Edina Soccer Association couldn't exist without the help of our hundreds of volunteer coaches. Here is where you will find ESA-created training materials and practice plans plus many other resources from other sources. We hope you will find them useful.
We encourage ESA coaches to use available green space when possible to conduct practices. If you would like to reserve a marked field, please contact Edina Park & Recreation.
Director of Coaching
9am-10am: Pre K/K Coaches
10am-11am: 1st/2nd Grade Coaches
11am-12noon: 3rd Grade and older Coaches
Location: Edina High School North Gym
ESA General Coaching Guides
ESA Age-Specific Guides
From Colette Montgomery, "Coaches, these links provide articles and lesson plans for anyone looking to organize and coach a team practice."
In an effort to increase concussion awareness and prevent concussion-related injuries, the state of Minnesota has recently passed a law that will require all coaches and officials of youth sports to receive initial online concussion prevention training and online training at least once every three calendar years thereafter. The required online training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. For more information please visit our Concussion Prevention page.
Edina Soccer Association requires that all volunteer coaches, instructors, supervisors and referees complete the required online concussion prevention training module. Edina Soccer Association will not permit anyone who has not completed this training to coach an ESA team.
2020 Referee Program (for 11-12 year olds and 13+)
1. ESA will be offering a NEW future referee program this season for 11- and 12-years olds.
The ESA Future Referee Program is unique to ESA, requires only a few hours of training. The goal of the program is to introduce kids to officiating at a young age and provide opportunities to referee at ESA lower level games – and get paid!
2. ESA Certified Referee Training Opportunities
There will be a handout at the meeting and available on the website
Training Details for both programs:
-Held at Edina Community Center (Enter Door 3 - Room 170) on:
Sunday, March 8th: 2-5pm*
Sunday, March 15th: 5-7:15pm (6:15-7:15 is gym time - dress accordingly) - Cancelled
Thursday, April 2nd: 6-8pm (7-8pm is gym time - dress accordingly)
Tuesday, April 14th: 6-8pm (7-8pm is gym time - dress accordingly)
*Sunday, March 8: We are holding an informational meeting for parents and players interested in reffing this summer at ECC.
No cost to attend any sessions!