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Help! I volunteered to coach now what?

Our volunteer coaches have a variety of back grounds.  Some are ex-high school players or college athletes. Some coach to help a reluctant child enjoy the experience of being a part of a team.  Most commonly parents step up because they heard; "If you don't volunteer, we don't have enough coaches."  What ever your reason for coaching, Bennington Soccer Club is dedicated to make sure you have all the tools necessary to be successful.

  • Director of Coaching Development, Ted Anderson
  • Technical Director Developmental Age Groups, Alex Mathers
  • Seasonal Youth Module training clinics for U4-U11
  • Level F Course; online course
  • Level E Course
  • Goalie Coach Course
  • Level D Course
  • Age Appropriate Training Suggestions
  • Suggested Links and Resources

Please see the link below to register for some of these course offerings:

All coaches are encouraged to sign in to the following Google Community - Bennington Soccer Coaches. Our DOC will be sharing coaching points, videos, etc to help you. It's 100% interactive. Please make sure to sign in.

Coaching Discount

  • In-House coaches who have their F License or higher, and Competition Team coaches who have their E License or higher will receive a 50% discount for coaching the Full Year (Fall & Spring) for the following year's registration.  BENSC will reimburse coaches for successfully completing their F & E Licenses.  If you have any questions about the licenses, please visit or email

Sign-Up for the NSCAA Goalkeeping License level 1

BSC will cover the cost for all coaches who pass the course. Please retain your receipt and course certificate for reimbursement. The overall objective of the Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma is to explore some of the myths and mystiques surrounding the goalkeeping function. The six-hour course is directed towards the team coach - not the specialist goalkeeper coach. The object is to empower the coach with knowledge and practice methods that will enable the coach to evaluate a goalkeeper in game situations and then design an appropriate practice program for goalkeepers in and outside of team practices. The course includes lecture (theory) and field (practical) sessions.

Sign-Up for NSCAA Goalkeeping Liscense level 2

BSC will cover the cost for all coaches that atttend and pass. Please retain your receipt and certification for reimbursement. The overall objective of the Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma is to create an optimal learning environment for this specialized position. The 12-hour course is geared towards the specialist goalkeeping coach and the team coach looking for in-depth information surrounding the coaching of goalkeepers. The course includes both lecture (theory) and field (practical) sessions. An NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I Diploma is a prerequisite for this course.

US Youth Soccer Online Education

*Heads Up: Concussion in Sports Intro Course, *Parents Guide and Introduction to Youth Soccer, *U6 - U8 Youth Coaching Module and *U10 - U12 Youth coaching Module

Mandatory - Register with KidSafe

All coaches must register with KidSafe from the Nebraska State Soccer Association (NSSA) - This registration process takes about 5 minutes, and permits NSSA to run a background check to protect the kids.

NEW 8/31/2013 KidSafe registration must be done annually.  Previously it was every 2 years.

Mandatory - Concussion Management Training

All coaches and assistant coaches are required by the State of Nebraska as of July 1st, 2012 to undergo concussion management training.  Please forward your certification to once you have completed the training. 

Please see the Concussion Management page on our Bennington Soccer Club website (left navigation) for additional information and resources available.

Recommended Links


Tests/quizzes available to help you think about the game.

HEADS UP - Concussion Management in Youth Sports

If you think your athlete has sustained a concussion... Take him or her out of play, and seek the advice of a healthcare professional experienced in evaluating concussions. It's better to miss one game than the whole season.

Communication is Key - The Parent Letter

Tips, tools and advice for youth coaches.

AYSO - Coach Tips

Includes links on running an effective practice to specifics on dribbling and passing.

Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports

Support program for Youth Coaches and Parents, offering tips, insights and quotes to support our children to succeed both on and off the field.

ADM American Development Model

ADM provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey. Great video on the main page discussing diversity, injury, burn-out & development.