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Fall 2019 Coach and Team Manager Information


Fall 2019 NMCSL Game Report (MS Word format)


Interested in Coaching or Managing a GNWSA Team in Fall 2019?  

Please use the links below to register: 


Team Manager

These links are ONLY for Coaches of Recreational teams registered within GNWSA.

Fall 2019 Practice Field Reservations


Roanoke Sports Field Reservation Form

 Please send to Eric Lorenz at


The Fall 2019 Coaches Meeting will be Saturday August 3rd

Coaches meetings:

U11-U19         9:30-10:30am

U9/U10          10:45-11:45am

U8              12:00-12:50pm

U7              1:00-1:50pm

U6              2:00-2:50pm

U4/U5           3:00-3:50pm

NEW LOCATION:  St. Peter Church on Cleveland Gibbs Rd. in Roanoke

15701 Cleveland Gibbs Rd, Roanoke, TX 76262

Please do not park in the Grass!

All coaches should plan on attending!

If the Head Coach is unable to attend, please have an Assistant Coach, Team Manager or Team Parent attend!

Practice for all teams can start after the coaches meeting.

Click Here for Jersey Color Selections for Fall 2019 / Spring 2020

(U9+ coaches need two contrasting color choices)

Roanoke Sports Field Reservation Form

 Please send to Eric Lorenz at

Save as Word 97-2003 Document to retain formatting.

Coaches Training Feb 9th 

GNWSA will be hosting North Texas Soccer Coach Training on February 9th at the Roanoke community center (312 S Walnut St, Roanoke, TX 76262).  There will be two, 4 hour training courses which consists of 2 hours in class and 2 hours on field.  The 4v4 (U4-U8) will be scheduled from 8am-12pm and 7v7 (U9 & U10) from 2pm-6pm.

These classes are part of the U.S. Soccer license pathway and build upon the foundation of U.S. Soccers Introduction to Grassroots Coaching course, which focuses on player development methodology.  There is a U.S. Soccer registration fee of $25.00 per course. For more information on the U.S. Soccer license pathway, please visit their website at:  Spring 2019 coaches that complete the course will be reimbursed with a registration voucher of $25.00 for Fall 2019.  Coaches electing to take both courses will only be reimbursed for 1 class.

All participants will be required to register.  Registration closes February 6th, or when the classes fill, whichever comes first.  Register ASAP.

Instructions for registering -

4v4 Grassroots In-Person Course, Roanoke TX, February 9, 2019
7v7 Grassroots In-Person Course, Roanoke TX, February 9, 2019

Where to register:

1.  Create an account or log in if you already have one
2.  Click on the “Courses” tab
3.  Click on the “Available Courses” tab
4.  Use the “Grassroots Courses” drop down box then "In-Person Courses" and select the course (4v4 or 7v7) you wish to take
5.  Filter to find the course you’re looking for and click on “Course Details”
6.  Select the blue “Proceed To Registration” button and follow the prompts from there.




Other Resources:

The following link provided by North Texas Soccer provides some information on coaching education:

There are many options for obtaining coaching training, including:

USSF (United States Soccer Federation)

United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) - Recommended Courses are detailed below

GNWSA may provide some reimbursement for coaches training.  Please see the GNWSA By-Laws for more information and please verify in writing that you are approved for reimbursement prior to registering for any course.

GNWSA Coaches Curriculum 

Courses provided by (formerly



This three hour in-person course is designed for coaches with players ages 8 and under. The curriculum is packed with age-appropriate training activities around a 4v4 game structure.

Time Commitment: 3 hours
Testing: No
Prerequisites: None

View Upcoming Classes


This combined course for the next level of coaching is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12 year old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games.

Time Commitment: 9 hours
Testing: No
Prerequisites: None

View Upcoming Classes


Moving up the continuum of age levels to the 13 and above player, this Diploma is designed for an intermediate coach. It is a 12 hour in-person course focused on the 11v11 game with topics including the modern numbering system, formations and systems of play, player competencies and defensive and offensive tactics.

Time Commitment: 12 hours
Testing: No
Prerequisites: None

View Upcoming Classes


The overall objective of the National Diploma is to acquaint the coach with the needs of soccer players and provide an organized and progressive methodology of coaching those needs. Basic technical and tactical knowledge is the central theme of the course in a 7v7 model. The course includes sessions on the teaching process, psychological skills training and Laws of the Game.

Time Commitment: 45 hours instruction, 6 hours evaluation
Testing: Yes
Prerequisites: None. NSCAA 11v11 Diploma or the USSF 'E' License are recommended.


The Advanced National Diploma emphasis is on training those players within a team concept designed to produce a successful environment. The 9v9 model is the main focus. The curriculum includes team organization and training, advanced methodology, analysis and understanding systems of play, a focus on tactics within thirds of the field, technical position overviews, match analysis and the psychological aspect of coaching.

Time Commitment: 45 hours instruction, 6 hours evaluation
Testing: Yes
Prerequisites: National Diploma, USSF 'D' or 'C', UEFA Level 2 Certificate or Canadian 'B' License


The Premier Diploma is the pinnacle of the Residential Academy offerings. The course content includes a thorough examination of different systems of play, including: technical and tactical implications; 11v11 topics, including coaching in the game, phase play and shadow play; nutrition; sportsmanship/ethics; and a leadership component including team management, personal development and the coach’s role in game development in his/her community.

Time Commitment: 45 hours instruction, 6 hours evaluation
Testing: Yes
Prerequisites: Advanced National Diploma, USSF 'B' or 'A', UEFA 'B' or 'A' or Canadian 'A'

Current UnitedSoccerCoaches (formerly NSCAA) courses are listed below. Please go to or select the Register button beside the course listing to register:

Director of Coaching Houston TX 2/17/2017 2/19/2017 DETAILS
4v4 Diploma Austin TX 2/25/2017 2/25/2017 DETAILS
4v4 Diploma Austin TX 9/9/2017 9/9/2017 DETAILS

**Attention GNWSA Coaches**
Coach Registration
Register Now!
1) Register to Coach
2) NTSSA Risk Assessment: As part of the registration, you will be asked to complete a background check. This only needs to be done once every 12 months. If you are a new coach you MUST complete this step prior to receiving team roster or being assigned to a team.
Both of these steps MUST be completed in order for you to be assigned to a team.
NOTE: If you are a returning coach and experience problems accessing your COACH account, contact the GNWSA Registrar at for assistance. Please do not create a new account as this creates duplicate records and causes issues when making team assignments.



Justin Weather Forecast, TX (76247)

If wet conditions exist, please check field status.  

See the Rainout Information page for more details.  

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1224 N. Hwy 377, Suite 303

Roanoke, TX  76262

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