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For Coaches

If you are willing to help, contact an Age Group Coordinator in the Bantam (U5-U7), Junior (U8-U10), or Senior (U11-U18) division and/or identify your willingness to coach while completing the online registration for your player.

Thank you for volunteering to coach in CYA this season. So the Age Group Coordinator, your child, or your spouse convinced you that coaching your kid would be fun. They were correct. It is fun and you will get to know your child and their friends in a totally different way. The kid who came to your house that was so shy may never stop talking to you. You will walk into school and suddenly half your child’s class starts frantically waving to get your attention and you hear one proud kid say “that’s my coach.” You will get in the car with your child for a long car ride and realize there is one more thing in common for the two of you to talk about.

Fall 2022 Coaches Meeting Resources

CYA Game Day!

CYA Rec Game Day Procedures - Fall 2022 - See for field layouts, age specific rules, etc

CYA Practice Schedule

For the Fall 2022 season Junior and Senior coaches currently able to register for 1 Lit (U8 this is the academy) and 1 Grass practice slot. The practice schedule is currently locked, if you need to change your practice please contact your AGC and Division Coordinator.

Field Status & Inclement Weather

If there is inclement weather or lightening/thunder practices are canceled. Fields are closed when:

  1. It is listed as closed on Fairfax County Athletic Field -
  2. The sign at the park says CLOSED no matter how good the field looks
  3. You find any part of the field unplayable, see the County Guidelines for Determining Retangle Field Playability

CYA Recreational Coaches Hub and Session Plans

For our coaches to have as much success on the field as possible, we have created sample session plans for the season. We highly encourage the coaches to use these session plans with their teams or to use them as a guideline when planning their own sessions.

Practice Plans from Director of Recreation Ryan Quinn (u9-19)

Archive of older CYA practice plans U5-19, articles, & coaching e-books

League and Tournament Communication

All questions and communication (except SFL game score reporting not involving cards) to leagues and tournaments should be made to the appropriate division coordinator so that communications are made through the appropriate CYA club representative. 

Coaching Education

CYA soccer strongly encourages coaches to pursue licensing as a means of improving their knowledge of soccer and their teaching skills. CYA soccer recommends that coaches who plan to continue coaching to obtain at least an Grassroots License from US Soccer. Grassroots License courses may be reimbursed by CYA! Coaches should contact their division coordinator prior to taking any course for approval and obtain the necessary receipts for reimbursement.