A Monthly Newsletter Exclusively for Washington Youth Soccer Coaches

Coaching Is Communication

Washington Youth Soccer was very fortunate to have Richard Bate, Elite Coaching Manager for England’s Football Association (FA), assist us with our evolving coaching education program. With more than 30 years of coaching experience at the highest levels of the professional and international game, Bate provided Washington Youth Soccer coaches with exclusive insight to the forefront of player development and coaching education. Bate conducted a player and coach development workshop in Spokane, in addition to carrying out a presentation to Washington Youth Soccer’s Regional Development Officers regarding modern trends of the game, and coaching education development.

Here are some of the highlights of Bate’s “Coaching is Communication” presentation, which will give each reader further insight on how to effectively communicate with all of your soccer community. Enjoy! - Gary White, Washington Youth Soccer Technical Director

Coaching Calendar Additional Resources


National A License Courses to be held in Washington State July 23-31! Dont miss out on this opportunity to attend the national course here in your home state! For more information on the National A License and other coaching education opportunities, click here.


Upcoming Events

  • Pacific Coast Invitational
    Washington Youth Soccer's Girls '98 and Boys '98 teams will be traveling to Ventura, Calif., May 27-30 for the first-annual Pacific Coast Invitational. Our teams will face off with the best teams from Cal North, Cal South and North Texas during the event, which is an official national identification event for U.S. Soccer. For more information on the event click here. For live updates from the pitch, follow WAYouthSoccer on twitter this weekend!