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Apr, 2017

Join our Coaching Team

Welcome to the Bigfork Bandits Recreational Soccer Coaching

The Bigfork Bandits coaching staff consists of volunteer parent coaches who possess a varying level of soccer knowledge and experience.  This is why the Bigfork Bandits are not only committed to developing the player, but the volunteer coach as well.  The Bigfork Bandits are here to support all the coaches every step of the way by providing a fun and knowledgeable coaching environment to assist in learning the game and developing coaching skills. This is valued so that fun and age appropriate training is delivered to all of the players. 

Coaching Support

To assist you as a volunteer coach, the Bigfork Bandits have a Coaching Director who will be there to support you and other parent coaches every step of the way. Additionally, we encourage parents and all of our volunteer coaches to take the Montana Soccer coaching courses.  Montana Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) hosts the professionally led courses every season and the courses are paid for by the bandits for all coaches.

The State "F" Certificate Coaching Course is aimed at coaches and parents of U4 - U8 players.  The course provides fun activities that enhance players' skill development.

The State "E" Certificate Coaching Course is tailored or the coach who is working with U10 and/or U12 Recreational players.  The emphasis is on teaching young players through a variety of fun games and practices.

With the support of our Bandits Coaching Director and the coaching education providing through Montana Soccer you are bound to be a successful coach.

Benefits of Coaching

·       Reimbursement (see below)

·       Free Montana Soccer coaching courses available

·       Receive free Bandit coaching apparel

·       Use of Bandit coaching equipment and manuals

·       A chance to spend quality time with your children and be a positive role model for the team

·       See children have fun and develop due to your influence


If you volunteer to be the Head Coach for your child's team AND you take the age appropriate coaching course provided by Montana Soccer, you will be eligible to receive half off your child's registration fee.  If you are the Head Coach for multiple teams, you are eligible to receive half off registration for the additional child you coach as well.

Returning Head Coaches who have completed the required coaching course or coached the previous season may receive the coaching discount by entering the seasonal discount code.

Register as a Volunteer Coach

To become part of our Bandit’s Coaching Staff, please login to your account and signup as a volunteer.  This step can be done the same time you register your child.  If you are new, you will need to create an account and then you may register your child as a player and yourself as a volunteer coach.


Bandits President : Adam Bauman
Bandits Coaching Director: Sandy Johnston

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Bigfork Bandits Soccer

PO Box 514 
Bigfork, Montana 59911
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