Creating Leaders

A large part of our mission and vision as a club is to develop leaders on and off the field. We work to shape players into confident and supportive teammates, and we teach the skills they need in order to lead others on their team, in their communities and elsewhere. EBUSC provides our players with the opportunities to evolve as leaders within the club as well as outside of the club.

Register 2017 Summer Camp CIT (Coaches in Training)

Coaches in Training (CIT)

EBUSC’s mission is to be the premier club for player and coach development. As part of this goal, the club offers its Coaches in Training (CIT) program to develop young promising players as coaches and leaders. The program, designed for boys and girls U14 and older (but U13 players will be considered), introduces these players to player management, strategies and tactical concepts.

To complete their CIT training (and become eligible to become a Jr. Coach), we traditionally offer an NSCAA Level II coach’s certification class in the Winter (we may substitute this with the USSF F license on line this year). Once eligible and certified, a former CIT can volunteer as a Jr. Coach during Bay Oaks summer camps. Experienced Jr. Coaches may also be invited to become assistant coaches of a younger team during a regular season and/or work programs.

“The EBUSC CIT and Jr. Coach Programs are a hallmark of our club’s unique focus on developing players and coaches as leaders,” said Glenn Van Straatum, Director of Coaching for EBUSC. “The skills developed in these programs extend far beyond the field as our players go on to become leaders in their communities.”

As of 2016, these unique programs have developed 13 Coaches in Training and 17 Jr. Coaches. Cecilia Sifuentes, a Bay Oaks alum and captain, who now plays for Sonoma State University gained invaluable experience by participating in the CIT Jr. Coach program. “The CIT and Jr. Coach Program taught me that every player works differently and that you have to adapt in working with the different attitudes players have. In the end your goal as a captain or leader is to get everyone on the same page,” said Cecilia.

Register 2017 Summer Camp CIT (Coaches in Training)

Please see the nuts & bolts below the pictures. Any questions, please contact Program Coordinator at citprogram@eastbayunitedsoccer.org.

CIT graduate Jr. Coaches wishing to work (community service hours available) contact citprogram@eastbayunitedsoccer.org.

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Players need to go through the CIT process before becoming Jr Coaches.

EBUSC

CIT (Jr Coach In Training) Program

Summer, 2017

What: Training program to become a Jr. coach in the future

Who: Bay Oaks players U13 and older

Players who are looking to develop leadership skills

Players who have not gone through Jr. coach training in the past

You need to be older than than the campers you work with.

When & Where:

EBUSC Summer Soccer Camp Sessions

(One should be AT LEAST one year older than the campers for your week)

June 26-June 30 Raimondi (All 2003 players, as well as non college bound 2002 & older)

July 10-July 14    Raimondi (2009 & GrassRoots campers)

July 17-July 21     Raimondi (2008 campers)

July 24-July 28    TBD (Raimondi or Alameda) (2007 campers)

July 31-Aug 4       TBD (Raimondi or Alameda) (2006 campers)

Aug 7-Aug 11        TBD (Raimondi or Alameda) (2005 & 2004 campers)

Aug 14-Aug 18     TBD (Raimondi or Alameda) (Recreational players)

Cost: $175 per session (each week 8:30-1pm or 12pm-4:30pm)

Bay Oaks Players:

Are you interested in taking your game to another level? Do you want to become a leader on the soccer field? EBUSC’s exciting new CIT program is for you!

On-the-field training will be given to CIT’s while summer soccer camps are in session.

CIT’s Job:

1. Assist Bay Oaks coaches in warm ups, drills and other activity stations.

2. Maintain order and focus amongst the campers.

3. Help set up/clean up the equipment.

Benefit to CIT’s:

1. Develop leadership skills

2. Learn coaches’ perspective

3. Celebrate and support other’s success and progress

Application process:

1. Go to Sportability. CIT REGISTRATION LINK

2. Choose the weeks you will commit to if accepted and assigned.

3. Read the agreement and acknowledge it, i.e. I’ll be on time, I’ll wear uniform, etc.

4. Ask your coach to write a recommendation letter. Your coach will email the letter directly to CITprogram@eastbayunitedsoccer.org.

Deadline:

Registration for June Camp –  (should be 1999 birth-year or older).

Registration for July Camps – We will officially assign weeks starting June 12th. But, we will prioritize scheduling preference for those registered in the order reistered!

Please note that space is limited. Not all applicants will be accepted. 

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at CITprogram@eastbayunitedsoccer.org.

Agreement

1. I will wear my uniform every day (CIT T, black/blue athletic shorts, shin guards, socks and cleats. (First camp T-shirt is provided by club. If I wish to have more than one (so that I don’t have to do laundry everyday), then I need to purchase a CIT T-shirt at Soccer Post in Alameda. $13 + tax.)

2. I will be on time. My shift will be 4 hours per day (plus 35 minutes before and 15 minutes after camp). I will come all five days of the session assigned to me.

3. I will be open to coaches’ feedback and suggestions.

4. I will treat all campers with respect, kindness and compassion.

5. I will display readiness, positive attitude and enthusiasm. I will represent the club the best I can.

6. I will speak clearly and properly to coaches and campers. I will not use inappropriate language.

7. I will help to maintain a safe and fun environment for campers.

8. I have a reliable transportation arrangement.

If you have already gone through a Jr. coach training/certification class in the past, this is not for you. A separate email will be sent out shortly to explain this year’s Jr. Coaching program.

Thank you and best regards,

EBUSC CIT Program Coordinator

EBUSC

Jr. Coaching Program

Summer, 2017

What: Training program to become a leader on and off the field

Who: Bay Oaks players U15 and up.

Players who have already gone through training and certification classes.

When & Where:

Jun 26-Jun 30  Raimondi (2002 & Older Campers)

July 10-July 14  Raimondi (2009 Campers)

July 17-July 21  Raimondi (2008 Campers)

July 24-July 28 Raimondi (2007 Campers)

July 31-Aug 4     TBD (2006 Campers)

Aug 7-Aug 11       TBD (2004 & 2003 Campers)

Aug 14-Aug 18    TBD (Recreational players)

Cost: No registration or application fee for Jr. Coaches

Bay Oaks Players:

Are you interested in taking your game to another level? Do you want to become a leader on the soccer field? EBUSC is revamping the Jr. coaching program.

On-field training given to Jr. coaches while summer soccer camps are in session.

Jr. Coach’s Job:

1. Assist Bay Oaks coaches in warm ups, drills and other activity stations.

2. Maintain order and focus amongst the campers.

3. Help set up/clean up the equipment.

4. Be a mentor to CIT’s.

5. Potentially lead drills and activities.

Benefit to Jr. Coaches:

1. Develop leadership skills

2. Learn coaches’ perspective

3. Earn community service credit

Application process:

1. Email Jr Coach coordinator at: CITprogram@eastbayunitedsoccer.org

2. Why do you want to be a Jr. coach?

3. Choose the weeks you will commit to if accepted and assigned.

4. Read the agreement and acknowledge it, i.e. I’ll be on time, I’ll wear uniform, etc.

Deadline:

Register interest by emailing Mark: CITprogram@eastbayunitedsoccer.org.

Please send 1st, 2nd, & 3rd week choices, & also weeks NOT available.  

We do our best to assign everyone there 1st choice, but when we can’t accommodate those, we will go by 1st come 1st served.

June Camp:

(Should be 1998 birth-year or older).

Please note that space is very limited. Not all applicants will be accepted. Each Jr. Coach will be assigned one to two weeks of training this summer.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at CITprogram@eastbayunitedsoccer.org.

If you have not completed a prerequisite training or certification classes, please let me know. You can go through CIT (Coach In Training) program this summer and aim to become a Jr. coach next year. I’ll send you the CIT application information.

Thank you and best regards,

EBUSC CIT Program Coordinator

EBU Bay Oaks

CIT & Jr. Coaching Program

Summer, 2017

CIT (Coach in Training) Definition

1. A first year trainee who wants to become a Jr. Coach in the future

2. Must be a current Bay Oaks player

3. U13 and older

4. Not a paid position (Option to earn community service credits)

5. Not a day care option

Jr. Coach Definition

1. A trainee who assists the adult coaches and CITs

2. Must be a current Bay Oaks player

3. U15 and up

4. Volunteer position (Option to earn community service credits)

5. Not a day care option

The Club’s objective

1. Identify players who aspire to develop by broadening their exposure to the game

2. Introduce players to the coaches’ perspective

3. Develop leaders

4. Provide additional skilled assistance to the adult coaches during camps

Ideal Candidate

1. Is motivated to develop himself/herself

2. Has abundant energy to deal with any age group

3. Operates independently

4. Possesses excellent communication skills (with both adults and children)

CIT’s job

1. Observe and understand the concepts and nuances of the activities

2. Assist adult coaches and Jr. coaches (set up, clean up, demonstration, etc.)

3. Maintain order and focus amongst the campers to ensure the safety and maximize camper development

Jr. Coach’s job

1. Communicate and teach the intent and the mechanics of the drills to the campers

2. Maintain order and focus amongst the campers to ensure the safety and maximize camper development

3. Facilitate an environment of learning, maintain the pace of the camp

4. Be a mentor to CIT

Benefits to the players

1. Broadened exposure to the strategies and tactics of the game

2. Learn coaches’ perspective

3. Develop leadership skills

4. Gain compassion for younger players

5. Learn to celebrate and support other’s success and progress

CIT’s Expectations

1. Assist coaches and Jr. coaches in warms ups, basic drills, short sided games, other stations.

2. Supervise small group of campers

3. Set up equipment

4. Help take down/clean up

5. JCIT will be paired up with either coaches or more experienced jr. coach

Jr. coach’s Expectations

1. Independently lead warms ups, basic drills, short sided games, other stations.

2. Supervise small group of campers

3. Set up equipment

4. Help take down/clean up

5. Identify where more help is needed, i.e. water breaks, injury, fitness concerns, sickness,

6. Assess group dynamics and convey the concerns to the adult coach

Evaluation

1. JCIT and Jr. coach should seek feedback from their mentor coach daily. After his/her 4-hour shift, talk with the mentor coach and ask for feedback, suggestions, concerns, advice, etc.

2. No formal evaluation at the end of his/her 2 weeks of training from the club to the JCIT or Jr. coach.

3. The club will keep a written evaluation of individual for a record keeping.

EBU Bay Oaks

CIT & Jr. Coaching Program

Summer, 2017

Junior Coach in Training (CIT)

CIT is

1. A trainee who wants to become a Jr. coach in the future

2. A volunteer

3. NOT a day care option

Job

1. Minimum and Maximum of 4-hour shift per day

2. Arrive 35 minutes before the camp start time (8:25am)

3. Briefing with the coaches – what’s to come today

4. Stay 15 minutes after the camp ending time (1:15pm)

5. Briefing with the coaches – how did I do today

6. Minimum and Maximum of 2 sessions per summer

7. Evaluation throughout session

Work example

1. Set up equipment

2. Clean up equipment

3. Take young campers to the bathroom building

4. Demonstrate activities

5. Keep kids’ attention on the coach

6. Assist adult coaches and Jr. coaches

Dress Code

Bay Oaks CIT shirt

(First one is provided by the club. More can be purchased at SoccerPost at $13 + tax)

Black or blue athletic shorts

Socks

Shin Guards

Cleats

Must

1. Display positive attitude

2. Have high energy

3. Show respect to coaches and campers

4. Be on time

5. Be comfortable speaking to coaches and campers

6. Represent the club

7. Look for ways to assist the coaches

8. Demonstrate the drills and other activities

Must Not:

1. Use inappropriate language

2. Be Idle, distracted, or disruptive

3. Be alone with camper(s)

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Jr. Coach

Jr. Coach is

1. A trainee who assists adult coaches and mentors CITs.

2. NOT a day care option

Job

1. Minimum and Maximum of 4-hour shift per day

2. Arrive 15 minutes before the camp start time (8:45am)

3. Briefing with the coaches – what’s to come today

4. Stay 15 minutes after the camp ending time (1:15pm)

5. Briefing with the coaches – how did I do today

6. Evaluation throughout session

Work example

1. Set up equipment

2. Clean up equipment

3. Take young camper to the bathroom building

4. Demonstrate activities

5. Keep kids’ attention on the coach

6. Assist adult coaches

7. When asked by adult coaches, lead activities such as warm ups, drills, small sided games

8. A mentor to CIT

Dress Code

Bay Oaks Jr. Coach T-shirt

(First one is provided by the club. Can be purchased at SoccerPost at $13 + tax)

Black athletic shorts

Socks

Shin Guards

Cleats

Must

1. Display positive attitude

2. Have high energy

3. Show respect to coaches and campers

4. Be on time

5. Be comfortable in teaching campers, communicating with coaches

6. Represent the club

7. Independently execute the daily training plan as provided by the adult coaches

8. Demonstrate the drills and other activities, provide coaching to campers for improvement

9. Lead the drills, small sided games and other activities

10. Maintain discipline and focus of campers

Must Not

  1. Use inappropriate language

  2. Be distracted or disruptive

  3. Be alone with campers