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HYR Coach Resource Page

(Updated  September 7, 2022)

Hello and welcome HYR coaches.  This page should serve as a resource to some of the tools you can use for a successful season. 

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 atherton storage pod.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.  

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


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. 

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

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



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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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Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Phone : 502-671-9701
Email : [email protected]
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