GBYSA Recreational Program
Register to Coach
This page will let you register to sign up to be a volunteer coach in the GBYSA Recreational Program.
In mid September we will be having scheduled coaching clinic’s. We will be send you your background Check information before that time, we will expect ALL coaches to complete the background check in a timely manner. In mid October there will be a meeting of all coaches to attend to do the Division Draft. More Info to Come
Volunteer coaches are the backbone of youth Recreational Soccer – and GBYSA/Boca United Recreational Soccer commitment is to our coaches as well as our players.
Volunteer coaches for our 2023 – 2024 Recreational season can also sign up when they register their child. We will contact you to complete the registration process with Florida Youth Soccer Association.
GBYSA Youth Soccer Player Development
GBYSA was an early adopter of the US Youth Soccer Small-Sided Games philosophy for player development. The Small-Sided Games approach has proven child development concepts and educational practices to soccer.
These Age Appropriate methods teach the skills and complexity of the game to children that match their distinct stages of cognitive, physical, and social development. Our children learn and play better over a season and the years – and they have more success and fun.
We teach Small-Sided Games and Age Appropriate methods to all of our coaches and trainers in our Under-5 through Under-12 Divisions.
Before every season, we hold training clinics for these coaches that are taught by Tom Harman our Youth Director of Coaching and Eric Eichman our Coaching Director for GBYSA, Boca United FC and SFFA . These clinics include classroom instruction as well as outdoor on-the-field demonstration and participation. We also have developed a club-wide curriculum and issue lesson plans for the Under-5 – Under-12 Divisions as well as US Youth Soccer practice activities guidebooks to supplement our materials.
From Under-5 through Under-8, Coordinators oversee the teams and Coaches run the games, and all players will be on a set team. We do not keep players back as defenders, and we do not play with goalkeepers at this age. We do not keep scores, results or standings. All participants in our Recreational Boys and Girls Programs receive a participation trophy following their last regular season game.
In our Under-9 and older Divisions, we create balanced teams thru a Draft based on skill evaluations from the previous season across the entire age group. Our youth and adult Referees manage the games according to FYSA and our club rules modified for youth play. During regular league play, we keep standings. Trophies for each member of the regular season.
We have put the children first since the earliest days of our club, when parents who wanted their children to simply learn the game, play and have fun with their friends. We’ve never varied from that approach, and we’re proud that so many of our players have returned to the club as parents and coaches for their children.
Every volunteer – new and returning – must have annual authorization by Florida Youth Soccer Association for the 2023 – 2024 Season.