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Upcoming Courses

Upcoming West Virginia Soccer Association Coaching Courses:


US Soccer Grassroots - In-Person 11v11 Coaching Course
May 18th - Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex - Huntington, WV


The 11v11 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module.

Candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 13 and older. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their own experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

All coaches who wish to register for this course must first complete the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module online.

This course will be held at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex in Huntington, WV from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Thomas Olivier at thomasmolivier@gmail.com.

TO REGISTER: https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses/available/19/details/2360


US Soccer Grassroots - In-Person 4v4 Coaching Course
May 19th - Brooke HS - Wellsburg, WV

The West Virginia Soccer association will host a US Soccer Grassroots - In-Person 4v4 Coaching Course on May 19th.

All coaches must have gone through the Introduction to Grassroots course online module first. This course will take place at Brooke High School from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

To register or for more information, click this link: https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses/available/22/details/2303


National D License

June 8-10th and July 27-29th - Beckley, WV


The National D license is a 40 to 45 hour course, held over two weekends with a minimum of 4 weeks between the weekends.  It is designed for the grassroots coach who meets the prerequisites outlined below. The focus of this course is to facilitate the improvement of the candidates in the Six Tasks of a Coach across all four game models (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) with a particular emphasis on coaching training sessions. Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend both weekends to complete the course.


Eligibility Requirements:

A combination of three of the eight Grassroots Licenses now make up the prerequisite to register for the US Soccer D License. Specifically, candidates must have completed a minimum of three grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person courses and one online course:

·       Two in-person courses (one of which must be the 11v11)

·       One online course from any of the four levels (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)

Coaching candidates who have already earned the E License can use that certification toward the D License prerequisite as follows:

·       U.S. Soccer E License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module


Course Schedule:

First Meeting Weekend

·       Date: June 8-10, 2018

·       Times: TBA

·       Location: Beckley, WV


Development Period:

The Development Period is the time in between course meeting one and two. All candidates should have access to a team during this period so that they can practically apply what they learned during the first course meeting and complete their required assignments.


Second Meeting

·       Date: July 27-29, 2018

·       Times: TBA

·       Location: Beckley, WV

Please contact thomasmolivier@gmail.com with any questions.

COST: $300

To register, visit this link: https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses/available/3/details/2260

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