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Coaches


Welcome Coaches:

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.


Navigating the coaches pages:

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.


Required Background Check:

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.

Important Spring 2015 Dates

Date Description
February 20 Mandatory Coaches Meeting
March 7 Rec Season Kickoff
TBA Trav. Rec Season Kickoff
TBA Spring 2015 Play dates
March16-20 Edmond Spring Break
August TBA Beat The Heat Tournament



Team Uniform Orders

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! 

Rec/Traveling Rec Uniforms

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.

Teams4Tots Uniforms

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 Feb. 20, 2015 at the MAC Center at Mitch Park.


Mandatory Pre-Season Coaches Meeting

Coaches Meeting Date:  Friday, February 20, location TBD

Coaches meeting Timeline

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]

What happens after registration?

Pre-season: 

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.

Mid-season: 

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.

Post-season: 

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.


Coaching Education

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 2014      Dates:  TBA
Youth Module 2                  Coming Fall 2014      Dates:  TBA

Model Training Sessions: Observe Technical Diretor Model Training Sessions

Center of Excllence: 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. 

Goal Safety

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.  

 

Anchored For Safety


Need Help? Information Links:

 

Age Group Coordinators:

For all administrative questions, get with your coordinator! Get Connected.

GotSoccer:

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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Before you call with a question, have a look to see if the question and answer is here... 




Practice Fields at ESC

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

The Field Usage Form may also be sent via:
Fax: 405 285-2114
Email: gm@edmondsoccer.com

James Soesbee

Technical Director for Recreation; Academy Director

Phone: 405 409-2324

Kathy Terry

Recreational Chair

Parris Sanders

General Manager

Phone: 405 820-1834