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Parent Volunteer Coaching Information

GRP Recreational Coaches Workshop & Field Training

AZSC hosts a Mandatory Coaches Workshop and Field Training Clinic to help you to be a confident and successful GRP coach. The coaches meeting will provide a valuable classroom setting for learning more about AZSC, season information and coaching information.  The coaches training clinic will precede or follow the coaches workshop, depending on the age bracket that you coach.  At the coaches training you will want to come prepared for an "on the field" training session with our Thunder coaching staff.  Cleats/ running shoes, athletic clothing, water and a ball

MANDATORY Coaches Workshop & Field Training

Queen Creek
When: TBD
Locations:  Queen Creek Library Annex & Founders Park
Session Times:  

Gilbert & Chandler
Location:  AZSC Office - 2305 E Knox Road Suite #101 Gilbert, AZ 85296
Session Times: 

                      U4 - U8 Coaches: TBD - FIELD SESSION @ Crossroads Park
                      U4 - U8 Coaches:  TBD - OFFICE MEETING @ AZSC Office

                      U9/10 - U13/14 Coaches:  TBD - OFFICE MEETING @ AZSC Office
                      U9/10 - U13/14 Coaches:  TBD - FIELD SESSION @ Crossroads Park

Get a head of the game!  Print, complete and bring these 2 forms with you to the coaches meeting.  They are your 'ticket' to pick up your team uniforms.

AZSC also provides continuing education for our coaches, such as online curriculum and soccer articles that will help you to understand how to run practice drills and more.  For additional training, or coaching assistance, please click here - GRP Coaches Curriculum


What are the Perks and Benefits of coaching with AZSC?

Arizona Soccer Club relies on parent volunteer’s to coach our Grassroots Recreational soccer teams. To help you consider coaching your players team(s) AZSC would like to share with you some of the perks and benefits of coaching with Arizona Soccer Club!

The AZSC Coaching Benefits include:

1) Coach Discount –  $25.00 discount applied at check out.

2) Coach determines practice day(s), time and location

3) NEW Coaches receive - Coaching shirt, cones and other items depending on what we have received.

4) Opportunity to coach your own child(ren).

5) Coaches receive a complimentary coach and child picture on picture day.

6) AZSC Pro-Coach Training Clinics - One prior to season start and a second clinic during the season. Free Coaches T-shirt for attending!

7) Access to AZSC GRP online coaches training curriculum with practice drills, online videos and more.

8) Mandatory Coaches Workshop & Training – Meetings are scheduled approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the season. All confirmed coaches will be emailed approximately 2-3 weeks prior to coaches meeting.

If you are interested in coaching please request to coach your child’s team during the online registration process or contact us at [email protected]

AZSC Values & Vision of a GRP Coach

Coaches:   To Be a Coach of Inspiration & Motivation

Belief - Be a coach with high players’ expectations.  Reinforce your expectations with showing your players that you believe in them.  “You had a bad game, move on, but I still believe in you & your abilities.”

Trust – Use the field to teach life lessons.  Trust is a two way relationship between everyone. 

Encourage Creativity on the field.  Challenge players to “think” about the solution and allow them to “try” and learn from their successes and failures.  Be enthusiastic with your players & about their work.

Leadership & Admiration – A leader is seen as a role model who has high moral & ethical standards.  Teaching life lessons to your players by providing meaning and challenges to your players through sports in life.  Inspire teamwork and vision within your team.

Respect – Give personal attention to the needs of the players for personal growth.  Stimulate self-confidence, security & caring amongst the team as well as the individual player.

AZSC GRP Weekly Coaching Curriculum & Education Resources

Click to access the "Coaches Training Curriculum"  to view each weeks weekly curriculum & additional coaching resources. 

Practice Field Reservations

Gilbert* - Winter & Spring leagues only.  Crossroads Park (Greenfield & Knox Roads):  Contact [email protected] with desired day & time.  Practices are on Tuesdays only from 5:00pm - 9:00pm and there will be an additional fee for all Town of Gilbert park reservations.  *Field availability may change from season to season, it is best in inquire to confirm field availability.

Chandler - Tumbleweed Park, availability changes per season:  Contact [email protected] with desired day & time.  Practices are on Tuesday  ONLY from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.  Click here for the practice field map:

Tumbleweed Park, TBD - Practice Fields
Queen Creek -  Day depends on the season at Carter Mansel Park  Contact AZSC [email protected] to make your request for field usage.  Each team:  One night per week for one hour.

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