US Soccer Connect Background Check, CORI, Concussion Training, Abuse Training
Coaches and assistant coaches need to complete this process.
For any questions or assistance on this process, please contact Bobby Chrenc (
Travel Score Report
All travel match scores for the week must be reported by 8:00pm each Sunday on the Littleton Score Report Spreadsheet (google doc).
Please contact the travel director and/or the Littleton NVYSL Representative for a link to this document.
Make-up games and Field Allocation
The make-up game and practice field allocation spreadsheet may be found at:
Snack Shack Schedule
The snack shack schedule spreadsheet is found on the score report spreadsheet.
Please fill this out at the start of the season so that we can post it inside the snack shack
Practice Session Planning
Developing session plans can be the most daunting part of being a volunteer coach. Mass Youth Soccer provides session plans each season that can be used precisely or as guidelines for a practice. Session Plans are organized by Player Age Groups and by Training Themes. Each Practice Plan is designed specifically to be age appropriate. Age groups are designated in even years (i.e. U6, U8, U10, etc.) but the sessions are also appropriate for the odd year preceding the age group listed (e.g. U6 practice plans are appropriate for U5 players). If you believe that your players need more or less challenge, feel free to try Practice Plans in an older or younger age group. They are available at the following link along with an archive of session plans from previous years. You may want to search for a particular topic or you may want to download a season of plans and follow it through the season. Any questions regarding session plans or help with a coaching session you can contact Ted Doucette,
Mass Youth soccer Session Plans: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaches/session_plans/
Here are some exercises that could be worked into practices to strengthen muscles that may help prevent concussions.
Any questions about coaching education can be directed to Ted Doucette,
All courses are administred by Massachusetts Youth Soccer, a schedule of upcoming courses can be found here: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaches/upcoming_education_courses/
LYSC will reimburse the course fees for any course completed with a passing grade, please contact Ted Doucette, for reimbursement once you have successfully completed the course.
US Soccer created the Grassroots pathway for coaching education and Littleton Youth Soccer Club adopted Grassroots as the primary coaching pathway. There are four license, 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 which can be taken after completing the introduction.
You must first create an account with the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC) and then the available courses are accessible to you.
National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
Foundations of Coaching An online course as the perfect introduction to coaching youth soccer for the first time, and as a helpful refresher for those coaches coming back to the youth game. Focusing on improving coaching instruction in order to progressively improve player development, the Foundations of Coaching provides insight into targeted training activities and age-appropriate instruction for beginning to advanced players.
NSCAA 4v4 Diploma: This three hour in-person course is designed for coaches with players ages 8 and under. The curriculum is packed with age-appropriate training activities around a 4v4 game structure. Time Commitment: 3 hours
NSCAA 7v7/9v9 Diploma: This combined course for the next level of coaching is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12 year old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games.
Time Commitment: 9 hours
NSCAA 11v11 Diploma: Moving up the continuum of age levels to the 13 and above player, this Diploma is designed for an intermediate coach. It is a 12 hour in-person course focused on the 11v11 game with topics including the modern numbering system, formations and systems of play, player competencies and defensive and offensive tactics.
Time Commitment: 12 hours
Links to the courses: https://www.nscaa.com/web/Education/Coaching_Courses/web/Education/Coaching_Courses.aspx?hkey=f3e9b3ef-3b4d-418c-bd72-16fe772c9f6d