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Resources for coaches of soccer teams

Interested in Coaching?

All of the soccer teams in Haslett - HYRA, Eastside and CASL - rely upon volunteer coaches.  The HYRA and Eastside teams fill their coaching needs directly.

The Haslett Soccer Club directly facilitates the enrollment of teams in the Capital Area Soccer League.  Part of our role is to select coaches for each team and provide coaches with training opportunities. If you are intestested in coaching a CASL team, please submit a letter of application as described below.

Haslett Soccer Club – Coaching Application Process
Individuals seeking to coach a Haslett Soccer Club CASL team must submit an application letter via email to with the subject line “Coaching Application”.  Letters must be submitted no later than May 31st for the upcoming Fall-Spring seasons.  Application letters should include the following:

  • Name
  • Why do you want to coach?
  • Team You Wish to Coach
  • Soccer Coaching Experience
  • Soccer Playing Experience
  • Soccer Coaching Certifications
  • Other Coaching Experience
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Have you identified a Co-coach or Assistant Coach?  If “yes”, please provide contact name, phone, and email.  Co-coaches or Assistant Coaches must also submit a letter.

All coaches will be required to 1) secure a risk management card from Michigan State Youth Soccer Association and 2) obtain a USSF/MSYSA E License within one year of initiating their coaching assignment (see below "Coaching Courses").

Coaching Resources

The Michigan State Youth Soccer Associate provides a suite of coaching resources, inlcuding:

  • Instructional Resources -
  • Recreational Resources -

Additionally, the following sites provide a number of lesson plans:

  • Massachusetts Youth Soccer Coach's Corner -'s_corner.aspx
  • Indiana Soccer Lesson Plans -
  • Kentuckey Youth Soccer Association Lesson Plans -


Coaching Courses

The Haslett Soccer Club is committed to advancing the training of coaches in our community.  As such we support coaches in the community (HYRA, Eastside, CASL) in their education.

For all individuals who coach CASL teams, the Haslett Soccer Club and the Capital Area Soccer League require an USSF/MSYSA E License.  The E License curriculum will focus on age appropriate player development activities for ages U9 - U12.  It will provide a basic understanding of coaching methodology and introduce the four pillars of soccer, stressing the technical side of the player as paramount at this stage.  See:

The Haslett Soccer Club and the Capital Area Soccer League will combine to cover the costs of all fees associated with the coaching courses.  Please contact us at for more details.


Date Event Name Location Deadline Contact Phone Email
3/28/2020 GVSU Youth Soccer Allendale, MI 3/6/2020      
4/18/2020 United Spring Classic Grand Rapids, MI 3/6/2020      
4/18/2020 WAZA Spring Friendlies Dundee, Monroe 4/1/2020      
4/25/2020 Crusader Cup Galesburg, MI 3/27/2020   269-226-2000  
4/25/2020 United FC Ultimate Pontiac, MI 3/20/2020      
5/2/2020 Hard Rock Stone Works Inv. Washington, MI 4/1/2020      
5/9/2020 MI Jaguar Invit. Wixom, MI 3/16/2020      
5/9/2020 Midland Invitational Midland, MI ?      
5/23/2020 Grand Rapids Invitational Grand Rapids, MI 4/15/2020 Niki Ferguson 616-540-4641
5/23/2020 Canton Cup Canton, MI 4/12/2020      
5/23/2020 KISS Tournament Kalamazoo, MI        
6/6/2020 Portage Soccer Classic Portage, MI 5/15/2020 David Rice 269-548-7930