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Coaches Info
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This page makes available all documents that HSC coaches may need to refer to.
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(NEW)Pre-Season Coach Registration Process

There are a number of steps you need to take to be allowed to meet with kids or serve in an official capacity for HSC.  Some are required by Massachusetts, others are required by state soccer and the league (MYSA/NVYSL), and others are required by our local club.  This applies to coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, and various club staff.  Some of these steps only apply for those that are part of the U10+/travel program with NVYSL, and those are marked as such below.   

Final clearance is by the registrar (Paul Cohen, paulcohen1965@gmail.com).  Please make sure you follow his instructions before the first practice session of the season to avoid being left off team roster or not being able to meet with the kids.

  1. (All) MYSA Adult registration online, annual registration starting in fall.  Sign the 2 agreements (Harvard and NVYSL if coaching U10+), print these out for final step (5).
  2. (All) CORI check submission/resubmission if online registration returns with this required. Follow email instructions from step (1) above (see above link for more info in "CORI Request" section).
  3. (All) HSC Coaches Safety Pledge - HSC document describing the coach's basic safety responsibilities. Email signed document scan/photo to registrar address above.
  4. (U10+ only / NVYSL travel) NVYSL Coaches Pledge - NVYSL document describing the coach's required knowledge of rules and policies.  Email signed document scan/photo to registrar address above.
  5. (All) Photo-ID check with registrar, bring the 2 MYSA registration printouts from step (1).


Reporting U10+/Travel game results

Please report results promptly on the day of the game on the online document form provided for this. Select "Report Results" from the home page navigation menu, submit season's access password, and follow link.  You may bookmark the accessed season document URL to speed up game info entry, but do not share the link or password with any other than currently-active travel coaches.


General Information (for both coaches and parents)

Introduction to HSC In Town Programs - a description of the In Town U6-U8 programs offered by HSC
Introduction to NVYSL Travel Teams - a description of the Travel Team programs offered by HSC in conjunction with NVYSL (Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League)

NVYSL Coaches Responsibilities - NVYSL document outlining the basic elements of coaching, including what to do before, during, and after games, roster and rescheduling tips, and sportsmanship principles. 
MYSA CORI Info - Details on CORI procedures for volunteers and clubs in accordance with MA State Law.
HSC Player Evaluation Form (v5.3, dated 5/26/14) - use this Excel spreadsheet for player evaluations (for players moving to U10 and above in the next season)
Player Pledge - Player sportsmanship agreement
Parent Guidelines - Guidelines for soccer parents and spectators

USYS Soccer Pocket Guide - Quick guide to soccer terminology and rules during a game for parents and players

Useful Information for Coaches 

Procedures for Scheduling Practices - Please read if you are a coach, and need to schedule practices 

Procedures for Scheduling Home Makeup Games - Please read if  you need to reschedule a game
How to fill out an NVYSL Referee Match Report for U10 and up games - Please read if  you coach U10 and up teams
How do I know if a game or practice is cancelled?
HSC U7 Rules - Please read if  you coach or referee U7
HSC U8 Rules - Please read if  you coach or referee U8

(NEW)Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight calendar, useful for scheduling practices in evenings, especially in the fall.  The Twilight time is the end of ambient light after sunset, after which it's guaranteed to be pitch black.



HSC U10/U12 Jamboree/Tryout FAQHSC document describing why the Jamboree is held and outlining the evaluation and team placement process.
HSC U10/U12 Jamboree/Tryout Drills - HSC document describing the 3 drills that are used to evaluate players at the Jamboree.  Coaches should practice one or more of these drills with their teams every week in the spring season before the Jamboree.  This helps the players to become familiar with the drill and increases their self confidence as well as improving their skill level.