Why should I coach in SASL?
It's a chance to spend quality time with your child and it's fun. It's a great break from work. It makes you feel good. It's a great way to give back to the community.
The rewards come in the form of helping kids have fun at a game or practice, and contributing to their individual skills and teamwork. There is also a great sense of accomplishment when you reach the end of a season, look back and see how far the team has come.
I don't know anything about soccer. Can I still help coach?
Yes! SASL can provide training and materials. Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Our Board will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.
What is the time commitment to being an SASL coach? Assistant coach?
Coaches run two weekday practices and a game on Saturday. Coaching in SASL is all about teaching and encouraging kids, and having a lot of fun. Parents help with team organization tasks.
How do I become a coach?
You sign up to coach at registration time when you register your kids to play. If you need contact information, you can contact the SASL Office at (919) 708-6886.
If you have a child that is already on a team that has a coach, just let the coach know that you are interested in coaching and would like to help. Most of our coaches will be delighted to use you.
Does a SASL coach have to have a child on the team?
No. Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer to be a coach in SASL. Generally speaking, most coaches are the parents of a child on the team; however, SASL welcomes and encourages anyone who wants to volunteer to come out and coach!