Volunteering as a Coach: The Arlington Soccer Association always needs volunteer coaches for our neighborhood youth recreational teams. Don’t worry if you haven’t coached before — or even played. We have a comprehensive Coaching Education program that will help you learn to coach kids. Have questions before you register? Please see our FAQ below!
What are the time commitments? A typical ASA recreational team will have one or two practices a week, for an hour, depending on age. A season is usually 8 weeks of games, with games mostly held on Saturdays (although there are occasional Sunday afternoon games).
I’m not sure if I’m ready to be a head coach…can I just help with a team? Yes! When registering, there is an option to select ‘assistant coach.’ Coaches are also able to ‘co-coach’ with another coach.
How do I get gear? Once placed with a team, each head coach is given an equipment bag complete with cones, discs, pennies, balls and a first aid kit if they don’t already have one. More information will be given to you after registration.
Where will my team practice? Teams practice in the same geographical area as the school that the majority of the players on the team are from. In the high school ages, where teams are formed from a variety of schools, practice locations are based on field availability.
Can I choose the field where my team practices? Coaches can request a field through their club manager, however, they can not always be fulfilled due to field space limitations. Worth a shot though!
Can I coach my kid? Yes! To coach your child’s team, please add your child’s name in the appropriate field during coach registration.
I know that I won’t be available every weekend to coach. Can I still coach? Yes! Please register as a head coach. Once complete, communicate with your club manager that you need an assistant, and we will find someone to work with you!
Any resources to help me become a better coach? Yes! Please see our coaching education page for more information.