consider why they are coaching the team. Spending time with your son and daughter, although a great trait, should not be a determining factor, it should be for the love of coaching and teaching young soccer players to become adult soccer players. Ask the question – “if my son or daughter quit tomorrow, would I still want to coach the team.” If the answer is no, then travel coaching may not be for you.
Attached is the SYSA Travel Coach Application and the SYSA Policies and Procedures for Travel Teams. If you are interested in taking the next step, please read the information and apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-328-4504