Upcoming Courses

Upcoming West Virginia Soccer Association Coaching Courses:


“E” License Course – Charleston, WV

January 12-14, 2018


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)


  • 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 in Charleston, WV
  • Interested coaches can contact Thomas Olivier at thomasolivier@gmail.com
  • Coaches must attend all sessions to obtain certificate. Cost for the course is $75.00.
  • Coaches must register: CLICK HERE
  • Upon registration, coaches will receive the necessary pre-course assignments.