You Signed Up to Coach Soccer…Now What?

Leading Soccer Uniform supplier,, has partnered with online experts to provide free information to youth soccer coaches. Partnership fulfills need to educate coaches with surge in interest from World Cup.
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July 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Come Labor Day, young soccer players across the United States will waltz onto the field for soccer season trying to emulate their US National Team Stars like Landon Donovan and Abby Wambach. Right behind these 14 million players will be their coaches, many of them volunteer moms and dads taking on the challenge of developing these individuals into successful teams.

With limited resources, the community-based and mostly volunteer soccer clubs, often never get to educate their coaches due to time and expense. As a result, these new coaches step into the fire without training to create the best experiences for their players thinking, “I signed up to coach soccer…now what?” Soccer Classroom answers those questions for coaches.

Volunteer Luke Burtell, a soccer coach from Delaware explains, “I signed up to coach, but I had no idea what I was in for. My club did what they could, but I still needed more. I turned to the internet for more coaching information. I found Soccer Classroom and love the perspective they provide to coaches!”

Totally Soccer’s owner, Jerry Macnamara has been involved with the grass roots of the game for over twenty years. “What we hear from Luke is typical. Even within my home club, we could always do better with coaching education. I partnered to create Soccer Classroom as my gift back to the soccer community. I want to help our volunteers create the best experiences possible for our players.”

Soccer Classroom provides free coaching information that helps parents create a successful season. While the site has plenty of tips on running a successful soccer practice and the soccer skills and drills coaches can run, it also incorporates “the non-soccer” side of coaching. The site covers best practices in managing your team, understanding age appropriate training and developing an overall positive experience for the players. The site also offers a free coaching book and a weekly newsletter.

Mark Thompson, a four year letter winner for soccer at Shippensburg University, is a writer for Soccer Classroom. “The aspect I love about Soccer Classroom is giving back to the community. I can share my positive perspective on the game and help coaches across the country. With 6,000+ Facebook fans and tens of thousands of monthly visitors, we’re helping a lot of players.”

Is it working?

“The traffic levels are pretty amazing. Right in the middle of July, during the Women’s World Cup, we burned out a server due to high traffic loads and had to completely move environments. Traffic had doubled,” Macnamara continued. “But, we remain committed. Our goal with Soccer Classroom is simple: Provide all the answers to get the season started off right. The kids deserve it. And our coaches need it.”

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Founded in 2002, outfits teams and clubs with soccer jerseys and uniforms for kids and adults. The mission is simple: to make buying soccer gear easier, cheaper and faster for volunteer soccer buyers. Teams can design custom soccer uniforms with custom colors as well as logos, names and numbers. All soccer uniforms are guaranteed by game day.

For soccer uniforms, please visit:

Soccer Classroom is dedicated to helping volunteer soccer coaching find fun, inspiring and positive ways to develop youth soccer players. By using a "player-first" mentality, Soccer Classroom helps coaches see the big picture of player development, which leads to long-term success on the field.

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