Thunder FC players are trained by parent volunteers or professional certified trainers if they are in the Recreational and Academy/Select Leagues, respectively.
The FC Thunder Recreational Program fosters a fun and learning environment for children of all skill levels interested in learning soccer fundamentals.
FC Thunder collaborates with KidSafe-approved volunteer parent coaches to focus on individual player skills development while ensuring players have a soccer experience that enables them to develop an appreciation of team work and good sportsmanship in a fun environment.
While the “soccer experience” in this league focuses primarily on having fun rather than competition by participating in playful activities, FC Thunder provides each coach with structured exercises which will enable players to develop a basic foundation of soccer skills.
Please contact an Age-Group Commissioner if you are interested in volunteering as a Parent Coach.
Youth Soccer 101: Animated Image Screenshot
Recreational Coach Support System
Each Sunday, head and assistant coaches receive an age-specific written practice plan and short demonstration video via email from Youth Soccer 101 for 10 consecutive weeks. This service, free for our volunteer coaches, aids in practice preparation for the upcoming week.
The coach may print and review the practice plan then watch the 15-20 second video clips (including animated views; see sample) to help them understand the correct approach to setting up and completing the drills.
Volunteers interested in serving in this role should communicate with the age group-specific commissioner (see Staff page).
Adult Volunteer Application