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for Coaches

"It is always easy for a coach to say who is good. It's a little more challenging for a coach to say who is going to be good." - Hassan Nazari, Founder of the Dallas Texans Soccer Club


Welcome to Oceanside United Soccer Club's web page directed specifically to our Intramural and Travel coaches. This page contains information that you, as a coach, should know about our programs such as Coaching Guidelines and Forms. If there is any information or questions about the club or soccer in general that you would like to see addressed on this page, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will do our best to get the information posted.


Professional coaches measure success in rings. College coaches measure success in championships. High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles.


All coaches and assistant coaches must pass the Risk Management program. Each coach should print the request for payment (on the Forms & Downloads page) and the approval to coach from risk management and turn it at registration and the club will reimburse your payment.


"First, master the fundamentals." - Larry Bird

How Coaches' Mouths Lose Games

Basics For Coaching the Younger Player

How To Run An Effective Practice

10 Tips for Coaching your son or daughter's team...according to kids

Tips for Good Soccer Practices

Why Avoid Line Drills?

Key Teaching Points for Soccer Techniques

Offside Explained

Things you can't do, should do, and should not do at a match

Important Links

OUSC Intramural Coaches Code of Conduct

OUSC Travel Coaches Code of Conduct & Guidelines

Laws of the Game

National Soccer Coaches Association of America