COACHES

Freeport United Soccer Club coaches are all volunteers. Our coaches are registered with Soccer Maine and submit a background check every two years. This is required as an affiliate of Soccer Maine and US Youth Soccer, and is a Kid’s Safe Program.  Adults are not permitted to participate with youth if they do not have a valid background check on file.

In addition to a background check, all coaches must participate in the annual SafeSport™ and Concussion Training Programs. The annual SafeSport™ training aims to prevent abuse in sport by training coaches to be aware of and recognize the red flags of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct, and what to do if abuse does occur.

The annual Concussion training program includes

  • What is a concussion?
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with concussions.
  • Keys to minimizing the risk of young athletes sustaining concussions.
  • Steps for dealing with a suspected concussion.
  • When it’s safe to allow a player who has suffered a concussion to return to play.

Coaching Resources

Coach Code of Ethics

Fall Soccer 2020 Handbook

Scheduling policy

When requesting a time change for a scheduled game:

  • Notify your opponent that you may need to switch (coaches emails on Soccer Maine website) make sure it works for them first.
  • Notify Ray Grogan of requested time; he will coordinate field assignment and referee assignment/confirmation
  • Same week request must be in prior to Tuesday at 8pm

Coach Education

Soccer Maine has mandated that Premier and Travel team coaches must have the appropriate In-Person Grassroots License (or D license if appropriate) for the age group they are coaching.

Coaching License Requirements
U-9,10        USSF 7v7 In-Person Grassroots License
U-11,12      USSF 9v9 In-Person Grassroots License
U-13,14      USSF 11v11 In-Person Grassroots License
U-15           USSF D License


Practice Planning Resources

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U-8 Practice Activities


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U-10 Practice Activities


U12 Cover

U-12 Practice Activities


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Spatial Awareness – Tactical Use of the Field


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Small Sided Games Manual


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FIFA Laws of the Game


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Soccer Maine offers information specific to coaching Maine Youth Soccer


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