Junior Coaches

Summer, 2017.
5 High schoolers are participating in the inaugural summer 4v4 Junior Coach training program.
San Francisco 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders are invited to sign up for a time slot on Tuesday or Wednesday. The players receive training from the junior coaches, under the guidance of SFYS program director, Lee Dunne.

Each week of the clinic is a different topic to challenge the players, but to challenge the junior coaches. Each practice moves from skill challenges, to core techniques for individual coaching and individual coaching development. As the practice moves into small-sided games, the players experience more competition and more opponents as we build to 4v4’s. The coaches are then challenged in coaching players in the flow of the game and through natural stoppages.

The junior coaches have also made a service commitment of volunteer hours in the fall season assisting with recreational teams in San Francisco. Why? To apply their summer training to benefit local recreational teams, give back to the soccer community and build out our qualified coaching base.

This program is creating the next generation of coaches to positively impact youth soccer in San Francisco and we hope you’ll be a part of it with us!