Programs

Who We Are

The YCP consists of boys and girls ages 12-24 from all over New Rochelle and surrounding counties including students from both middle schools and our high school. Although it is not required, most of our members are student athletes. Many of them were once Recreation and travel soccer players growing up. They are supervised by our YCP/YSNR Recreation Director and on-site professional coaches, also consisting of New Rochelle residents. YSNR is a community soccer program dedicated to serving our community. We do not turn anyone away. The YCP members also allow many students use to obtain community service hours, first-hand work experience, and prepares them for managerial and supervisor roles.

What We Do

Our goal is to provide our young coaches the skills to manage a group of children, ages 4-10, and ensure they are learning and having fun each day of the Recreation soccer. The young coaches aid in planning and assisting soccer training sessions as well as all field set up and clean up. Overall, the young coaches look to bring their love of soccer to the field and impart their enthusiasm and positive attitude to our Recreational League players and parents. The basis or our YCP is a pathway system. We have four different levels of young coaches. We vary from Junior coaches to Senior young coaches and the goal is to reach Manager level young coaches as alumni. The focus of our Junior coaches (ages 12-16) is to develop their maturity and responsibility so they can take direction from other more experienced coaches. Our Junior coaches primarily responsible in making sure the field is up and running by 8:45 by the time our first kids arrive each day. Our Senior coaches assist in setting up but play a larger role in hands on training with the children. Our Senior young coaches can perform basic coaching skills under the direction of our YSNR supervisors or professional trainers and can run a 30-minute training session with a group of 6-8 kids. Our Managers are one of the most important roles in our organization because they are the ones that make sure everything runs smoothly from set up to training to final break down and clean up. Our Managers are also the first faces the kids see each day.

Services We Offer

Recreational Soccer for Youths

Recreational Soccer for Youths • Professionally trained young coaches. • Professional training & game- like competition every week! • Child assigned to a team for the season. • Our Program is designed for players in the Pre-K – 8th grade. • Licensed and experienced coaches work closely with players through a curriculum. • Gradually introduces new technical skills, tactical elements, and team concepts.

Mentorship

Develop and empower young students-athletes so they can contribute to enriching the lives of younger kids in our community via our Recreation Soccer program. • Firsthand learning experience on the field to engage & interact with professional trainers, parents and players. • Give young coaches the opportunity to develop their resume and grow in managerial experiences throughout high school and college. • Opportunity for young coaches to build community work credits with the work focus on students becoming college and career ready. • Train students, transform students and educate students

After school

Some of our young coaches have been selected by their teachers and principals to tutor younger students in math, science, language art and social studies. • Volunteer student hours will be used towards community services hours and college recommendation.

Mental Wellness

Our YCP also seeks to provide a supportive environment to help our students learn how to find balance and succeed as while facing stressors. • We directly address mental wellness to increase awareness and reduce any stigmas associated with mental health.

Networking

Learn job search skills and including starting a business. • Learn how to invest and manage money. • Learn how to manage daily expensive and budget.

Our Different Levels and Requirements

There are four levels of the Young Coaches program.

  • Beginner level – starting from age 12. Mentored and taking direction from other coaches as well as partner with the younger players to aid in a positive soccer experience.
  • Junior level – primarily making sure the field is up and running by 8:45am by the time our young players arrive.
  • Senior level – assists in setting up, but also involved closely with training the young players. Senior level coaches can perform basic coaching skills under the direction of our professional trainers.
  • Manager level – most important role in our organization because the managers make things run smoothly. Managers perform day to day administrative tasks and are responsible for monitoring the field, coaches, as well as ensuring all the equipment is taken down and stored properly.

Beginner Level – Zero to 12 months experience

  1. CPR/First-Aid/AED Training
  2. 1 Positive Coaching Alliance Certificate
  3. 10 Field Mentorship Hours per season
  4. $10 credit for every hour on the field. (We will record all your hours on the field and the total amount will be paid at the end of the season)
  5. Attendance to at least 2 Mentor Nights/month

Junior Level – 1 to 2 years experience

  1. Completed Beginner Level
  2. CPR/First-Aid/AED Training
  3. 2 Positive Coaching Alliance Certificates
  4. 15 Field Mentorship Hours per season
  5. $12 credit for every hour on the field. (We will record all your hours on the field and the total amount will be paid at the end of the season)
  6. Attendance to at least 3 Mentor Nights/month

Senior Level – over 2 years experience and in High School

  1. Completed Junior Level
  2. CPR/First-Aid/AED Training
  3. 2 Positive Coaching Alliance Certificates
  4. 20 Field Mentorship Hours per season
  5. $15 credit for every hour on the field. (We will record all your hours on the field and the total amount will be paid at the end of the season)
  6. Attendance to 4 Mentor Nights/month

Supervisor Level

  1. Completed Senior Level
  2. CPR/First-Aid/AED Training
  3. 2 Positive Coaching Alliance Certificates
  4. 30 Field Mentorship / Administrative Hours (paid weekly)
  5. $20 credit for every hour on the field / Administrative task off the field (paid weekly)
  6. Attendance to 4 Mentor Nights/months

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