Resources for Coaches


Our Mission

Louisville Soccer is a non-profit organization that fosters a love for the sport of soccer and develops athletes of all ages by facilitating physical and mental growth and by bringing each player to their peak individual potential in a team atmosphere. Louisville Soccer's diverse and highly qualified coaching staff welcomes players of all races, cultures, and economic backgrounds to one of Louisville's most dedicated athletic clubs. Louisville Soccer is about PLAYER DEVELOPMENT and we will do all we can to help anyone who wants to play the game we all love.

Coaches Mission

Our “coaching” mission at LSA/LSC shall be to provide a teaching plan that allows our players to become free thinkers and decision makers and to become great players through the process of creating the perfect game.

Coaching Philosophy

Our Coaching Philosophy was developed many years ago when I met a man that I later realized was one of my greatest teachers. I always considered him my mentor in the business world but I later realized what a truly great educator he was. Whenever I approached him with a question or to inquire about an issue that needed to be addressed he would always pause and formulate a question that would then, cause me to come up with the correct answer. This process was sometimes cumbersome but it always insured that I understood “why” not just “how”.
It is very important to understand how and why we get to the conclusion in many things that we do in our lives. Soccer is one of those areas that require that we understand “why” and “how” rather then just working on a result.
It is with this thinking that we should develop our teaching plans and it is with this thinking that we should answer the questions of our young players. Our players must learn to think on their own and to make proper decisions on the field without constant interruption and direction from coaches and other interference's.
Does a coach create a great player or does the coach allow a player to become great? This is a question posed on the website www.footballtricks.com. It caused me to question our coaching mission at LSA/LSC and to publish this message. The website goes on to suggest that if a coach teaches a player everything that he knows that player will only be as good as their teacher. What good have we done? It is important that we continually challenge the players to become more then we are and to learn to achieve more.
We must be motivators as well as coaches. We must teach technique and allow the tactics to be self learned. Tactics should include simple ideas such as overlapping runs and dropping for cover that insure that the team is always attacking while always defending. If our players understand that concept and are able to process information properly then the game will be the teacher and we have created the "perfect" game.


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US Soccer Resources

  • Player Development Initiatives
    • US Soccer recently released mandates that will impact all of its member organizations including US Youth Soccer and Kentucky Youth Soccer. Kentucky Youth Soccer has compiled some information and resources that should be helpful for this transition period.

US Youth Soccer Resources

  • Sign-up for US Youth Soccer Newsletters
    • US Youth Soccer newsletters are directed toward a specific audience so you can choose the news you want! Here’s a look at the different types of news you may find: Ways to increase your coaching education, tournament news, sponsor coupons/contests, stories of past/present players and coaches, videos and more.
    • US Youth Soccer has recently launched the new Fuel Soccer site! Fuel Soccer has great information on Health and Nutrition, Tips for Coaches, Workout and the site also has the latest edition of the Fuel Soccer magazine.

SafeSport

  • US Center for SafeSport
    • The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport. We endeavor to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of the nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.
      The Center opened its doors in Denver, Colorado, in March 2017, and soon after became federally authorized under the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (which became Public Law No: 115-126 on February 14, 2018). Under this law, we develop resources and policies to safeguard athletes from bullying, harassment, hazing, physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. The law entrusts the Center as the exclusive authority to re-spond to reports of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct within the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their recognized National Governing Bodies (NGBs).
      The Center is a trusted educational resource for all sport entities at all levels of sport from grassroots amateur sports organizations to professional leagues. 

  • SafeSoccer
    • U.S. Soccer has developed the Safe Soccer Framework as a foundation from which all participants in the soccer community, be they athletes, coaches, referees, administrators or volunteers, play an active role in creating an environment free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse. The Safe Soccer Framework is a comprehensive program of policies and process, screening, education and training, reporting, monitoring and enforcement designed to help participants detect and report abuse, respond to it, and prevent future occurrences. This Framework applies to U.S. Soccer national level programs. Please seen Policy 212-3 below for information applicable to U.S. Soccer’s Organization Members.

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