Coaches Expectations & Responsibilities


Below is a basic  list of what WYS expects from a WYS coach.   


1.   Always exemplify honesty, integrity, fair play, and sportsmanship regardless of the impact you might have on the outcome of the competition.

2.      Maintain a professional demeanor in your relationship with players, parent’s referees, opposing coaches and treat them with respect and dignity.

3.      Accept that you do serve as role models and there must be congruency between their actions and words. Should be an example of dignity, patience and positive spirit.

4.     Strive to ensure ALL WYS players on the roster play at least half a game.

5.     Players need to be rotated into different positions throughout the season with the goal to build an all-round player that knows the skills needed for each position (offence/defense/midfield). 6.     Have at least 4-6 players that rotate through the goalie position throughout the season.

7.      Follow BAYS Zero Tolerance and Code of Conduct



8.      During the game you are responsible for the sportsmanship of your players. If one of your players is disrespectful, irresponsible or overly aggressive, take the player out of the game at least long enough for him or her to calm down and explain that their action is not acceptable.

9.      During the game you are also responsible for the conduct of the parent/guardian of your players. It is important to explain acceptable player and parent behavior in a preseason and during the season communications.

10.  During the game follow the actions outlined in the concussion training. If any doubt, player should not play.

11.  During the game, do not address the referee at all. If you have a complaint, or if you think the referee was unfair, biased, unfit or incompetent, report your opinion to WYS referee coordinator after the game.

12.  After the game, always thank the referee and ask your players to do the same. Referees - especially young and inexperienced ones - are like your own son or daughter, and they need time to develop. You play an important role in helping them to improve by letting them concentrate on the game.



Coaches Responsibilities

Prior to Season Start 


1.      Attend one coach's meeting per season, typically are held a couple of weeks prior to start of each season.

2.      Agree and complete a Cori check.

3.      Select an assistant coach- coaches will be notified if a parent has volunteered to be an assistant coach, however it is the coach's decision. Assistant coaches must compete a Cori and complete the mandatory concussion training.

4.      Complete BAYS rosters by filling in player numbers and signing and bring two copies to every game.

5.      Travel coaches & assistant coaches must have an updated coach’s card.  Coaches must provide picture for coaches’ card. This is coordinate through the travel director.

6.      Complete mandatory concussion training.

7.      Help promote WYS academy program to parents, Information will be also being provide.

8.      It is highly recommend attending coaching certification program. (G and F). See website for details  



    During Season  


9.      Strive to hold at least one practice per week, generally 1 to 1 1/2 hours per practice depending on the age group.

10.  Attend games; designate an assistant to cover any games you cannot attend.

11.  Prior to the start of each game coaches should make sure that nets are secure and report any field hazards to the referee and opposing coach.

12.  Coaches are responsible for rescheduling home games if they cannot be played at the assigned time due to weather, conflicts, vacations, etc.

·         Contact Fields Coordinator to obtain  field location

·         Contact Referee Coordinator to arrange referees

·         Coordinate with the other teams travel coach on new date and time

·         Communicated with other WYS team if rescheduled game interferes with their team practices.

·         Contact BAYS(division coordinator) with rescheduling details

·         Arrange set up ( and break down) of field goals and flags etc. on game day

13.  Obtaining field location of away games, communicate to parents as appropriate.

14.  Before all games, communicate with the opposing coach prior a few days prior to the game, to confirm time and location

15.  Print completed roster, signed and distribute two copies of your roster at each game. Referee keeps one copy and opposing coach other

16.  Communicate practice and game schedules to parents.  Should also include any player expectations you have.

17.  After Games and Practice please ensure all players are pick up to the best of your ability. Don't leave kids unattended waiting for a guardian to pick them up.

18.  Line Home fields as required. Schedule will be posted to wys.org

19.  Set up and break down fields (goals, corner flags, etc.) if you have the first/last game of day.  Travel coordinator will communicate weekly who is responsible for this task.

20.  Distribute photo forms to parents and communicate photo times and encourage all players to attend for team photo.

21.  Fall season - help promote the fall parent soccer bash.

22.  Complete and have your assistant complete rankings and evaluations within two weeks of the end of the season and send to your travel coordinator.