New Coach Information Guide
Coach Information Guide
We at Real would like to thank you for considering to volunteer to coach a recreational soccer team this season. Being a positive part of not only your child’s life but other children’s lives is a valuable and rewarding experience. These are the years they will remember and we are sure that you will as well.
This guide is created with the intent of helping a first time coach navigate their way thru this first season or as a reminder to returning coaches on our process.
Sign up! On your child’s registration simply click the volunteer box and then choose the Head Coach option. For a few exceptions, if you sign up I can generally form you a team. Next, coaching communication will begin with an email about Practice Field Request Forms and Notice of Coach Meeting roughly one month before the season starts. Practice forms are organized on a first come, first served basis. Final practice night/time/location approval will be in your Coach Packets, available at the Required Coach Meeting.
• Most practice fields, especially any that are game fields with lines and goals, should be expected to be shared with one other team for practice. So each team will get one side.
• Real does not provide practice equipment. If you find your team needs items such as cones or pennies we suggest to ask team members or check garage sales or consignment sports stores.
Along with your Practice Request Form email will be the notice of the Required Coach Meeting. This is where you will come to pick up your coaching packet. This will have your team roster, practice information as well as your game schedule (or directions on how to find it online). There will also be other items available to help you with your season. If you can not make the meeting you can have someone come for you or you can pick it up at our office during office hours in the days that follow the meeting. You will be required to meet with one of our Staff Coaches if you need to pick up your information after the meeting. Parents are waiting to hear from you as they are not aware of your practice information. It is requested you contact your players, either by phone or email, within 3 days of the Required Coach Meeting.
Home Team wears red jerseys and Away Team wears white jerseys.
Real Colorado Website
- Age group rules – good to print out and keep with you
- Directions and Maps of all of our fields
- *VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE LINK
Completing a *Volunteer Disclosure is mandatory for every coach with Real Colorado. There is a cost of $8 to complete. This background check process will be completed by CYS (Colorado Youth Soccer), our state soccer governing board. The disclosure is good for 2 years.