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Coaching Requirements


Parents can earn $50 back by serving as a coach or assistant coach. To sign up, please go to the Dibs tab on the website. Coaches are required to:

  • Complete a background check and other required trainings
  • Hold at least one practice per week (usually 1.0-1.5 hours long at the Chicago Inter Soccer Complex)
  • Coach one game per week on Saturdays
  • Communicate with parents regarding practice and game schedules
  • Attend one meet and greet session before the season starts
  • Coaches will receive a shirt, a bag with pinnies, cones, rules, and ice packs, and will be immortalized forever in the team picture

  • Game schedules, practice field times, and the meet and greet session will all be provided by the Homer Soccer Club

Coaching Resources


This site provides a number of drills specific for youth soccer, practice plans, and other resources for coaches - just click on the Soccer tab:

While not at all a requirement, for those looking to go deeper, U.S. Soccer offers this free introductory module, which represents the first step in the newly revised coaching license pathway, and is the required prerequisite to register for any of U.S. Soccer's Grassroots Licensing Courses.

Coaches who complete the module will also be provided with four complimentary Play-Practice-Play training sessions. The module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Lastly, U.S. Soccer offers these resources for coaches, including tips for first time coaches and rules of the game: