|MEET OUR COACHES|
Coaches are crucial to having players enjoy the UFA experience!
Coaching children is a very rewarding experience and coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child’s self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.
Soccer coaching is an extremely gratifying and fun experience for anyone who has had any previous soccer involvement. Even if a coach is new to the sport and simply helping out a local team, the fast-paced game, team camaraderie, and ability to help develop young people is a draw for many coaches to keep at it.
Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! UFA will assist and train you to make a difference.
A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life. At UFA, Positive Coaching is a fundamental philosophy underlying the crucial role of a coach. Coaching at UFA is a chance to spend quality time with your own child but you’ll also provide an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful, that many coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from the sport. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but UFA provides training and material so that even a soccer novice can coach effectively by starting in the younger age groups.
Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Our Recreational Director and Age Group Coordinators will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.
In an effort to constantly build on the quality and enjoyment of our program, we constantly seek coaches that are truly passionate for the game, have a positive approach to training, and contribute in developing a soccer culture.
If you are nationally licensed and are interested in coaching at UFA, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All UFA coaches must agree to a background check.
Please remind your parents to please refrain from challenging or criticizing calls (or lack of calls) made by referees during games. While we acknowledge that referees are not perfect, they will make calls to the best of their ability.
Going forward, UFA has decided to implement a Zero-Tolerance Policy with regard to Referee Harassment and Abuse. In accordance with UFA's Game Day Conduct Policy, we are instructing referees to ask any parent or spectator that addresses our referees in any negative manner to leave the field.
Encourage parents to cheer on and support their team while remaining courteous to all players, referees, coaches, and other spectators.
If you would like to share feedback from games, please use this Referee Feedback Form so we can review and follow up if necessary.