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HYR Coach Resource Page

(Updated  January 13th, 2024)

Update for Coaches regarding Team Shirts:

We ordered 13 screen printed team shirts for each team in a variety of sizes with the assumption that that would fit most players.  When we have some players who do not fit the shirt sizes handed out, we ask that the coaches fill out this quick Google form below to tell us what replacement shirts you need.  We will place the order on Tuesdays of each week at Dirty Tease, so please fill out the form by Monday night, and we'll get it to them.  They were closed for a couple weeks, and Tuesday the 16th is their first day back.  We will see if they can accommodate our order by the January 20th games.  

Here is the Reorder Form

HYR Team Shirt Reorder Form for Coaches

 





Here is the set of instructions for how to use the Team Central Part of the Web site for contacting your teams:
Team Central Instructions


Blackout Dates:  We have 3 weeknights in January where the Highland Middle School Gym is in use for Highland Middle School games, and we will be unable to have practices at Highland Middle.  On those days, we will  reschedule or relocate practices.  Stay tuned for details.  

PRACTICE AND GAME LOCATIONS

Highland Middle School
1700 Norris Place - Louisville, KY
At Highland, there is a large gym and a small gym.  We can play 2 simultaneous games in the large gym by playing in the smaller (sideways) dimension.   We brought in rollaway basketball goals for the basketball divisions with players under 10 years old and we will bring in futsal fold-up goals for futsal games.   

Map of Highland Middle School Directly Below
hyr_hms_winter_map_and_layout.pdf

St. Paul United Methodist Church - 2000 Douglass Blvd
Dougass Boulevard Christian Church - 2005 Douglass Blvd

hyr_saint_paul_and_dbcc_map_and_court_layout.pdf

At St. Paul, there is a double gym that can house 4 practices or 2 games.  The basketball goals can raise and lower to accommodate the different heights for different divisions:
At Douglass Blvd Christian Church, there is only 1 gym that can house 2 practices or 1 game at a time.  The basketball goasl are fixed at 10'. 
hyr_dbcc_map.pdf

Here are the latest versions of the Basketball and Futsal Rules

hyr_basketball_rules_v3.pdf


The Referees will be carrying a rule card with the following rules:

hyr basketball rules for web 2024-january.pdf

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hyr_futsal_rules_v3.pdf

The Referees will be carrying a rule card with the following rules:

hyr futsal rules for web 2024-january.pdf


For video instructions on how to set up and take down the Bownet futsal goals, watch this video. 
Futsal Goal Setup Video

For some basketball practice drills, please click below.  Coach Carter Wright found these and recommended them. 
Basketball Drills

For some futsal drills, start with the HYR coach manual developed for soccer, and I will see if I can find one specific for futsal soon:
HYR Soccer Coach Manual


VIDEO ABOUT HYR DIVISIONS AND COACHING

To, to see a video describing what each HYR division is like plus what it takes to coach, please click below:
HYR Basketball and Futsal Division Descriptions and Coach Needs



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Please Help us with Feedback on our Referees

We have been stressing the important parts of the game to our referees, but we would like feedback on how they are doing.  Please take 2 minutes and give us feedback on if their calls are clear, if the whistles are loud enough, etc.  We will synthesize the data and relay the positive  feedback to them and make constructive criticisms to help improve them for future games.  They will not read what you write directly, so please be frank.  The form is below:
HYR Referee Survey

Team Shirt Reorders
If you have players who did not receive a team shirt that fit them, please fill out the form below, and we will reorder shirts.  The original shirts are screen printed on athletic wicking fabric.  Because of the smaller number of reorders, we  have them made by Dirty Tease.  The shirts are typically cotton, and since they use a different brand, the color on the reorders is close to the team color, but not always exact.  The sooner we get the form filled out by coaches, the sooner the orders come back.  
HYR Team Shirt Reorder Form for Coaches

TRAVELING FOR FALL BREAK?
The JCPS Fall Break that goes from October 2nd through October 6th, and some players and coaches will travel during that period.  HYR has scheduled games for Saturday, September 30th, and the following weekend, games are on Sunday, October 8th.  If you will be unavailable to coach on one of those games or the practice during the week that week, please communicate with assistant coaches and parents to see who could cover those events.  Thanks!
HYR Coach Fall Break Travel Survey

HYR Storage Pod at Atherton

Patrick is not at the field on most practice nights, but if you need to retrieve any baseball supplies during the weeks we are at Atherton,
the instructions on how to get into the HYR storage pod are linked below. 
hyr storage container at atherton.pdf

HYR Staff

HYR has a League Director and two college student league associates for the Fall of 2023: Genevieve Holtsclaw and Nikolas Novak.    We will be available to help locate equipment, help players find their game times and coaches, and assist with unusual league situations.  To see our staff, click below:

hyr league associates fall 2023.pdf



Here is the set of instructions for how to use the Team Central Part of the Web site for contacting your teams:

Team Central Instructions


For new HYR coaches, please be aware of the HYR recreational league philosophy which includes the following highlights: HYR is player centered with a focus on individual improvement for every player and a strong emphasis on sportsmanship.  HYR does not officially keep score (although most kids know the score.)  Our philosophy is for all players to receive equal playing time and play as many positions as possible.  

HYR Soccer Practices begin the week of September 11th.  There is one practice per week and one game per week for 7 weeks.  The season will run from Saturday, September 16th through the last weekend in October.  All games are scheduled for Saturdays except one game on Sunday, October 8th.  

This fall, I will be working with two college students as League Associates: Genevieve Holtsclaw and Nikolas Novak.  Between the three of us, we will be working on the onboarding of coaches and making sure they get what they need for a successful season.



See the New HYR Coach Hats!
Click below for a look at the hats:
hyr coach hats.pdf





If we get practices rained out, we have some availability to reschedule.  In general, Mondays are light, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights are slammed.    There is only one practice scheduled on Fridays, so that is always an option.  Check details with me if you want a reschedule so I can minimize conflicts.  

For practices and drills, the previous directors developed the HYR coach manual developed for soccer.  We have printed copies we can hand out at the coach clinic, but you can also find it online here from your phone at any time:
HYR Soccer Coach Manual

Coaching philosophy differs from league to league and from person to person.  At HYR, we love the idea of coaching ON the sidelines more than coaching FROM the sidelines.   To clarify that statement, we hope that the players get as much guidance from the coaches at practice and pre-game as they can absorb (in a team dynamic as well as one-on-one.)  When the player steps on the field, they have all they need to play the game, try their hardest, make appropriate strategy choices, make mistakes, have success, and to fail with as little specific vocal  input from coaches and parents as possible.   When the child is on the field in real-time, the conflict between what their instinct tells them and what is being directed at them vocally can be confusing and stressful.  Within reason, we encourage coaches and parents to let the kids make choices on the field, and when they return to the sidelines, give them feedback and guidance on their successes as well as opportunities for better future play in a relaxed and caring manner.  Coach before they step on the pitch, let them play, then when they return to the sidelines, coach again.   They WANT to please you and do well, but they NEED to self-direct, succeed, and fall down to grow.

To keep a common set of expectations between HYR coaches and referees, we will be asking referees to carry rule cards, and the coaches have access to the same card they can either print or have access via their phone. 

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 2
HYR Soccer D2 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 3
HYR Soccer D3 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 4
HYR Soccer D4 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 5
HYR Soccer D5 Rule Card

Here is a video that explains the Offsides rule:
Video Explaining Offsides

 

DRAFT LANGUAGE FOR INAPPROPRIATE FIELD BEHAVIOR

The hierarchy for addressing player behaviors on the field or court is:

  1. The referee uses the whistle to address rule infractions and award the ball to the opposing team during infractions. 

  2. The referee should not touch the players other than to redirect a player toward the game play. 

  3. If the referee cannot control a player’s behavior through the call on the field, the referee can ask the coach to address the player’s behavior. 

  4. The coach should not touch the players other than to redirect a player toward the game play or offer assistance in the case of an injury. 

  5. The coach may decide to have the player sit out of parts of a game if the player’s conduct is considered detrimental to the team, the opposing team, or the sportsmanship of the league. 

  6. If the coach is unable to change the player’s behavior, the coach may ask the parent or guardian to control the behavior of the player.  



The hierarchy for addressing player behaviors on the opposing team:

  1. During a break in the action, the coach addresses the coach of the opposing player to discuss the behavior and what is appropriate fair play.  

  2. Both coaches discuss player conduct with the referees and with the players if necessary. 

  3. Referee addresses the player with appropriate calls on the field

  4. All actions should be with the intent of preventing  inappropriate behavior that could lead to injury of any players or unsportsmanlike behavior

  5. All coach disagreements should be conducted discretely out of public view and handled in conversational tone to best model conflict resolution for the HYR players. 




During the soccer season, we begin informing on and enforcing the Offsides Rule during week 2.  
Here is a video that explains the Offsides rule:
Video Explaining Offsides









Below this line is from former seasons
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The HYR Fall Coach Clinic will be at HCM on Saturday, September 9th from 9 AM - 10:30 AM at the Highlands Community Campus at the corner of Breckinridge and Barrett.  We will provide a breakfast and coffee and go over coaching strategies and league expectations. 

hcc map for hyr.pdf












Below this line is from Baseball Season
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Practices this week will be at Highland Middle School. 

Beginning Saturday, June 3rd, we will have games at George Rogers Clark Park.  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Practices will also be at George Rogers Clark Park.  Tuesday Practices will be at Joe Creason Park.  I will post the new maps on the web site on Thursday night, but I don't want to post them prematurely and have people go to the wrong location.  Please communicate clearly with your team that PRACTICES ARE AT  HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL THIS WEEK. 

June is travel season.  HYR Baseball experiences attendance dips in June based on many players traveling and also coaches ttraveling.  We have linked a survey below for coaches to indicate if they will be missing any games or practices in June and if they have other coaches or parents covering for them.  Please check you calendar, then take a couple minutes to fill out the survey.   Thanks. 

Baseball Coach Missing Practice or Game Survey

Coach Hats on Order 
HYR Coach hats should be arriving this week.  If you are a coach wearing one of the hats delivered week two, when the coach hats arrive, please give your current HYR hat to a player and try one of the new HYR Coach Hats,  Click below for a look at the hats:
hyr coach hats.pdf

Here is the set of instructions for how to use the Team Central Part of the Web site for contacting your teams:
Team Central Instructions
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HYR Storage Pod at Atherton

Patrick is not at the field on most practice nights, but if you need to retrieve any baseball supplies during the weeks we are at Atherton,
the instructions on how to get into the HYR storage pod are linked below. 
hyr storage container at atherton.pdf



At baseball practices, it is best to have an all-hands-on-deck approach with parent running "stations" for hitting, throwing catching, etc.  

Here is a link to some T-Ball and baseball practice drills

PRACTICE_DRILLS

THE RULES:  These rules will be a good place to start, but they are a little outdated in places.  We will update them as the season progresses. 

Division 1 T-Ball (Age 5-6) Rules
D1 Rules

Division 2 Baseball (Age 6-7) Rules
D2 Rules

Division 3 Baseball (Age 8-10) Rules
D3 Rules

Division 4 Baseball (Age 11-14) Rules
D4 Rules
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Rescheduled games for April 23rd:   When we had the day canceled due to field conditions on March 25th, the games were rescheduled for April 23rd.  Here is the schedule for the remainder of the season:
2023 spring soccer schedule - final 2 weeks.pdf

We have created a Google Form for coaches to let us know if they will be available for the April 23rd rescheduled games.  If you are unavailable at the rescheduled time, please poll your associated assistant coaches/consistent parents to see if they are available to fill in.  Please report back your status to us on the form linked below.  Thanks so much:
Coach April 23 2023 Availability


HYR Storage Pod at Atherton

Patrick is not at the field on most practice nights, but if you need to retrieve any goals, first aid kits or other supplies, the instructions on how to get into the HYR storage pod are linked below. 
hyr storage container at atherton.pdf




Here is a video that explains the Offsides rule:
Video Explaining Offsides



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Team Shirt Reorder Form
s are handed out at the first practice.  If you have any players who require a different size than was provided in teh bag, please enter that information on the form below.  Thanks

HYR Team Shirt Reorder Form for Coaches

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If we get practices rained out, we have some availability to reschedule.  In general, Mondays are light, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights are slammed.    There is only one practice scheduled on Fridays, so that is always an option.  Check details with me if you want a reschedule so I can minimize conflicts.  

For practices and drills, the previous directors developed the HYR coach manual developed for soccer.  We have printed copies we can hand out at the coach clinic, but you can also find it online here from your phone at any time:
HYR Soccer Coach Manual

Coaching philosophy differs from league to league and from person to person.  At HYR, we love the idea of coaching ON the sidelines more than coaching FROM the sidelines.   To clarify that statement, we hope that the players get as much guidance from the coaches at practice and pre-game as they can absorb (in a team dynamic as well as one-on-one.)  When the player steps on the field, they have all they need to play the game, try their hardest, make appropriate strategy choices, make mistakes, have success, and to fail with as little specific vocal  input from coaches and parents as possible.   When the child is on the field in real-time, the conflict between what their instinct tells them and what is being directed at them vocally can be confusing and stressful.  Within reason, we encourage coaches and parents to let the kids make choices on the field, and when they return to the sidelines, give them feedback and guidance on their successes as well as opportunities for better future play in a relaxed and caring manner.  Coach before they step on the pitch, let them play, then when they return to the sidelines, coach again.   They WANT to please you and do well, but they NEED to self-direct, succeed, and fall down to grow.

To keep a common set of expectations between HYR coaches and referees, we will be asking referees to carry rule cards, and the coaches have access to the same card they can either print or have access via their phone. 

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 2
HYR Soccer D2 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 3
HYR Soccer D3 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 4
HYR Soccer D4 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 5
HYR Soccer D5 Rule Card

Here is a video that explains the Offsides rule:
Video Explaining Offsides

 

DRAFT LANGUAGE FOR INAPPROPRIATE FIELD BEHAVIOR

The hierarchy for addressing player behaviors on the field or court is:

  1. The referee uses the whistle to address rule infractions and award the ball to the opposing team during infractions. 

  2. The referee should not touch the players other than to redirect a player toward the game play. 

  3. If the referee cannot control a player’s behavior through the call on the field, the referee can ask the coach to address the player’s behavior. 

  4. The coach should not touch the players other than to redirect a player toward the game play or offer assistance in the case of an injury. 

  5. The coach may decide to have the player sit out of parts of a game if the player’s conduct is considered detrimental to the team, the opposing team, or the sportsmanship of the league. 

  6. If the coach is unable to change the player’s behavior, the coach may ask the parent or guardian to control the behavior of the player.  



The hierarchy for addressing player behaviors on the opposing team:

  1. During a break in the action, the coach addresses the coach of the opposing player to discuss the behavior and what is appropriate fair play.  

  2. Both coaches discuss player conduct with the referees and with the players if necessary. 

  3. Referee addresses the player with appropriate calls on the field

  4. All actions should be with the intent of preventing  inappropriate behavior that could lead to injury of any players or unsportsmanlike behavior





Below this line is from previous Seasons
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HYR Team shirts are in the coach bags that were handed out at the coach clinic.  For any team who did not have a coach at the coach clinic, we have brought the bags to the field.  Those coach bags will be at a coach table up front as you enter HYR.  There will be a table with coach hats and coach shirts that you can pick up as well. 

When you hand out the team shirts, please note that there are different sizes in the bag.  Please have a parent sort the shirts and count how many of each size are present.  Then line up the players from smallest to largest and hand out the shirts.  Please use the form below to report if there are kids who do not fit one of the shirts provided. 














Here is the form for coaches to reorder team shirts
Shirt Reorder Form

Here is the set of instructions for how to use the Team Central Part of the Web site for contacting your teams:
Team Central Instructions





Blackout Dates:  We have 5 weeknights in January where the Highland Middle School Gym is in use for Highland Middle School games, and we will be unable to have practices at Highland Middle.  On those days, we will do our best to reschedule or relocate practices, but gym space is very hard to come by.  Stay tuned for details.  



At Highland Middle School, there is a large gym and a small gym.  We can play 2 simultaneous games in the large gym by playing in the smaller (sideways) dimension.   At Highland Middle School, we will have the extra challenge that the gym is connected to the school, and bathrooms are in the school hallways.  We will need to establish volunteers to make sure kids do not go past the areas we are allowed to be in.  More on this as it develops. 
Map of Highland Middle School Directly Below
hyr_hms_winter_map_and_layout.pdf

At Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, there is only 1 gym. 
Map of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church Directly Below:
hyr_dbcc_map.pdf

All the basketball goals at both facilities are fixed at 10'.  We brought in rollaway basketball goals for the basketball divisions with players under 10 years old and we will bring in futsal fold-up goals for futsal games.   

Here are the latest versions of the Futsal and Basketball Rules

hyr_futsal_rules_v3.pdf

hyr_basketball_rules_v3.pdf

For video instructions on how to set up and take down the Bownet futsal goals, watch this video. 
Futsal Goal Setup Video

For some basketball practice drills, please click below.  Coach Carter Wright found these and recommended them. 
Basketball Drills

For some futsal drills, start with the HYR coach manual developed for soccer, and I will see if I can find one specific for futsal soon:
HYR Soccer Coach Manual


VIDEO ABOUT HYR DIVISIONS AND COACHING

To, to see a video describing what each HYR division is like plus what it takes to coach, please click below:
HYR Basketball and Futsal Division Descriptions and Coach Needs


Team Shirt Themes

The theme for the team names and shirts this season will be Kentucky Critters.  All of the team names will be named after fish, reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater mussels found in Kentucly Streams and the birds that eat them (waterfowl and raptors).  Whether your player is a Copperhead, a Paddlefish, a Kestral, or a Hellbender, rest assured that they will be representing the wild diversity of Kentucky Critters in and around the water.  Check out the designs below, and if you want to claim one of the names, fill out the 1 minute survey below that. 

2023 hyr basketball t-shirt designs and colors.pdf

2023 hyr futsal t-shirt designs and colors.pdf

2023 hyr winter coach and referee t-shirt designs and colors.pdf


































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Coach Shirts

We have a new design for a coach shirt for the fall of 2022 that is tied to the "Arsty" theme, but  if you have an old coach shirt you like, you can wear that.  If you dig the new design, please pick one up at the field. 





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(BELOW THIS LINE IS FROM BEFORE THIS SEASON

There will be a coach clinic on Saturday, September 10th from 9 AM - 10:30 AM  at the Highlands Community Ministries Headquarters.  The address is 1228 East Breckinridge Street, but please see the attached map for where to park, which is south of the building off Barrett Avenue. 

hcc map for hyr.pdf

The coach clinic will feature a light breakfast, instructions for new coaches, and the latest updates re: rules, etc.   Coaches also pick up their team shirts and bag of equipment at the clinic.  The bag of equipment contains a number of soccer balls, cones, and pinnies.  For head coaches and assistant coaches who have not yet met, then this is an opportunity to meet before the first practice.   For anyone who can not attend, we will have your equipment taken to Atherton for the first practice. 

If the weather forecast appears favorable for meeting outside, we may do part of the clinic outside, but we have the option of the big inside gym meeting space.  Breakfast will be coffee, tea, and some individually wrapped pastries and breakfast items.   I have pre-paid for the big coffee container to be picked up between 8:30 and 9:00 AM Saturday, and I would like someone to contact me about picking it up from the Heine Brothers at Longest Avenue.  I will be at HCM setting up for the event, so I will need someone to bring the bubbling crude.  (Contact Patrick at: [email protected])

Schedule for HYR Coach Clinic 9/10/2021
8:00 Referees Set up for Coach Clinic and go over rules
9:00 Coaches arrive, meet and greet, etc. 
9:15 Patrick covers coaching instructions and policies, etc.
10:15 Coaches pick up equipment, coach shirts, etc. 
10:30 Coaches Depart
10:45 Referees clean up and prep for Referee Training
11:00 Referee Training and Parent Player Academy First Meeting
11:45 Clean Up
12:00 All Depart



Related to a discussion of realigning older HYR Divisions to have narrower age ranges, :
In the spring of 2022, HYR is considering having: Division 5 (age 10-11), Division 6 (age 12-13), and Division 7 (age 14-16).     
The system for many years has been Division 5 (age 10-12), Division 6 (age 13-16).                                                                                                           
We have a 2-question survey directly below to get peoples' opinion on this issue.  Please let us know your thoughts.  

Spring 2022 HYR Division Breakdown Survey

Map of Highland Middle School Directly Below
hyr_hms_winter_map_and_layout.pdf

At Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, there is only 1 gym. 
Map of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church Directly Below:
hyr_dbcc_map.pdf

There are 3 more Highland Middle School basketball games on the schedule that will prevent us from practicing at Highland Middle School on three dates: Tuesday January 18th, Wednesday, January 19th, and Monday January 24th.  We will make arrangements for coaches of teams practicing on those nights to reschedule at a different time of the week, perhaps combining a practice with another team.

I will make contact with the coaches on Sunday the 16th to set up the resceduling  options. 

We have 48 teams to be exact, and we have over 80 coaches.   

Here is the set of instructions for how to use the Team Central Part of the Web site:
Team Central Instructions



At Highland Middle School, there is a large gym and a small gym.  We can play 2 simultaneous games in the large gym by playing in the smaller (sideways) dimension.   At Highland Middle School, we will have the extra challenge that the gym is connected to the school, and bathrooms are in the school hallways.  We will need to establish volunteers to make sure kids do not go past the areas we are allowed to be in.  More on this as it develops. 

All the basketball goals at both facilities are fixed at 10'.  We  brought in rollaway basketball goals for the basketball divisions with players under 10 years old and we will bring in futsal fold-up goals for futsal games.   After each practice night and each game day, we will lock the goals in the corner.  (This gyms are  used for a variety of middle school PE classes, athletic competitions, contra dancing, etc. and we need to leave each facility it as we found it each time.)

Map of Highland Middle School Directly Below
hyr_hms_winter_map_and_layout.pdf

At Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, there is only 1 gym. 
Map of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church Directly Below:
hyr_dbcc_map.pdf

  • Each team will have 1 practice and 1 game per week for 7 weeks
  • Practices will either be at 5:30 PM or 6:30 PM on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
  • Practices start the week of January 10th
  • Opening Day is January 15th
  • Practices and games will be at Highland Middle School or Douglass Boulevard Christian Church
  • Games will be Saturdays between 9 AM and 3 PM
  • There will be a gym day on Saturday, December 18th from 9 AM - Noon


Basketball:  The team names this year will be Sandwiches.  (You know, BLT, French Dip, Mufuletta, etc.)
 To see the shirt designs, click the link below:
2022 hyr basketball t-shirt designs and shirt colors.pdf

Futsall:  The team names this year will be Objects of indeterminate function.  (You know,Widgets, Gizmos, Doohickeys, etc.) 
To see the shirt designs, click the link below:
2022 hyr futsal t-shirt designs and shirt colors.pdf

Here is the set of instructions for how to use the Team Central Part of the Web site:
Team Central Instructions


Here are the latest versions of the Futsal and Basketball Rules

hyr_futsal_rules_v3.pdf

hyr_basketball_rules_v3.pdf











(BELOW THE LINE IS FROM 2021 FALL SOCCER)
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Updated 9/17/2021
Welcome to opening day for the fall 2021 season!  I will be at the field all day, and am happy to resolve any problems that arise.  Please save my number in your phone.  I don't always hear it on game days, but I'll be the guy walking around looking like me. 

Some of the teams do not have enough shirts.  It is a bigger problem in some divisions than others due to a lot of late additions to the league.    To make sure we just place one large re-order, I have created a quick form for you to enter the right info for your team on what they need. 
I will be asking the parents who were shorted a shirt to have their player wear a shirt of their own as close to the team colors as possible. The team colors can be seen below:
2021 fall hyr team shirt pics v2.pdf

The form for you the coach to fill out AFTER Saturday's game is below. 
2021 Team Shirt Reorder Form

For practices and drills, the previous directors developed the HYR coach manual developed for soccer:
HYR Soccer Coach Manual


To keep a common set of expectations between HYR coaches and referees, we will be asking referees to carrd rule cards, and the coaches have access to the same card they can either print or have access via their phone. 

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 2
HYR Soccer D2 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 3
HYR Soccer D3 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 4
HYR Soccer D4 Rule Card

Here is the HYR Rule Card for Soccer Division 5
HYR Soccer D5 Rule Card




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(FROM BEFORE THE COACH CLINIC)
Hello and welcome HYR coaches.  This page should serve as a resource to the tools you can use for a successful season. 

There will be a coach clinic on Saturday, September 11th from 9 AM - 10:30 AM  at Highlands Community Ministries.  The address is 1228 East Breckinridge Street, but please see the attached map for where to park, which is south of the building off Barrett Avenue. 
hcc map for hyr coach clinic.pdf

The coach clinic will feature a light breakfast, instructions for new coaches, and the latest updates re: rules, etc.   Coaches also pick up their team shirts and bag of equipment at the clinic.  The bag of equipment contains a number of soccer balls, cones, and pinnies.  For head coaches and assistant coaches who have not yet met, then this is an opportunity to meet before the first practice.   For anyone who can not attend, we will have your equipment taken to Atherton for the first practice. 

The long-range weather forecast appears very favorable for meeting outside, so let's hope that continues.  Breakfast will be coffee, tea, and some individually wrapped pastries and breakfast items to avoid serving large trays of food during the pandemic.  I have pre-paid for the big coffee container to be picked up between 8:30 and 9:00 AM Saturday, and I would like someone to contact me about picking it up from the Heine Brothers Douglass Loop.  I will be at HCM setting up for the event, so I will need someone to bring the bubbling crude.  (Contact Patrick at: [email protected])

Schedule for HYR Coach Clinic 9/11/2021
8:00 Referees Set up for Coach Clinic and go over rules
9:00 Coaches arrive, meet and greet, etc. 
9:15 Patrick covers coaching instructions and policies, etc.
10:15 Coaches pick up equipment, coach shirts, etc. 
10:30 Coaches Depart
10:45 Referees clean up and prep for Parent Player Orientation and Referee Training
11:00 Parent Player Orientation
11:00 Referee Training
11:45 Clean Up
12:00 All Depart



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HYR relies on volunteer coaches to run practices and  manage games during the season.  The overwhelming majority of HYR coaches are parents of players on the team.  

A head coach manages the practices and has a game plan for what drill to be run at the practice.   A head coach manages the games by having a plan for assigning players to positions and managing substitutions so that each player plays roughly an equal amount of time.  If a head coach is unavailable for a practice or game, the coach will make sure to have someone on the team to pass the equipment to who will assume the responsibility for the practice or game.  Ideally, a head coach will not miss more than 2 games per season. 

An assistant coach supports the head coach with running practices and managing games.  When the head coach is unavailable, the assistant coach will assume the responsibility for the practices and games.  If neither the head coach nor the assistant coach is available, the  remaining parents on the team manage the practices and games.    Ideally, an assistant coach will not miss more than 2 games per season. 

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FOR BASKETBALL AND FUTSAL SEASON

This Page give some coach resources for the 2020 Futsal/Basketball Season. 
First, at St. Paul, there is a closet with all of the equipment in it.  This guide will let coaches know what goes where.  All of the combination locks in the equipment closet are set to "PLAY".  

st_paul_futsal_basketball_closet.pdf

For video instructions on how to set up and take down the Bownet futsal goals, watch this video. 
Futsal Goal Setup Video

For some basketball practice drills, please click below.  Coach Carter Wright found these and recommended them. 
Basketball Drills

For some futsal drills, start with the HYR coach manual developed for soccer, and I will see if I can find one specific for futsal soon:
HYR Soccer Coach Manual





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(FROM BASKETBALL AND FUTSAL SEASON

This Page give some coach resources for the 2019 Futsal/Basketball Season. 
First, at St. Paul, there is a closet with all of the equipment in it.  This guide will let coaches know what goes where.  All of the combination locks in the equipment closet are set to "HYR01".  

st_paul_futsal_basketball_closet.pdf

For video instructions on how to set up and take down the Bownet futsal goals, watch this video. 
Futsal Goal Setup Video

For some basketball practice drills, please click below.  Coach Carter Wright found these and recommended them. 
Basketball Drills

For some futsal drills, start with the HYR coach manual developed for soccer, and I will see if I can find one specific for futsal soon:
HYR Soccer Coach Manual



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