Welcome to North Providence Youth Soccer Association
We are grateful to you for volunteering your time to help our young athletes develop their skills and enjoy participating in the sport of Soccer. Whether you are in charge of a team or assisting, everything you do and say will have an impact on your players.
As coaches, you are in a unique position to create positive memories about youth sports for the children in your charge. Our aim is to have players return again and again, year after year, to participate in our programs because the experience was fun for them, and they remember being allowed to just be kids and play the game. When their parents ask them, "How was your practice/game?” we hope they'll answer, "It was FUN!"
We encourage you to consider yourself a teacher first and a coach second. You volunteered because you care about kids and sports. As you know, participation in organized sports is just one part of a child's overall development as a person. Building self-esteem, teamwork, problem-solving, social development--these things will all take place throughout the season along with learning sports skills. You are the vehicle through which this learning will occur. Keep the focus on what's best for the players and what would be fun for you if you were their age!