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If you would like to coach CSC this fall, please click here to access our Coaching Application.  Please mail your completed form to:  CSC, PO Box 352, Cumberland, ME  04021

Coaches also need to register online in order to have a background check performed by Soccer Maine.  To register online, please click on the following link:  2017 CSC Coach Registration


Selection of Coaches

Individuals interested in coaching a Club team are required to complete two applications. One form is the CSC Coach Application and the other is an online application in which Soccer Maine requires a background check

Selection of coaches is made by the Director(s) of Coaching in concert with the Coaching Selection and Evaluation Committee of the Board. All coaching positions are volunteer and made at the sole discretion of the Director of Coaching and the Committee. Interested applicants are subject to background checks. Coaching assignments are made on an annual basis, and are not guaranteed for future years. All coaches must re-apply for consideration each year.

Travel Soccer Coach Licensing

To be a Travel Soccer coach, you must complete an "E" license course (U11 teams and above) or youth coaching module (for U10 teams). These courses, sponsored by Soccer Maine, vary in length and the Club, for those coaches passing, reimburses course costs. Courses are offered in surrounding communities.  Visit the Soccer Maine website for more class information at www.soccermaine.com.

Coaching Evaluations

A coaching evaluation form will be sent to all parents at the conclusion of the season. These evaluations will be reviewed by the Director of Coaching and discussed individually with each coach as appropriate. These evaluations will remain the property of the CSC and be kept by the Director of Coaching.

Mandatory Coaches Meeting

All coaches are required to attend a mandatory coaches meeting typically held in late summer. Any coach unable to attend this meeting must inform the director of coaching to make arrangements to review material covered at this meeting.

Coaches Responsibilities

Good sportsmanship is a guiding principle of CSC. Coaches set the tone for players. Therefore, CSC requires coaches to exemplify good sportsmanship and to encourage team members to act similarly. Coaches are also responsible for the behavior of their team’s spectators at the games.

Coaches are required to hold open practices and team gatherings. CSC policy states that coaches should strive to have at least one additional adult at each practice to assist the coach in the event of an emergency or injury.

Coaching Resources and Other Relevant Links

Soccer Organizations

FIFA - www.fifa.com

US Soccer - www.ussoccer.com

US Youth Soccer - www.usyouthsoccer.org

Region 1 - www.region1.com

SoccerMaine - www.soccermaine.com

National Soccer Coaches Association of America - www.nscaa.com

Soccer Maine - www.soccermaine.com

US Olympic Development - odp

New England Revolution (MLS) - www.revolutionsoccer.net

Soccer News

Best Practices

US Soccer Player Development Guidelines: http://images.ussoccer.com/Documents/cms/ussf/Best_Practices.pdf

Soccer Drills
U10 Lesson Plans
U12 Lesson Plans
U14 Lesson Plans

Soccer Books & DVD's

Reedswain: www.reedswain.com

Soccer Learning Systems: www.soccervideos.com

CSC Director of Player Development

Weather Channel Cumberland, ME
Patty Normandeau,
May 3, 2012, 6:30 PM