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SSA Paulding Recreational Soccer

SSA Paulding Recreational Soccer

Coaching Manuals
U5 Practice Activities    U5 Practice Structure
U6 Practice Activities    U6 Practice Structure
U8 Practice Activities   U8 Practice Structure
U10 Practice Activities   U10 Practice Structure
U12 Practice Activities 
 U12 Practice Structure
U14 to U19 Practice Activities 
 U14 to 19 Practice Structure

Sample Coaching Session 1 for U5/U6/U8 - Click HERE
Sample Coaching Session 2 for U10+ - Click HERE

Handbooks and Rules Documents

5U-8U Rec Coach Game Day Handbook       
10U - 19U Rec Coach Game Day Admin Handbook    
10U - 19U Rec Game Rules  

Additional Resources
Federally-mandated Background Check Info Information for coaches on how to complete their federally-mandated background check and safeguarding tasks. 
Rec Coach Shirt Order Link  Use this link to order your free SSA Rec Coach T-shirt.
SSA Respect Program Guidelines for parents, referees, and coaches on how to best provide for a positive environment for players
Emergency Action Plans SSA has Emergency Action Plans in place for all its locations.  Please click HERE for the full list.
Injury Prevention and Care How to help prevent injuries, provide basic first-aid care, and help players to recover from them if they do occur
SSA Safe Soccer Program Information Program used to provide a safe environment for players to play soccer. Includes important information regarding a volunteer coach's legal obligations in reporting evidence of abuse or neglect.
KINS Philosophy Describes the ideal environment for players to play soccer and develop
Medical Release Form When completed by the parent/guardian of each player, this contains essential medical information and who to contact in the event of a player injury. This form also protects you as the coach from any financial obligations should you need to call for medical assistance for a player if the parents aren't present.
Concussion Information How to identify the signs of concussion, and how to manage a player's return to play
Player Safety Video from US Soccer Information on Concussion awareness and other safety issues 

Coach Education Classes and Licences

Georgia Soccer conducts the State Coaching School Program to educate and certify soccer coaches in accordance with the national coaching scheme. Regardless of previous coaching or playing experience, the Georgia Soccer Coaching School Program is designed to help each coach develop a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of coaching soccer. 

Who Can Attend

Courses are FREE for all registered members of SSA (coaches and parents). 
They are strongly recommended for anyone who will be involved in coaching in the upcoming season. 

When Are Course Offered

Most courses are held in pre-spring (January & February) and pre-fall (July & August) period of each year. Course schedules are typically posted in mid December and Mid June respectively. 

How To Enroll

G course is offered the traditional way (4 hrs in person), or NEW online format. For more information click here
The F course is only available the traditional way at this time. 

To register for the currently available classes, please CLICK HERE. 

The link will take you to the GA Soccer website. Click "List All" to display a list of all the coaching courses that are currently offered.

Participants can register for courses at whichever location and date that is most convenient for them. Highlight and click on the course you are interested in and it will take you to the registration page of that event.

Course Descriptions

State ‘G’ Certificate Coaching Course -  Aimed at coaches and parents of U-6 and U-8 players. The course is 4 hours long and provides fun activities that enhance players’ skill development. Attendance is required to receive the ‘G’ certificate. 
State ‘F’ Certificate Coaching Course - Aimed at coaches and parents who are working with U-10 and U-12 Recreational players. The emphasis is on teaching young players through a variety of fun games and practices. The course consists of 7 hours of instruction and practice. Attendance is required to receive the ‘F’ certificate.

State ‘E’ Certificate Coaching Course - Aimed at coaches of recreational players U-14 and older. The course consists of 7 hours of instruction and practice. Attendance is required to receive the ‘Rec E’ certificate. There is no pre-requisite for this course as long as attendees are coaching U-14 or older. The ‘Rec E’ certificate cannot be used as a pre-requisite for the ‘D’ course.



SSA Paulding Soccer
c/o Tess Kaye, 4558 Lost Mountain Court
Powder Springs, Georgia 30127

Phone: 770-712-7698
Email: [email protected]

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