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Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association

Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association

Drills, lesson plans, and more!

All of our coaches are volunteers and we take every opportunity to assist them as much as we can. Below are a few resources that coaches can utilize to help their teams learn and master the game of soccer.

  • PA West Soccer: As the National State Association of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United State Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer), and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), PA West Soccer provides a number of training opportunities and materials to support you on your coaching journey.  Coaching handbooks, curriculum, and other materials can be found here
  • SoccerExpert: With 160+ soccer drills, SoccerXpert is an invaluable resource for both novice and advanced coaches. New games and drills continue to be added to allow for variety in your training sessions. Planning a youth soccer practice is now easier than ever with the help of SoccerXpert's free drills.
  •  FreeYouthSoccerDrills.comSeparated by age group, check out these free soccer drills and activities (
  • US Youth Soccer: Our "mother ship," US Youth Soccer provides an array of free coaching resources. Whether you are an experienced coach or coaching for the first time in your life, US Youth Soccer has the resources to help you before, during and after the game.
  • Soccer Drive: The goal of is to provide soccer coaches with the best online resources and coaching tools. While some enhanced features have a cost, all drills and instructional videos are free.

Entering uniform numbers into Affinity

Follow the steps below to enter player uniform numbers into your roster. Do this so uniform numbers show up on Game Day Rosters (GDR) and signed PA West rosters. There are two places you where you need to complete this in Affinity.

First, log into your Affinity account at:

Place #1

  1. On the Teams tab, select the Teams subtab.
  2. Select Team Info.  
  3. Click the Edit Player Team Info button.
  4. In the Edit Player Jersey Numbers screen, enter player jersey numbers in both columns: Home Jrs# and Away Jrs#.  The jersey number should be the same for both Home and Away.  
  5. Click Save Changes when you're finished.

Place #2

  1. Click My Account (top, right corner).
  2. On the Teams tab, select Tournament & Schedule Apps.
  3. Click View Tourn. App.
  4. Scroll to the bottom to Team Roster. Click Edit, then click the Edit Player Team Info button. 
  5. Enter player jersey numbers in both columns: Home Jrs# and Away Jrs#.
  6. Click Save Changes when you're finished.

Now, when you print your GDRs and signed rosters the jersey numbers should be there.

Player Health and Safety

PA West Risk Management - A coach's nine legal duties (PDF).

Head and Brain Conditions - A link to U.S. Soccer's Head and Brain Conditions; focusing on educating, researching, and proposing rule changes to improve player safety. PA West Soccer (where WHYSA competes) places the utmost importance on player safety during participation. PA West adopts U.S. Soccer's Recognize to Recover program.


Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association
10 Sylvan Road 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1522

Email: [email protected]

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