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Welcome to Ringgold Youth Soccer


Hello Coaches,

Welcome Ringgold Area Youth Soccer Association (RAYSA)! First, we want to thank you for volunteering to coach our young athletes. As a club we rely on our parent volunteers to help ensure our athletes are provided the proper training and experience to enjoy the game of soccer. We also understand that not everyone who volunteers their time played soccer and this maybe your first experience with the sport. In order to help, we have put together this packet that shows you how to set up and run your practice in the most age appropriate way.

At RAYSA we focus on the four pillars, as defined by US Youth Soccer: technical, tactical, physical, and mental, as well as the development of the cognitive, psychomotor, and psychosocial domains. What this means is that we have a long-term guide to player development that should effectively translate beyond their playing days.

This packet is not meant to be a strict plan for your season, rather a guide or helpful resource. Inside you will find not only information to guide your practices, but to help you understand our goals as an organization. If you have any questions or need further help, please reach out to a board member or the Director of Coaching.

Again, thank you for your time,


Coaches Cheat Sheet to Becoming a Coach

RAYSA Coaches Handbook 1.pdf

RAYSA Official Playing Rules update - google docs.pdf

RAYSA Zero Tolerance Policy.pdf

Procedures for Dealing with Violations of RAYSA Codes of Conduct.pdf

Act 153 Volunteer Affidavit.pdf - printable version


Want to know what we look for in the development of a soccer player?

What skills and drills should you be coaching in team practices each regular season?

The RAYSA Board expects players across all age groups to be taught these core abilities and progress from the start of the season to the end of the season. These are the same skills our evaluators assess with every eligible player during the annual player evaluations each May.

RAYSA player evaluation criteria - core skills

*also review great ideas found in the Coaches Handbook found here in the Coaches Corner of the RAYSA website

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