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Upcoming Courses


Upcoming West Virginia Soccer Association Coaching Courses:


“D” License Course - Morgantown, WV

July 28-30 and Nov 10-12, 2017

 

This “D” license course is open to all applicants who hold a US Soccer “E” license for a minimum of 6 months and who are 16 years of age.

What are the key components and target outcomes of the "D" license course?

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team. 
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of U.S. Soccer's Athlete Development Model.
  • Build on the foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.  
  • Teach the Principles of Play in a training environment. (7v7 to 9v9).
  • Apply the Principles of Play to functional group roles in a full team system.
  • Plan a sequence of training and weekly cycles to complete a season plan.

 

Information

  • The course will last approximately 18 hours each weekend and will be held on Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm @ C-PASS on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.  All interested coaches can contact Thomas Olivier at thomasmolivier@gmail.com.
  • The course will be split into a first “instructional phase” weekend of instruction on July 28-30, a “deliberate practice” phase during which all coaches will go home and work over a 10-week period on their training sessions, and then a “Performance Review” weekend on Nov 10-12 that will include the on-field final exam.
  • Coaches must attend all sessions each weekend to obtain license certificate. Cost for the course is $200.00.
  • Coaches must pre-register: CLICK HERE
  • Upon registration, coaches will receive the necessary pre-course assignments.

 

 

“E” License Course – Beckley, WV

August 4-6, 2017

 

The “E” license coaching course is designed to:

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.
  • Help coaches understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the basic stage of our long term athlete development model.
  • Establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses. 

 

What are the specific target outcomes of the course?

  • To understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development.
  • To demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.
  • To demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game.
  • To understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment. (3v3 to 9 v 9 adaptable to local competition structure)

Information

  • The course will last 18 hours and will be held on Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm @ Paul Cline YMCA Soccer Complex in Beckley, WV.  Interested coaches can contact Thomas Olivier at thomasmolivier@gmail.com.
  • Coaches must attend all sessions to obtain certificate. Cost for the course is $75.00.
  • Coaches must pre-register: CLICK HERE
  • Upon registration, coaches will receive the necessary pre-course assignments.

 

 
 
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