Since 1978, ESC coaches have been volunteer parents. Prior playing experience is helpful, but not necessary. ESC provides training for coaches throughout the year. The Center of Excellence and the Soccer Center are skill-training programs for coaches and teams. We also host Youth Module coaching courses each season. ESC strongly recommends that each coach take advantage of the coaching programs to the benefit of their teams. We would like to thank all of our coaches for vounteering to coach again for this upcoming season. Your help is much appreciated. To make things run smoothly we have added some helpful information below to keep everyone up to speed.
If this is your first time coaching for ESC, you can include your request to coach in your player's online registration form, write it on the paper registration form, or send a note to the coordinator to your player's age group coordinator. Recreational coaches are almost entirely parent volunteers. Practices are held at the coaches home, or at a field or neighborhood park. Several teams practice at local school lots, churches, or on open spaces that are convenient to team members. Please check the 'Documents' page for a map of public parks in Edmond.
Our website is designed to answer all questions that coaches may have. It also provides schedules, fields, documents, staff contacts, as well as league and tournament information. Let us know if there is any way that we can assist you.
The coaching pages include the Recreational and Traveling Rec tabs at the top.There are also Resources and Documents pages. The Frequently Asked Questions page was designed to answer many of the questions coaches have throughout the year. Be sure to instruct your parents on how to utilize the website to get connected. The age group coordinators are here to organize the teams and manage your communication throughout the season. Our Recreational Chair and our Technical Director are also here for you to handle coaching issues. All of these staff members can be reached via email on the 'Coordinators/Board' page of our website.
Notify your Age-Group Coordinator if you would like to coach your player's team. Coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, and student coaches, (anyone over 18yrs old who will interact with the players) >>>MUST complete a background check with OSA (Oklahoma Soccer Association) prior to being assigned to a team. GotSoccer emails are sent to new coaches. A secure username/password sequence protects your information and this risk management check is performed through OSA. Your coordinator will generate your coach/assistant coach account thru your players registration and you will receive an invitation email from GotSoccer. Coaches are encouraged to appoint an assistant coach to help manage your team.
|August 21||Mandatory Coaches Meeting|
|September 5||Rec Season Kickoff|
|TBA||Trav. Rec Season Kickoff|
|TBA||Fall 2015 Play dates|
|October 16-19||Edmond Schools Fall Break|
|August 14-16||Beat The Heat Competitive Tournament|
|November 6-8||Turkey Shootout Recreational Tournament|
ESC Uniforms must be purchased at:SOCCER USA 1279 West Danforth Edmond, OK 73003
Parents should confirm the shirt number with the coach BEFORE coming to the store. If parents do not know their player's sizes, it is best to bring them into the store so that they can try on the uniform pieces. After sizing, the parent can complete and submit the order form. This order form includes the sizes for [jersey, or T-Shirt, shorts and socks; player #, and contact info. Payment is required to place the order.
Uniform Order Sequence:
1. Uniform #'s are affixed at the Soccer USA store on May Ave. in OKC.
2. Completed orders are delivered to our Edmond Store on Danforth.
3. Parents/Coaches are notified when orders are ready for pick-up.
Note: All orders must be placed in person at the Edmond Store on Danforth. No phone orders please!
Soccer USA - ESC Approved Club Vendor
ESC has partnered with Soccer USA for our Uniform needs.
Edmond Store: 1279 W. Danforth Rd. 73003
Oklahoma City Store: (North) 10803 N. May Ave. 73120
Oklahoma City Store (South) 7856 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Traveling Rec Uniforms are available in different colors, styles, and price options. Place a "Team Order" at Soccer USA and allow 2-weeks to complete.
Soccer USA is our 1-stop shopping for Teams4Tots uniforms. Pick up a ball, shoes, socks, and shorts at the Edmond Store, 1279 W. Danforth Rd. 405 216-8989. Free player T-shirts and Free team medals for this division will be distributed at the Mandatory Coaches meeting on Aug. 21, 2015; location TBD.
Coaches Meeting Date: Friday, August 21
Location: TBD (Edmond Soccer Club)
|Age Group||Meeting Time|
|U4-U6||6:00 pm - 6:45 pm|
|U7-U10||6:50 pm - 7:30 pm|
|U11-U12||7:40 pm - 8:20 pm|
|U13-U19||8:25 pm - 8:55 pm|
At the coaches meeting, coaches will meet their coordinators who will provide information about the league. U4/U5/U6 coaches will receive their player's T-Shirts and post season medals, as well as their team rosters.This is a MANDATORY meeting for all coaches. If you cannot attend, you must send a team representative.
Coaches "Must" contact all of their players by the weekend of the coaches meeting, and schedule a team practice and parent meeting. At the team meeting, you should set your practice schedule and the team ground rules. Also, select player numbers for your players. Uniforms and 'Team Order Forms' are available at Soccer USA. Player uniform kits are available at reasonable prices. TEAM UNIFORM ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AT SOCCER USA ASAP AFTER THE COACHES MEETING.
Coaches should instruct players to pick up their soccer gear at Soccer USA at 1279 W. Danforth in Edmond and at 10803 N. May Ave. in OKC. [See uniform ordering info on the left side of this page. be sure to download the uniform package flyer]
Coaches: Once you have been cleared by Risk Management to coach, you will be given a Coach Account AND a Team Account. Check with your coordinator for login information.Your Team Account allows you to communicate with your players with the ease of group emails. It is the coach's responsibility to see that players are registered during the Registration period. (prior to the Late Registration period. Emails and phone calls are necessary to assure that your players have all registered before they can be placed on your team. Traveling Rec teams should update player information and photographs for Player Passes as soon as possible.
You may use GotSoccer to view your schedule, print your rosters, and confirm any game changes. Your coordinator may post scores and League Standings in the Divisions U10 and up.
As you near the end of your season, check with your coordinator to learn of your teams claim on Day of Champions bids. You should also take note of players who are returning for the following season to prepare them to register EARLY to avoid late charges and to guarantee their spot on the team.
The Edmond Soccer Club offers various opportunities for coaches to attend workshops, training sessions, etc. to help with running effective training sessions with their team. These opportunities are typically free of charge, so be sure to take advantage of these events.
Youth Module 1 Coming Fall 2015 Dates: TBA
Youth Module 2 Coming Fall 2015 Dates: TBA
Model Training Sessions: Observe Technical Director Model Training Sessions
Center of Excellence: Monday Nights - Observe ESC Staff Coaches
Soccer Center: Have a staff coach come out and run a free training session for your team.
Curriculum: The Technical Director will provide season long curriculum.
ESC coaches and players are fortunate to have Technical Director of Recreation Instruction, Coach James Soesbee here. Informed ESC coaches regularly check in on James' YouTube Channel to find organized, easy to follow coaching lessons. There are over 25 videos covering topics such as shooting, possession, passing, and various technical ball skills techniques.
Soccer goals have caused serious injury and death. ESC maintains a strict policy regarding goal safety. Portable goals should be used whenever they are available. Coaches should invest in small portable goals to use at the ESC fields. Movable soccer goals should only be moved by authorized and trained personnel. For the safety of our members, DO NOT MOVE THE PERMANANT GOALS. Do not swing or hang on goals or nets. DO NOT REMOVE GOAL ANCHORS.
For all administrative questions, get with your coordinator! Get Connected.
Player accounts and coach accounts are reached by logging in to www.gotsoccer.com. Security: GotSoccer operates with the use of unique secure passwords, restricted access, and encrypted data entry.
Before you call with a question, have a look to see if the question and answer is here...
U4-U19 Teams (Recreational and Academy) that wish to practice at the complex may do so by completing the Field Usage Agreement (see below) and submitting the form with a $250 payment to the club at:
Edmond Soccer Club
PO Box 955
Edmond, OK 73083