Mandatory NCYSA Background Check Required!                       

ALL Coaches MUST complete the NCYSA Risk Management program and go through an online background check.  REGISTER HERE

All Challenge and Classic coaches are required to attend the Youth Module I or Youth Module II NCYSA Coaching Course.

 Spring 2015 Recreation Coach Information                                

Coaching Clinic with Coach Shug, March 21, 10am-12pm at the AAC. Coach Shug is the head Women's coach and assistant Men's coach for Brevard College and will prepare new and experienced coaches for the upcoming season with hands on guidance for preparing practice plans, coaching different levels of experience, and keeping everyone engaged and participating. 

Coaches Meeting, March 21: Rosters, rules, policies and procedures will be handed out at the coaches meeting. 
New HCSA coaches: 1pm-2:15pm
U6-U8: 2:30pm-3:15pm
U9 and above: 3:30pm-4:15pm

NCYSA Road Show, March 28,, 1pm-4pm at the AAC Coaches, players and parents are invited to the NCYSA Road Show for soccer fun and games! Have your team parents meeting, play soccer, and get expert advice from the NCYSA staff!


Code of Conduct

For Coaches

 

The following are some of the principles and guidelines of the expectations of HCSA.

 

  • The Henderson County Soccer Association (HCSA) supports recreation youth soccer that is governed by a strong sense of individual and team sportsmanship. 
  • The behavior of the coach is the most important guide for player and spectator behavior. The coach can exert strong player and spectator control by the example he/she sets, and by a few words of caution directed to the appropriate place when necessary. 
  • Coaches are responsible for their own actions as well as the conduct of their assistant coaches, players and spectators. 
  • HCSA expects coaches to comply with the referees’ decisions, which are made in the best interest of the players on the field.
  • Illegal, unfair, rowdy, violent, dangerous, and unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated, whether on the field of play or away from the playing area.This includes vulgarity, harassment, debasement, violence or a threat of violence, and assault. 
  • HCSA expects coaches, referees, and spectators to conform to the spirit and intent of applicable rules at all times. 
  • HCSA recognizes that participation in competitive activities is a source of strong feelings which will often lead to misunderstandings, disagreements and other conflicts. However, HCSA also believes that every participant has a duty to respect the right of competitors to hold conflicting views. 
  • Referees are the authority on the field and have the right to tell parents and coaches to leave sight and sound of the field if they fail to follow the code of conduct.

Laws of the Game                                                                              


HCSA plays all matches under FIFA Laws of the Game.  The age groups U6-U12 play small-sided-games on modified fields and with some modifications to the rules. The Recreation division also has some "league" rules noted below.


www.fifa.com and www.usysa.org have detailed information on the rules ofsoccer.  


HCSA also has some additional "league" rules for Recreation: 

  • All players must play at least 50% of the match (USYSA and NCYSA rule)
  • A player may only play 50% of the match as a goalkeeper
  • There are NO slide-tackles allowed (indirect free kick)
Age Groups

HCSA follows the age divisions established by US Youth Soccer and NCYSA.  A youth player is one who has not reached the age of nineteen years prior to August 1 immediately preceding the start of any seasonal year.  Age divisions are classified as “U” = under the age listed after the “U”.  (Example:  U6 = under six years of age as of August 1, ####)  The age is determined as of August 1 of the year that the Fall League begins. The player stays in this age group for the entire seasonal playing year (Fall then Spring seasons).

HCSA offers the following divisions:

 U6 under six
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins
 U7 under seven
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins
 U8 under eight
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins
 U9 under nine
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins
 U10 under ten
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins
 U11 under eleven
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins
 U12 under twelve
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins
 U14 under fourteen
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins
 U16 under sixteen
 Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins


Gender of Teams

USYSA recognizes 2 types of team genders:

(1) Teams with females only are girls teams
(2) All other teams are boys teams (ie. girls may play on boys team)

HCSA Recreation Age Groups and Game Specifics:
 Age Group
 Gender Number of Players
 Minutes Played
 Ball Size
 U6 Coed 3v3 3 minutes x 12 periods
 #3
 U7 Coed 3v3 3 minutes x 12 periods #3
 U8 Boys/Girls 4v4 12 minutes x 4 quarters
 #3
 U9 Boys/Girls 6v6 12 minutes x 4 quarters
 #4
 U10 Boys/Girls 6v6 25 minutes x 2 halves
 #4
 U12 Boys/Girls 8v8 30 minutes x 2 halves
 #4
 U14
 Boys/Girls 7v7 or 8v8
 30 minutes x 2 halves
 #5
 High School
 Boys/Girls 6v6 7v7 or 8v8
 30 minutes x 2 halves
 #5