Discount Coupons from Our Friends at Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods has generously supported BRYC Soccer with items for our training programs and a discount gift certificate for all our players and coaches. They also provide many of the prizes given out in the post-season Coach's Challenge.

Click on the Dick's "Special Soccer Offers" graphic to the right to find coupons for savings on your soccer supplies for this spring. The coupons are good through June 25, 2016.

Help thank Dick’s Sporting Goods for their support of recreational youth sports by forwarding this to your players and parents. The new store in Springfield Town Center is GREAT! Brand new and convenient to all of us!

Thanks so much to Dick's Sporting Goods for their on-going support!

VYSA Coaching Certification Courses Scheduled for Summer 2016
Mark Your Calendars!

BRYC requires that our coaches obtain VYSA Coach Certification appropriate for the age group they coach. To assist you, BRYC sponsors the VYSA license

Go to:  www.vysa.com/ Coaching Education/ Coaching Education Courses Scheduled

The courses on the VYSA site are in order (D, E, F...) and then by date. There is a "REGISTER NOW" link that you can click to sign up.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This year you need to enter a code to indicate you are a BRYC coach. Your registration fee will be billed to BRYC. I will be checking the list prior to the course date to confirm that all coaches who indicated they are BRYC coaches are registered as coaches for the spring season. All coaches should have received an email from me with the code. You can also email or call me, or your League Director to get the code.

If you have any questions, please contact Joan Smith at 703-475-6003.

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For 2016, the courses will be as follows:

US Soccer D License - Instructional Weekend
Registration Code for BRYC Coaches*:   8FSEZC

Course Start Date: 08/19/2016
Date and time of 1st session: 8/19 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Date and time of 2nd session: 8/20 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Date and time of 3rd session: 8/21 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location Name:   TBD  (Currently BRYC Clubhouse & Woodson, but field is subject to change)
Location City: Fairfax

 

US Soccer D License - Evaluation Weekend
Registration Code for BRYC Coaches*:   L4RJ3X

Course Start Date: 08/19/2016
Date and time of 1st session: 12/9 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Date and time of 2nd session: 12/10 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Date and time of 3rd session: 12/11 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location Name:   TBD  (Currently BRYC Clubhouse & Woodson, but field is subject to change)
Location City: Fairfax

 

US Soccer E License
Registration Code for BRYC Coaches*:    QZ7YC2

Course Start Date: 07/15/2016
Date and time of 1st session: 7/15 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Date and time of 2nd session: 7/16 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Date and time of 3rd session: 7/17 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location Name:   TBD  (Currently BRYC Clubhouse & Woodson, but field is subject to change)
Location City: Fairfax

 

VYSA F.U.N. Module (U8-U10)
Registration Code for BRYC Coaches*:    RFN32T

Course Start Date: 07/31/2016
Date and time of 1st session: 7/31 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location Name:   TBD  (Currently BRYC Clubhouse & Woodson, but field is subject to change)
Location City: Fairfax

 

VYSA F.U.N. Module (U6-U8)

Registration Code for BRYC Coaches*:    AT52M5

Course Start Date: 07/30/2016
Date and time of 1st session: 7/30 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location Name:   TBD  (Currently BRYC Clubhouse & Woodson, but field is subject to change)
Location City: Fairfax

 

*Coaches names will be confirmed against the Spring 2016 database.

Joan Smith... Training Director
Phone:    (540) 347-1350 (home)
              (703) 475-6003 (cell)
Email:     1candlechick@comcast.net

Hi BRYC Coaches! I'm Joan Smith, the Training Director for BRYC Recreational Soccer. The 2015-2016 season is my 5th year in this position (AMAZING!)

What I'd like you to know is I was in your shoes (or maybe... cleats?). James and I started coaching with nothing but good intentions... no soccer background, very limited soccer knowledge, VERY scared with 16 sets of expectant eyes looking to us for guidance and knowledge. I often wondered if we were crazy. What did WE have to offer? What we had, and what we still have, is a firm belief that soccer is good for our kids. It teaches life skills on so many levels, how to be a team player, how to get along with lots of different personalities, how to be open-minded and always willing to learn and to try, how to be selfless and most important that "winning" can be defined in many ways, it’s not just the score at the end of the game.

Did I say that soccer was good for our kids? I mean our coaches too, because soccer makes you use all these skills as a coach. The coach always sets the tone for team. Parents and players will all be looking to you and follow your lead through the toughest situations.

James and I have been coaching for 7 years. We’ve learned a lot... sometimes the hard way. My ongoing mission in the Training Director position is to make it easier for all of you, our coaches. I want you to know that you have resources, and where to find them. I want you to have the opportunity to interact with our other BRYC coaches and share best practices and thoughts. If you are a long-time coach, I'd like to pair you up with a newer coach so they have a go-to person for answers and for reassurance. I also want you to have access to professional training yourselves, so that you can grow as coaches... and that, in turn, will make BRYC grow as a club.

As James and I have progressed as coaches, we’ve tried many different things with the team through the seasons. Some worked, some didn’t. But we felt it was always important to try new things, because you never know what will be the thing that makes it "click" for the team. I tell you this so you won’t be surprised when you see new things. I'm always switching up our programs, trying new things for the kids and for the coaches just to see what "clicks".

We hope that you take advantage of the programs offered, and that you find them helpful. I LOVE BRYC! It's a great organization, and our volunteers are FABULOUS! I hope that you come to love all of it... the kids, the coaching, the club... as much as I do!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know what thoughts you have to share. I look forward to seeing you on the pitch!

Sincerely, Joan Smith