AC Sandhills Recreation Soccer is build on the foundation of great volunteers. We would not be able to put on the league without coaches who give their time and effort to make soccer happen for the youth soccer players of the area.

Recreation Soccer is always in need of more coaches and volunteers. If you are interested please register for the Recreation Coach Pool so that we can get you set up to coach a team this season.

For more information contact Recreation Coordinator Zach Pressley at

Steps to sign up for coaching:

1) NCYSA Risk Management (Renewed Annually)
All our coaches are background checked through our state association. All coaches who step on the field must submit a background check through the link below. This is a free background check.

2) Register as a coach on Stack Sports

Make sure to mark down the age group you would like to coach and any details to help the Recreation Coordinator place you with the best team. (Availability, Coaching Experience, etc)

3) Abuse Prevention Course (Renewed every 2 years)
Once the NCYSA Risk Management Background check has gone through we will send you a link to the Abuse Prevention course. This course consists of 30-45 min series of videos and a 25 question test. We are required to have all coaches complete this course to be able to step on the field.

Coaching Resources 

NCYSA Lesson Plans - Google Drive Folder
This is a great source of themed lessons plans to approach the different phases of a soccer game. If you have any questions about which session plan to use, please reach out to ACS Staff to point you in the right direction.

US Youth Soccer Coaching Resource Area
This is the best beginners guide to coaching. Everything is well laid out and clear, there are also lesson plans and course available through US Youth Soccer.

US Soccer - Digital Coaching Center
This website is a great tool for new and experience coaches to learn new skills and is your access to US Soccer Coaching Licenses. Its reccommended that all Recreation Coaches take the free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Course.

United Soccer Coaches - Development Diplomas
Additional coaching course for coaches at every age level.

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