What to Expect When You Volunteer to Coach

Updated 7/13/2018

Fairhope Soccer is volunteer youth sports league that depends entirely on parent volunteer coaches like yourself. You don't have to be a 'Messi' to teach the game, just a willingness to work with kids and a little time to do it. It's a great way to spend a little extra time with your children and have fun doing it.  We ALWAYS need coaches. 


Fairhope Soccer Club expectations our volunteer head coach:

  • have fun is our number one expectation as well as have encouraging attitude, be a positive role model during practices/games and have some knowledge of the game of soccer. (This helps however we can offer education & sessions during the season)
  • complete a background check/concussion/abuse & safety training that is required by Alabama Soccer Association
  • attend coaching sessions and rules meeting prior to season
  • set up practices 1-2 days a week and be available during games either on Saturday mornings or during the week
  • communicate with your parents on a weekly basis regarding any changes/updates regarding practice times/game changes/etc during the season

As assistant volunteer coach:

  • have fun is our number one expectation as well as have encouraging attitude, be a positive role model during practices/games and have some knowledge of the game of soccer. 
  • complete a background check/concussion/abuse & safety training that is required by Alabama Soccer Association
  • help out your head coach with any communications, practice/game coverage etc. during the season

If you want to co-coach with a friend, we will guarntee your players will be on the same team.  If you can't find a friend to co-coach, we may have an assistant coach that signed up we may pair you with or if you just need someone to help with your communication, please ask during your intial parent/team meeting if any parent to help with your team communication.  


Equipment Provided

We have pinnies, cones & goals on a first come, first serve basis We usually have enough equipment available. Each coach/assistant coach will receive a game day jersey.  


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