Coaching

Whether this is your first year coaching, or your 15th, there is always more to learn. 

We've provided links to coaching resources from the state and national level that provide you with a ready made set of drills appropriate for your age group.

Additionally, there are a number of coaching education opportunities available to everyone. If this is your first time coaching, the USSF National F License is a great starting point - it takes about 2 hours, it's online, and is only $25!

NEW - NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) is now also offering a online course for first time coaches - Foundations of Coaching - free for members, and $25 for non-members.

If you are serious about being a soccer coach for the next few years, either pathway is a great start to your journey as you progress along with your kids.

BYSA is proud to announce that we have partnered with Challenger Sports for the Spring 2017 season. Challenger's professional coaches will be running U8 practices with the team coaches all season long, improving our players AND our coaches.

As part of this partnership, all BYSA coaches will receive a 1 year subscription to The Challenger Way - Challenger's online resource for coaches of all levels. Lesson plans, videos, nutrition, team management and much more are available on this informative site. Your promo code enabling your free year will be emailed to you once your coaching position is confirmed, but you can check it out before then by visiting http://www.thechallengerway.com

Coaches - please use TeamSnap as your PRIMARY way of communicating with your team and parents. SportsManager is unreliable as a messaging platform.

Travel Coaches - SportsManager is how you MUST coordinate your home/away games with other towns, and Middlesex.


As of 2016, all adults must register with Mass. Youth Soccer in order to coach any level, as well as submit a CORI check. In addition, any assistants must also register and submit a CORI check.

Please use the MA Adult Registration link on the right to begin this process.