Coach-Mentor Training with U.S. Soccer Foundation

Last updated: April 25, 2023, at 3:27 p.m. PT

Originally published: April 25, 2023, at 12:47 p.m. PT

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Are you a coach or mentor for youth sports? Do you want to improve your skills in connecting with and developing young people's social and emotional skills? If so, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is offering a FREE virtual Coach-Mentor Training for the Y community that you won't want to miss!

We are offering two online sessions (times are Pacific Daylight Time):

  • Friday, April 28, from 4:30-6:00 pm, or
  • Sunday, April 30, from 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Register for the virtual training through these steps:

  1. Register for the Coach-Mentor Training Hub
    1. List your YMCA Branch in "Name of Organization"
    2. Select "Yes" for "Are you attending in-person CMT" (for tracking purposes) and input:
      1. YMCAWest for April 28 Training
      2. YMCAPartners for April 30 Training
  2. Register for your Zoom Session
    1. Register Now for April 28 Training
    2. Register Now for April 30 Training 

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During this training, you'll learn how to effectively mentor and coach young athletes in any sport. You'll also discover how to create a consistently reinforced team code and culture throughout the season, manage behaviors with empathy, and develop and harness young people's social and emotional skills.

One of the most exciting aspects of this training is that it was designed with intentional social-emotional learning components in partnership with National University's Inspire program. This means you'll learn cutting-edge techniques for connecting with youth and helping them develop important life skills that will benefit them long after their sports season.

In addition, you'll receive a certificate of completion and access to the Coach-Mentor Training Resource Hub, which includes supplemental resources that work with the training module.

Perhaps most importantly, this training will teach you how to work effectively with youth in and from underserved communities and create a positive team culture that reflects the diversity of the youth you serve. This is critical when coaches work with young people of varying racial, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to improve your coaching and mentoring skills while positively impacting young people's lives. Register today for the U.S. Soccer Foundation's free virtual Coach-Mentor Training!