Each year, Codiac Soccer offers soccer programs to approximately 1500 youth players. We rely on 120 volunteer coaches to successfully run our programs for over 100 teams.
No coaching experience, or advanced knowledge of the sport of soccer, is required to coach in our Grassroots or House League programs. We will provide you with the information that you need to lead a team of enthusiastic players through a fun season of play.
Free (optional) training is provided to coaches of all age divisions. This training is delivered by Soccer New Brunswick staff in a two-hour session.
Coaches are considered to be the main point of contact for their teams. At the start of the season, coaches are asked to introduce themselves to the parents of their players, and if the coach wishes to do so, she/he can ask a parent/friend to act as an assistant coach or manager. Coaches will be expected to hand out uniforms to their players on the first night of play, and to pass out copies of schedules, etc. (these will be provided by the club). Coaches are required to be on the field with their team twice per week for hour-long sessions. If a coach is unable to make it to a scheduled session, it is the responsibility of the coach to find a replacement for that night.
U4, U6, U8, and U10 divisions: Each night throughout the summer season, all teams in these four divisions will take part in Jamboree sessions lead by our Technical Director and trained staff. Coaches are responsible for being present on the field with their players, and providing encouragement, but the delivery of all sessions will be the responsibility of Codiac Staff. This lets coaches enjoy the learning process with their players, without stress.
U8 and U10 divisions: In addition to the jamboree sessions outlined above, teams in the U8 and U10 division will also have "tournament weeks" inserted into their schedules where teams compete in games for the duration of the session.
U12 and U15 divisions: Prior to each session, coaches have roughly 15 minutes in which they can work on skill development or strategy. During games, the role of the coach is primarily to provide encouragement and support for players during the game, and to ensure that each player receives equal time on the field.
U18 division: Because of the length of the game at these age divisions, there is no time for coaches to run practice drills at the beginning of the sessions. The role of the coach for these age divisions is primarily to provide encouragement and support for players during the game, and to ensure that each player receives equal time on the field.