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UPCOMING COACHING CLASSES
NSCAA National Diploma to be held at Clay County Soccer Fields in Eagle Harbor, Fleming Island January 23-25 and January 30-February 1.
THIS COURSE MEETS THE FYSA REQUIREMENTS TO COACH AT THE 2015 FYSA STATE CUP. The National Diploma is a 45-hour course designed to meet the needs of the more experienced coach, particularly those coaching at the high school level and above, or youth coaches with previous certification and a number of years working with the developing player. It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the NSCAA Level 6 Diploma or USSF "D" license prior to the course. The overall objective of the National Diploma is to acquaint the coach with the needs of the soccer player and provide an organized and progressive methodology of coaching those needs. Basic technical and tactical knowledge is the central theme of the course in a 6 vs. 6 model. The course includes sessions on the teaching process, psychological skills training and Laws of the Game. Participants receive a curriculum that outlines the course content and includes valuable resource material. Testing includes oral, written and practical (coaching) evaluations. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. For more information and to register, go to http://www.nscaa.com/education/courses/national. Contact Matt Hollyoak at if you have any questions.
Worth a look by any parent of a young soccer player
Watching and Identifying A Developmental Saboteur
In club soccer, developmental saboteurs usually coach primarily at the U10-U14 age groups. They pick these age groups carefully for two reasons. First, they involve parents and players that are frequently new to the game, and therefore uneducated about the soccer world. Second, these age groups are “sweet spots” for winning without teaching. At this age, the recipe for competitive success is relatively simple for anyone with basic soccer knowledge and poor motives: recruit 1-2 technically or physically advanced players, put them up front, be marginally organized, and play low-risk soccer (code for “kick the ball forward”) everywhere else.
Developmental saboteurs use one or two players as their weapons and tools. They identify the best players at a young age (9-13 usually), those players who are already either physically advanced or technically advanced, (neither of which occurred with any aid from the coach), and then begin to become exceptionally close to their parents.
Developmental saboteurs sell visions of grandeur – making promises of incredibly bright futures, comparing this year’s great player to the greatest player they have ever coached, and more. They tie this vision to their own exclusive ability to bring the chosen player to the Olympic podium. Developmental saboteurs exaggerate (or outright falsify) their connection to the pros, the national teams, or the biggest colleges – with promises of unique connections and abilities to open exclusive doors purely by their own word of mouth.
Christian Lavers is the President of the ECNL and is Exec VP of US Club Soccer. Lavers is also an Assistant Coach with the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Chicago Red Stars and the Director of Coaching at FC Wisconsin Eclipse. His 16 years of coaching experience includes time with the U.S. Youth National Teams program. - See more at: http://www.soccernation.com/christian-lavers-on-watching-and-identifying-a-developmental-saboteur-in-youth-soccer-cms-5840#sthash.4keoiCDs.dpuf
- See more at: http://www.soccernation.com/christian-lavers-on-watching-and-identifying-a-developmental-saboteur-in-youth-soccer-cms-5840#sthash.4keoiCDs.dpuf
The technical area extends 1 m (1 yd) on either side of the designated seated area and extends forward up to a distance of 1 m (1 yd) from the touch line.
It is recommended that markings are used to define this area. Required by League
The number of persons permitted to occupy the technical area is defined by the competition rules. Max of 3 and they must be listed on the roster and have coaches cards
The occupants of the technical area are identified before the beginning of the match in accordance with the competition rules. During team check-in with the ref
Only one person at a time is authorised to convey tactical instructions and he must return to his position after giving these instructions.
The coach and other officials must remain within the confines of the technical area except in special circumstances, for example, a physiotherapist or doctor entering the field of play, with the referee's permission, to assess an injured player.
The coach and other occupants of the technical area must behave in a responsible manner.
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