Thanks for volunteering! We realize how much time you put into juggling your coaching duties with your work, family and other commitments. We have created this page in the hopes that it will make your coaching job a little easier. Below are links to web pages and documents that are chock full of great coaching information and resources. If you have any questions or comments about anything below, please contact our Commissioner, Joel Andersen.
If you are new to coaching soccer, we offer extensive coach training. As a matter of fact, we require all of our coaches, new and returning, to attend at least one coach training every season. We strive to provide top quality training that is interesting and valuable to our coaches. Over the past several years, training sessions have been conducted by our in-house Advanced Coaching staff, University of Oregon Soccer coaches, Oregon Youth Soccer Association coaches, U. K. International Soccer coaches and AYSO National coaches. Our training is not "one size fits all". We offer training sessions that are age appropriate for the division that you are coaching. As a result of our training program, all LYSA coaches receive National Certification.
Below are several links to vital information that you will need as a coach. Please review each link and, if you have any questions, or are interested in coaching for LYSA, contact our Commissioner, Joel Andersen. Joel has coached youth soccer for 18 years. He has been certified by AYSO National as an Advanced Coach and Coach Trainer. Joel also holds a US Soccer National Coach license. Joel Andersen
If you have additional questions, you may also review our Coaches FAQ .
LYSA Coach Manuals
Below are links to the LYSA Coach Manuals. They are the official Coach Manuals designed for coaches who have attended the age-appropriate coach certification course. That said, even if you have not attended the age-appropriate coach certification course, you are welcome and encouraged to download and read the Coach Manual for the age-division that you are coaching.