COACHES CORNER

2021 Coaches Course

The U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department provides accessible education to all coaches, and aligns with the U.S. Soccer’s mission to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States by developing world class players, coaches, and referees.

With the launch of the 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 Online Grassroots Courses coaches across the country will be empowered with a soccer education relevant to their specific coaching needs through U.S. Soccer’s Digital Coaching Center (DCC).

New Hampshire Soccer Association will host a 7v7 and 9v9 Grassroots course through video and in-person on the following dates:

Tuesday (video) January 26 7-8 p.m. 
Thursday (video) January 28 7-8 p.m.
Saturday (in person at NCCC) Jan 30 3-5 p.m.  

Cost: $75

Player Safety/Health

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

A concussion is a brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms yourself, seek medical attention right away.

HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR CHILD PREVENT A CONCUSSION?

Every sport is different, but there are steps your children can take to protect themselves from concussions.


• Ensure that they follow their coach’s rules for safety and the rules of the sport.
• Encourage them to practice good sportsmanship at all times.