When kids get involved in sports, the parents do too. Whether you’re a soccer mom or soccer dad, you’ll likely be asked to be a team manager, team parent, assistant coach, referee, assistant referee, and maybe even a coach. That’s how I got involved in coaching with AYSO. To help with the admin tasks and coaching, I ended up creating the soccer roster template listed below. It will help you create a nice 1-pager that includes admin/contact info, the team roster, game and snack schedule. You can also use it to create a visual lineup for each game.
Portland thorns roster
This soccer roster template contains worksheets to handle creating a team roster, game and snack schedule, a printable lineup sheet, a game stats worksheet and shot chart as well as a way to keep some overall stats.
The game schedule is included on the roster sheet, making a handy 1-page printout to share with parents.
For coaching, the visual lineup sheet is great. At each substitution (“quarters” in AYSO), I can just let the kids look at the lineup instead of having to shout their positions a hundred times and remind them where “left midfield” is. I’ll admit that as a youth soccer coach. I’m a bit scatter-brained and I rely heavily on my printed lineup sheet during games. I can keep track of who is supposed to be where on the field. Creating the lineup in the soccer roster template also makes it easy to print an extra copy to give to my assistant coach.
Soccer Roster template
The lineup sheet was designed to be as flexible and easy to customize as possible. You can define your own system of play and name the positions whatever you want. Still, make sure to follow the instructions within the spreadsheet when setting up the lineup sheet. Especially if you need to change the number of players. After you set it up the first time. Creating a lineup for a game just involves selecting names from drop down boxes for each position.
When you come up with a particularly good lineup, or if you just want to save a copy of each game’s lineup, you can create a copy of the lineup worksheet to save it. The game stats sheet is something you may are may not want to use.