Coaching Opportunities & Requirements
We encourage both adults and teenagers to become volunteer soccer coaches. You will learn to love the game at a much deeper level and find great satisfaction in the tangible improvement of the players you coach. Lawrence Hamnett will provide you with online resources, hands-on clinics, coaches meetings, licensing reimbursement, and the other tools you need to succeed. Each team is typically assigned at least two coaches.
Lawrence Hamnett provides two types of volunteer coaching opportunities:
A. Volunteer Recreation Coaches
Assigned to a team that plays in Lawrence Hamnett's "in-house" recreational program. Players are 5 to 14 years old. The main requirement is a willingness to motivate and availability on Saturday mornings and early afternoons in September through early November in fall or early April through early June in the spring. Coaches can split their time if necessary.
B. Volunteer Travel Coaches
Assigned as Volunteer Assistant coach to a team that plays in sanction NJ Youth Soccer/USYS league. Players are 7 to 19 years old. Requires certified coaching education (9 hours initially), and ideally a multi-year commitment to develop the potential of a select group of players. Practices are twice per week and a game each weekend in the fall and spring. All training for the team is provided at least weekly by a Red Bulls Trainer whose lesson plans you can adapt throughout the season.