In-Town Intramural Coaches - Game Day Thoughts

The following are some thoughts for you to consider as you prepare for your game:

Pre-Game

Consider the following as you prepare for the game:

  • How many players you have?  What formation will you play?  Who will start the game in what positions?  How will you rotate the players?  The more you think about this ahead of time, the more time you can spend observing the play and coaching the team.
  • What warmup drills will you do?  
  • What 2-3 things do you want the kids to emphasize in that particular game.  Keep these small and manageable.

During the Game


While the game is being played, consider the following:

  • Limit the coaching of players on the field - we know this is hard, but more often than not the players can not hear nor process what you are saying.  If anything is said, make it positive reinforcement.
  • Coach with the kids not playing - Consider engaging the kids on the sideline by talking about what they see on the field and what you see.  Teaching them from this position, occupies them and allows them to see the game with a different perspective, and hopefully bring some of those thoughts with them when they play.  
  • Observe the zero tolerance policy  - There can be no yelling at the referees.  Be sure they will make mistakes, prepare yourself and your team for it.  Be aware of parent behavior in this regard as well.  If there are any questions, you can read the policy here
  • If there is a medical emergency, call 911 - Serious Injuries or other medical emergencies are rare but can happen at any time.  If the player's parents are not present, try to notify them of the situation as soon as possible.
  • Have fun - It's a game.  Enjoy the kids.  Teach them to compete as hard and fair as they can.  When it's over, congratulate the other team.

After the Game


After the game, we suggest the following:

  • Ask the players what they saw during the game - See what they saw and learned from the game.  What did they do well?  What could they improve upon?  
  • Offer your insights on what you saw - keep this brief. 
  • Adjust practice plans - Did you see something that you want to focus on in the upcoming practices?

Coaches Announcements

May 15, 2016

2016/17 Tryouts & BAYS Registration OPEN

 

Mar 14, 2016

Coach Resource Center Updated

The CCR has been updated with new curriculum and game day planners for coaches to utilize this spring.

Head on over to the CCR by clicking HERE

Any questions, contact the DOC

Feb 01, 2016

Summer Clinic Registration OPEN!

Registration for the two NYS Summer Clinic offerings is now OPEN. Head over to the registration page to sign up today! 

Apr 26, 2014

AFTERNOON BAYS HOME GAMES CANCELLED - GRASS FIELDS ONLY

 ALL HOME BAYS GAMES SCHEDULED TO START AFTER 12PM ARE CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO FIELD CLOSURES.  GAMES SCHEDULED FOR NSHS TURF AND VALEO TURF WILL BE PLAYED 

Aug 02, 2013

Pre-Season Checklist

Now is the time to take a look at our coaches preseason checklist read more ...

Mar 18, 2013

Coaches Meeting - Monday April 1st

Pre-season coaches meeting will be Monday April 1st - 7pm at the Oak Hill Auditorium.  At least one coach from each team should attend to understand important club and season updates. 

Oct 30, 2012

Field closures

Due to the significant rain fall, all Newton grass fields will be closed Tuesday, October 30th and Wednesday, October 31st. 

Aug 26, 2012

Coaches Meeting - Tuesday Sep 4th - 7:00 - 8:30pm - Oak Hill

Welcome back coaches.  As we ramp up into the fall season, please note that we will be having our coaches meeting on Tuesday, September 4th from 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Oak Hill auditorium. 

Apr 05, 2012

BAYS Coaches - Professional Training Support

BAYS Coaches - take advantage of free support with PTUSA to have them run two training sessions for your team.  Sign up now available read more ...

Mar 22, 2012

Want to get field updates via text, Twitter, or Facebook?

It is now easier than ever to get updates on field status.  We have options to get them via text to your cell phone, Facebook, and Twitter.   read more ...

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