Recreational Coaches Meeting and Clinic

Coaches, we will again be holding the Coaches Clinic and Meeting at Locker Soccer.  Below are the dates and times for the meeting. 


We look forward to your attendance on Sunday, March 28. 


Where: Locker Soccer Academy in Gahanna, 277 W Johnstown Rd, 43230, Phone:  614-478-5522

When: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 U5 and U6 Coaches,  2:00 to 3:30 U7-U12 Coaches

Directions:  Locker Soccer Academy is located at 277 West Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna, Ohio.  The training center is located near the new Creekside Development in the heart of Gahanna.  

Directions from the North - Westerville:

Take 270 towards Easton/Airport. Take Exit 35B (Rt. 62 East) and go to first traffic light.  Turn RIGHT onto Stygler Road.  Stygler Road will dead end into West Johnstown Road.  Go LEFT onto West Johnstown and Academy is about 50 yards ahead on your RIGHT.  Take the drive all the way back and we the second facility.  

KidsSafe Paperwork Reminder

All COSA Coaches are required to register through the Ohio South Risk Management System, if not already. Please follow the link below.

Click Here to register today...

Coaches - Information You Need to Know

The links below are helpful to assist in your learning of the game and to educate your parents.


Youth Soccer in America - How Do We Measure Success?

Official FIFA Laws of the Game

Why Small-Sided Games?


Do you have questions about how to run your practices?   Please click on the link below to secure age specific lessons plans that will allow you to be successful with your kids. 


U.S. Soccer's Best Practices for Coaching Soccer and Lesson Plans


What do I need to run a practice? 


In general, you can manage most of your practices in a 20 x 30 space.  If possible, you will need to secure the following to make your training sessions successful.

  • 15 - 20 cones or disks (you can usually secure these pretty cheap at Play It Again Sports)
  • 8 scrimmage vests or bibs (two colors in sets of 4 preferred)
  • (Optional) Mini Goals.  COSA is sponsored by BOWNET and you can secure two durable goals that set-up easy. 
  • A watch so you can keep practices to 45 - 60 minutes.  No longer.
  • A parent volunteer to help you keep the kids organized
  • A smile, A smile, and A smile.  Have fun and help them learn the game.