Coaches Corner

Spring 2017 season notes -

All coaches are asked to review the Concussion awareness materials here -

All coaches are asked to complete the CDC HeadsUp concussion course -

Prior notes -

UK Elite training guides are now available below

This is an email to all coaches of our senior divisions (U10, U12 and U14).

First of all, again we want to say THANK YOU for making the commitment to coach.  The kids are lucky to have the opportunity to play under so many enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer coaches.  Also, special thanks to the Division Directors for the many, many hours behind the scenes.  When they reach out for help with field lining, net fixing, etc., please try to lend a hand - or see if you can grab some of your parents to do so.

With regard to this weekend - obviously the first game is right around the corner.  Division Directors have sent out the master fall schedule, along with Part 1 of our home schedule.  We need each coach to confirm his or her game assignments with the opposing team's coach.  Best to have an email record!  Also, you should share your cell phone number with the other coach for last minute directions/issues if they pop up.  We're hoping that every team has had a chance to practice or at least meet up to distribute uniforms by now - or perhaps later this week.  Please get confirmation from your parents that they are receiving your emails.  Sometimes there is an old email address in the system and parents are not getting the notifications.  

Putting this league schedule together is a herculean task - thanks Kevin Cantwell - and we need many set of eyes to spot discrepancies.  Please focus on the bracket schedules and be sure to look not only at the one where your team is listed, but also the others.  There are some "cross over" games when your team might be playing in another division.  If you spot any issues, please let me know.  I should have the balance of the Marshfield home schedule done by early next week - so apologies if you're not able to confirm those games with the coaches who may be inquiring.

U10, U12, and U14 coaches please report your game scores, matchup, and win - tie - loss each week to your division directors. DD's please report this info to Martha Wallace

Call me or email me if you have any questions. Good luck this season!

Rick Faubert
VP of Senior Divisions

Massachusetts Youth Soccer is a great resource for coaches. If you're interested in taking their coaching certification courses, Marshfield Youth Soccer will pay for our coaches to attend. 

Check out for information on sports injuries.

Submit a summary of your game to MYS Secretary Jen Cantwell ( or by Sunday night each week of the season to be included in the weekly press release to the Marshfield Mariner. Include details such as the opponent, the score and as many players' names as possible. 


Tactical Skills Guidelines - These files describe what tactical skills coaches should be teaching their players

Guidelines for U6, U8, U10 (see junior soccer links below)

Guidelines for U12, U14, U16, U18 (see senior division links below)

Technical Skills Guidelines - These files describe what technical skills coaches should be teaching their players

U12, U14, U16, U18 

Senior Division Technical Skills Sheet

Senior Soccer Tactical Skills Sheet

U6, U8, U10 

Junior Soccer Tactical Skills Sheet

Junior Soccer Technical Skills Sheet

Coaching, Drills and Exercise Plans Links - good source of rules, guidelines and drills - Dutch soccer ideas. Includes drills, coaches techniques, etc. - GREAT section for drills and coaching insights. - UK website (BBC) with good instruction and videos - Drills and lesson plans by age group and skill type

updated 03/12/2017