Coaching Information

  • Become a Soccer Coach

    Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, so many communities like ours have soccer teams that need coaches. The majority of youth teams rely on volunteers for their coaches.  To volunteer to become a soccer coach for Cleburne Soccer Association, you will have to follow these steps BEFORE we establish the teams for the season.

    Click on each section below to find out and complete the requirements to coaching soccer each season. 

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL COACHES MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF COACHING. SIGNING UP TO COACH DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL GET A TEAM.

    RECREATIONAL COACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BUILD TEAMS AND BRING US A LIST OF PLAYERS. THIS IS EITHER AN ACADEMY OR COMPETITIVE TEAM. IF YOU WANT AN ACADEMY OR COMPETITIVE TEAM, CONTACT CSA@CLEBURNESOCCER.COM

  • STEP 1 - SIGN UP

    Applies To ALL Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers

    Sign up to coach for the season.  You have to do this every season you want to coach.  We use GotSoccer to process the applications for coaches.  You must have a GotSoccer account.  If you don't have an account, sign up for one.  If you do have one and can't remember your login credentials, contact csa@cleburnesoccer.com.  If you are ready to apply to coach for the Fall 2019 season, CLICK HERE

  • STEP 2 - RISK MANAGEMENT

    Applies To ALL Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers

    Undergo a Risk Management check.  All volunteers that will instruct our players (managers and coaches) must have a background check.

    IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED A BACKGROUND CHECK AFTER JUNE 1, 2018,  
    YOU NEED A NEW ONE

    In order to do a background check, log into your GotSoccer account at https://www.gotsport.com/asp/coaches/:

    • In the gray bar, click on the link called 'Background Checks'
    • Click on the button called 'Submit New Report'
    • Enter your information and click 'Submit'

    It will take a few hours for the report to come back with a result.  If you are approved, we can then put you in the coaching pool for a team.  If you are not approved, we cannot have you as a volunteer.  We are not made aware of why you weren't approved, just that you are not approved by the North Texas State Soccer Association.

  • STEP 3 - COACH FACT SHEET

    Applies To ALL Head Coaches

    Fill out a COACH fact sheet. A COACH fact sheet is needed to give us a little more information about you and your intentions to coach.  All Head Coaches must fill out a Team Fact Sheet.  This let's know you want to coach a team this year and what teams you want to coach.  We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

  • STEP 4 - COACHING EDUCATION

    Applies To ALL Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches

    All coaches need continuing Coaching Education. No matter what level you are coaching at, you will need the knowledge and skills to properly develop players We will have local training for you to attend this year. We will be holding two training courses this year for all coaches and this training will be free for all registered CSA coaches.  Details are below.

    Dear Coach,

    Save the Date: Saturday,  August 24, 2019. 

    Cleburne Soccer Association is excited to announce that in conjunction with US Soccer we will host the 1st two modules of the Grass Roots Coaching Pathway.  We will host the 4 v4 course and the 7 V 7 course. The 4 V 4 course will run from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and the 7 V 7 course will run from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

    All CSA coaches regardless of experience are invited to attend. It is a great idea to take both courses, but obviously if you are coaching 8U and below the 4 V 4 course is a must. If you are an experienced coach or are coaching 10U and above it is highly encouraged to take both courses. The 4 V 4 has great information that can be used at any level of coaching. 

    For More information on the course please go to the the US Soccer Digitial  Coaching  Center, located at https://learning.ussoccer.com/
    of click on the link below.
    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2018/01/us-soccer-begins-launch-of-new-grassroots-coaching-pathway-with-costfree-introductory-module

    More information will be coming out shortly. But the first step is create a profile and take the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module, the whole process takes about 20 minutes.

    How to access and take U.S. Soccer's Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module:
    Visit U.S. Soccer's Digital Coaching Center (DCC).
    Sign up (free of charge) or log-in to your DCC profile.
    Select "Courses" from the top menu.
    Under "Available Courses", select "Begin Course" to launch the introductory module.
    Complete U.S. Soccer's Introduction to Grassroots Coaching.

  • STEP 5 - COACHES MEETING

    Applies To ALL Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers

    The coaches meeting is scheduled for Saturday August 17th at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for all age groups. Please watch the website and your email for more information

    Westhill Church of Christ
    1100 West Westhill Drive
    Cleburne, Texas 

    This meeting is MANDATORY for all coaches and assistant coaches.  If you cannot make this meeting, you must contact the Director of Coaches for an alternative plan.  We cannot stress enough how important this meeting is for all coaches to attend.

    The meeting will be held in the the gym at the church, so park in the side parking lot near the gym entrance.

    Make sure all of your paperwork and other requirements have been completed prior to attending this meeting.

  • STEP 6 - ORDER UNIFORMS

    Applies To ALL Head Coaches

    1. Log into your GotSoccer TEAM Account after your roster has been unlocked for you.

    2. Call ALL NEW PLAYERS on your team and find out their uniform size (Jersey and Shorts). Socks will be sized accordingly and automatically ordered.

    3. Go to Uniform Order Form and open it up.

    4. Fill in the information for the uniforms you want to order. Only new players to your existing team (or all players for new teams) will get uniforms in the Spring.
    Contact csa@cleburnesoccer.com for more details

    5. The deadline is Tuesday, August 20th @ 9 AM to get your uniform order in to ensure delivery by the first game.

    6. You may also order and pay for Coach Shirts on this form.