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Coach Resources

Information from Mass Youth Soccer (MYSA)

Guidelines
Please review the Mass Youth Soccer Return to Play guidelines.  All coaches must read and understand these guidelines before getting on the field this year.
Webinar
MYSA COVID-19 Safety Officer, Tammy Endow recorded a Spring 2021 COVID-19 update on March 8th discussing the latest guidelines.  You may want to watch this in addition to reading the guidelines.

Preseason tasks

MYSA Registration
As in prior years, you must complete Mass Youth Soccer Adult registration before you can set foot on a field.  See instructions here.
Coaches toolkit
Consult the Coaches toolkit provided by MYSA
Team COVID Coordinator
Identify a team COVID-19 Coordinator.  Tasks and checklist can be found here.

Content from Coaches Meeting

Presentation from coaches meeting.

Communicating with parents

Please hold a preseason team meeting with parents to share the details of the season and all the changes to guidelines.  This presentation was prepared to assist you.  It is recommended that you use this at the team meeting.

Use this Email template for preseason team meeting

Running Practices and Games


Use the updated field maps to communicate field layouts, directions and spectator areas to parents and opposing teams

Other Resources

Coaches, Parents and Players encouraged to stay aware of Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Level Data Map

12 Coaching Tips for the Post-Lockdown Return to Sports: A great, quick read from Positive Coaching Alliance.

Coaching Conversations
Mental Health Considerations for the Youth Coach and Return to Play webinar?  In June, MYSA held a webinar on the topic of Mental Health Considerations for the Youth Coach and Return to Play.  It is a review of helpful/relevant developmental and mental/behavioral health considerations for the youth coach to be aware of as we try to return-to-play during the pandemic.

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Acton-Boxborough Youth Soccer

P.O. Box 745 
Acton, Massachusetts 01720

Email Us: [email protected]
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