How long do they stay for?
They typically stay for a week, from Sunday prior to camp to the following Sunday.
Whats is the age of a typical coach?
Generally 19 - 30 years of age
Can we host more than one coach?
Yes, you can host more than just one coach. Due to the great success of this program, many of the host families host a coach year after year.
Can I request a female coach?
We try to accommodate the needs of host families so you are able to request a female coach, however, we are unable to make any guarantees as the females coaches are fewer in numbers than males.
What do I need to provide the coach with?
The coaches will need a bed, access to a shower and laundry facilities. While these are the coach's basic needs, host families can offer much more, such as the use of their computers for email access, and to join the family for meals.
What type of transport do they need?
None, each group of coaches working on the camp in your area will have their own transport or access to group transport. Due to insurance purposes coaches are not allowed to provide transport for any players to and from camp, or drive other vehicles not insured by our organization.
Do I need to entertain them?
No. Host families have the option to include them in family activities or even sightseeing trips. Coaches really do appreciate getting a locals tour of the area but these social activities are not compulsory. The coach's first priority is to work on the camp, therefore all social activities must be scheduled around the camp program.
Are there any guidelines the coaches have to follow?
We pride ourselves on having well behaved men and women coaches. They have all gone through a strict interview process, had Police background checks and completed our extensive induction training. They are all AYSO Safe Haven certified and have signed our code of conduct contract. Our coaches fully understand that if you have any specific rules and regulations they must be adhered to.
When will I find out who my coach is?
Host families usually find out who their soccer coach is on the Sunday before camp. Your Regional Director will be able to give you a list of coach names just before the camp if it's your preference to have an idea who you will host, but generally the camp Director picks which coach goes with which family, unless an agreement has been made due to special requirements.
Please click here to see our sample coach bios.
If I have some concerns during the week, is there anyone I can call?
Yes, please contact your Regional Director, or our office at (888) 857 6222.
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