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Contact Information
  • Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA)
    P.O. Box 145
    Cortland, New York 13045
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  February 2019  
Upcoming Events
Coaching Clinic - E License

Friday, Apr. 13: 6-9:30pm
Sat., Apr. 14:    9am – 6pm
Sun., Apr. 15:   12-5pm
3-day course, $115 fee

Trumansburg High School
Trumansburg, NY

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Referee Clinic

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 5:00-8:30pm
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 5:00-8:30pm
2-day course, $55 fee

J.M. McDonald Sports Complex
4292 Fairgrounds Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

For more info, please call CCYSA Referee Director Karl Gilliland at 607-280-3357

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Coaching Center

Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA)

Welcome to the CCYSA Coaching Center, a place for information, training and tools to enhance your coaching skills and ability!
This is a community, a place for you to come regularly for ideas, drills, articles, strategies, clinics, and more.  We will update this resource throughout the year.  If you have an idea or resource you would like to share with other coaches, please email us with the information or link.  Enjoy!

Coaching Toolbox

2018 Indoor Recreational League

  1. 2018 Indoor Coaches List                - contact information
  2. 2018 Indoor Coaching Manual         - guidelines, rules, and coaching reminders
  3. Training Activities & Games                - variety of drills and games to develop skills
  4. Player Development Manual               - age appropriate skills, drills, practice ideas and more.
  5. Accident Report Form                         - please have a copy at each practice and game in case it is needed, submit to the Director

General Resources

  1. Soccer Field           - Print out and use with your team
  2. Practice Plan          - Blank outline to develop your practice plan

Coaching Manuals - learn coaching strategies, successful drills, strategy and tactics, and be a better coach!

  1. US Soccer                                                      - Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States Manual
  2. American Youth Soccer Organization       -Skills School Training Manual
  3. US Soccer                                                      - National D License Course Manual
  4. US Youth Soccer                                          - Skills School Training Manual
  5. Washington Youth Soccer                          - 2009 - 2010 Coaches Manual


Coaching Clinics

The Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA) encourages and promotes individuals to develop their coaching skills and ability.  Through our affiliation with the regional New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA), highly trained instructors provide regular courses open to the public.  From the beginner to the more experienced coach, there are coaching clinics to ensure players are provided the opportunity to reach their full potential under your guidance.  The following coaching courses are offered throughout the year.


1. State Youth Module Course

Designed for the parent/coach of under 6, under 8, and under 10 age players. The 4/5 hour courses provide a better understanding of the specific age groups and how to place players in age appropriate activities. Developmental characteristics of the age group are covered. The course consists of 3 hours of practical field work and 2 hours of classroom theory.  There is no testing on this course. No pre-requisites are required.  Candidates must be 16 years of age to take the course. The course fee is $35.00.


2. State E Certification

This course is designed for the coach of players that are preparing to or already playing the 11 v 11 game. Focus is on the players aged 12 through 14. Candidates are introduced to the methodology of coaching that is used throughout the National Coaching School Program. The use of small-sided games to teach technique and tactics will be demonstrated. The preparation of lesson plans that progress in a simple to complex fashion is a main focus of the course. Laws of the Game and Team Management are also included in the curriculum. The course is 18 hours in duration and is normally conducted on Friday evenings through Sunday afternoons. There is no testing on this course, however candidates must be in attendance at all scheduled sessions. No pre-requisites are required, yet one must be 17 years of age to take this course.  The course fee is $115.00.

For more information and registration procedures, please visit the
New York State West Youth Soccer Association website at