Play Like a Champion Today

Play Like a Champion Today

“I’m a new CYC coach.  I’ve never coached before, and I’m not quite sure what to do?”

“I’ve been coaching CYC soccer for several years, and I seem to be in a rut.  I feel like I’m just monitoring play-time.”

These are observations we hear from CYC coaches every now and then.  The task of coaching a group of kids can be challenging.  There is a lot of information out there, but how do you know if you are doing it right?

Our core values at the CYC are: Faith, Sportsmanship and Service. We are always looking for ways to enhance the CYC program using these values as our foundation.

The CYC is excited to offer a new program called Play Like A Champion Today.  This program helps coaches effectively work with their team in a way that focuses on all three of our core values.  We are looking forward to bringing Play Like A Champion Today to the CYC program as we strive to be a model for youth sports in the St Louis area.

For more information on Play Like A Champion Today, go to:

Currently, the CYC uses another coaches training program, Coaching To Make A Positive Difference.  This is also an excellent coaching resource that we will continue to use.

So here is how this will all play out for our coaches:

  • Grades K-4 – All coaches will take the Coaching To Make A Positive Difference (online)
  • Grades 5-8 – Head coaches must take Play Like A Champion Today (in-person)
  • Grades 5-8 – Assistant Coaches can choose between the two programs

All Head Coaches will be required to take the Play Like A Champion course by Aug 14, 2020.  The CYC office will provide numerous opportunities to complete the program. To register for a Play Like A Champion session, please go to:

We have a lot of coaches who will need to complete this program.  To simplify the process, we are asking basketball, baseball and softball head coaches to try and take the course before the end of 2019.  Soccer and volleyball coaches can take the course now, but may want to wait until their season is completed. Please do not wait until the last minute.

Coaches know that the kids who do well in their sport, often take the time to practice the skills needed to excel, away from the organized practice and game times.  We know this course may seem like just another thing to do, but we feel the Play Like A Champion Today course will enhance your abilities to coach your kids.  It a win-win for everyone and will only improve the CYC experience for you and the athletes.

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    Steve Menendez
    February 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    The link to register for Play Like a Champion does not take you to a page that has a registration page. Please advise

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