Previous knowledge of soccer is helpful but not required. Passion is necessary.
SWM Rec has compiled age-specific Coaching Resources to assist volunteers in becoming effective coaches, regardless of previous knowledge. A coach should use the Coaching Resources to become familiar with the drills, formations, guidelines, and rules for their team.
Coaches who wish to become licensed by U.S. Soccer are eligible for partial reimbursement by SWM Rec. Formal coaching education through U.S. Soccer is not a requirement to coach in SWM Rec but is an excellent resource for new soccer coaches to learn more about their craft.
Please contact the Board to learn more about possible reimbursement for licensing expenses.