The purpose of the EGSC Coaches Program is to help educate and develop coaches at the recreational and travel soccer levels. All of our coaches are volunteers. While some of them have either played or coached soccer in the past, for many, this is their first introduction to soccer. The EGSC not only promotes the education and development of players and referees, but also coaches. Therefore, we encourage coaches to learn alongside the younger players by getting involved.
To become a coach at the recreational soccer level, please check the appropriate box on each season’s registration form. If you do not have a child or relative playing that season, please contact the Vice President to express your interest in coaching for the upcoming season. Coaching for the recreational soccer program includes a practice once or twice per week, based on the coach’s discretion and schedule. Coaching responsibilities also include a weekly game, which is played in Elk Grove Village on Saturdays.
To become a travel soccer coach, please contact either the Boys or Girls Director of Travel to indicate your interest in coaching. For the travel level only, EGSC requires our coaches to have at least an ‘E’ certification. Further information about certifications, including the schedule of clinics can be obtained through the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) under the Coaches Education tab. Coaching for the travel program includes practices twice per week, based on the coach’s discretion and schedule. Coaching responsibilities usually also include a weekly Sunday league game, which is played within the Chicagoland area, and any other tournaments that the team chooses to become a participant.
The majority of our travel teams also hire a trainer as a technical advisor that run practices and recommend game-day strategies. Unless an agreement is set with the trainer, these types of arrangements usually have the coach running the game-day operations. EGSC strongly encourages all travel teams to consider hiring a trainer. Upon request to either the Boys or Girls Director of Travel, approved trainers to meet your team’s needs can be provided.
We thank you for your interest in joining the Elk Grove Village Soccer Club Coaches Program and look forward to working with you!