Here at Columbus Parks & Recreation Department, we take our responsibility to provide the participants (coaches, players, parents, referees/umpires, etc.) of our programs with a high caliber, high quality program, very seriously! We are always striving to improve our programs so that our community can continue to benefit from such a tremendous array of recreational sports opportunities. One of the reasons that we can maintain successful programs is by continuing to have the support of the individuals in our great community. Coaches, we cannot thank you enough for the time, energy and effort that you invest in our program and in your team! We only hope that you gain as much from your experience as a coach, as your players will gain by having you as a role model and mentor for the season!

As a volunteer in one of our most esteemed athletic activities, Youth Soccer, we want to help provide you with the tools you need to succeed as a coach. Below you will find some fantastic resources fit for new and experienced coaches alike. You will find resources for drills, gameplay strategy, resources to help develop yourself as a coach, and ways to help you build a cohesive team. By focusing on improving your players on the pitch, you will inadvertently be teaching them fantastic lessons for off the pitch as well. Again, we thank you for your time, and welcome any other resources you feel would benefit our coaching community.

Coaches Packet
Coaches Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
Columbus Youth Sports Code of Conduct
Coaches Manual
League No Header Policy
Photo Day Process
Current Season Key Dates
Current Season Key Information
All Teams/Divisions Picture Day Assignments
Current Season Soccer Schedules & Dick Wigh Field Assignments
Referee Evaluation
Player Evaluations (Not Available Online – Contact your Division Manager)
Team Rosters (Not Available Online – Contact your Division Manager)

Safety, Health & Wellness
FREE Concussion Training – Online Course through National Alliance for Youth Sports
IHSAA Concussion Guidelines (We follow these guidelines)
Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches
Concussion Action Plan for Coaches
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fact Sheet
Dehydration Tips from US Soccer Federation
IHSAA Heat Index Chart
FREE Bullying Prevention Training – Online Course through National Alliance for Youth Sports

Coaching Resources
A Basic Understanding of Soccer
Drills & Games for U5
Drills & Games for U6
Drills & Games for U8
Drills & Games for U10
Drills & Games for U14
Drills & Games for U18