Coaches Classes and Training

Coaches’ Fall Training Session

SYSA is offering coaches training at Dominion HS in the AUX gym.  The training is being conducted by Lucas Cook, Dominion HS Varsity Boys Soccer Coach and VYSA trainer.  Please try and attend.

August 23

11:00 am U4 – U7 Coaches

12:00 am U8 – U12 Coaches

1:00 pm U13 – U19 Coaches

Coaches’ Training Session Sign Up

 

Course Content for “D” License Course
The D License is the highest level license that the state offers. In order to maintain consistency in the delivery and execution of the course the objectives, expectations, and grading for the “D” License course have been established by US Soccer. At the conclusion of the course the candidate will receive a National ‚ÄúD”, a State ‚ÄúD” or a fail. The candidate should be at least 18 years of age.

Objectives:

  • To prepare coaches working with players 12 years of age and above by expanding their knowledge and understanding of the technical and tactical demands of the game and the developmental process necessary for players of these ages.
  • To provide an understanding of practical coaching methodology and the framework necessary to prepare players and a team for competition.
  • To prepare coaches for whom this represents their final coaching course, as well as those who plan to continue to further their coaching education.

Those wishing to attend the D License course must have successfully completed an E license/certificate course and have held the E certificate for at least 6 months.

Curriculum (36 hours):
Classroom / Theory

  • Methods of Coaching, Team Management & Administration, Tactics I, Tactics II, Match Analysis, Laws of the Game, and Care and Prevention of Injuries.

Field / Practical

  • Coaching Small Sided Games, Dribbling, Passing, Receiving and Turning, Heading and Crossing, Finishing, Fitness with the Ball, Goalkeeping, Possession, Defending and Attacking.

Comprehensive Assessment and Review

  • Practice Coaching, Practical Field Test, and Written Exam. Attendance at all 36 hours is mandatory.

Fee (effective January 1, 2013)

  • $160 per candidate for coaches of VYSA teams
  • $210 per candidate for coaches of non VYSA teams

Site Coordinator Instructions for “D” License Course

Duration
The “D” License Course is a 36 hour course. Attendance is mandatory to pass course.
Examination
There is an oral examination on tactics and methods. There is also a graded take home exam on laws, team management, and care and prevention. Candidates must pass written and practical examinations.
Facilities
A classroom with blackboard is needed. A field and/or gymnasium will be needed for practical demonstrations and in case of inclement weather.
Players
High School aged players are needed for practical sessions and evaluations. Site coordinator should coordinate with the course instructor for number of players and times they are needed.
Applicants
The minimum number of candidates is 16. The maximum number of candidates is determined by the size of the facility. Class size is limited to 20 candidates for the months of December, January, and February. An additional instructor is encouraged. The number of candidates is set one week before the course begins. One staff instructor/evaluator per 8 candidates is required for all coaching practice and evaluation sessions.

Those wishing to attend the D License course must have successfully completed an E license/certificate course.
Fees
Fees (effective September 1, 2009) for candidates taking the “D” License course are:

  • $160 per candidate for coaches of VYSA teams
  • $210 per candidate for coaches of non VYSA teams

The site coordinator is responsible for the accuracy of each candidate’s registration form. The site coordinator is also responsible for collecting fees for all candidates. Payment for the course should accompany the course paperwork. Checks should be made payable to your club or league; the club or league should then issue one check for the amount due for the course made payable to VYSA.
Registration
Please make sure all information has been included and that the information is legible. It is the site coordinator’s responsibility to keep attendance.
The site coordinator should turn all registration forms over to the course instructor after the completion of the course. The instructor will indicate whether each candidate passed or failed the course and sign each form. Either the site coordinator or course instructor must return all materials (registration forms, payment, course final report, and unused books) to the VYSA State Office within 7 days of completion of the course.

Post-Course Action
Follow up with the instructor to see that all paperwork and payments have been sent to the VYSA State Office within 7 days of the completion of the course.
General
Applicants should bring a soccer ball; training suit, sweat suit, or any form of action clothing; gym shoes; soccer cleats; and writing materials.
It is important that you establish a communication plan in the event of inclement weather.
Course certificates will be sent by the VYSA State Office directly to the student coaches successfully completing the course . Prompt submission of the completed, signed registration forms and payment of any amounts due is, therefore, imperative.

Course Content for “F” Certificate Modules

The mission of the National Youth License and the State Youth Modules (F Certificate Modules) is to provide the most current and advanced information on growth and development of the youth soccer player. The youth soccer player is defined as any child from pre-school through adolescence. The course takes the approach that the GAME WITHIN EACH CHILD is at the center of all belief, decisions, and actions taken by the child, coach, and organization. It is the ultimate goal of youth soccer development within the to unlock the game within the child to reach their full soccer potential.
Coaching youth players requires bringing the game to life in a child’s world. The information and demonstrations will assist you with your coaching endeavors. This philosophy will allow youngsters to play, learn, grow, and enjoy soccer in a non-threatening environment. These four elements should be central to every decision and action taken by coaches and organizations devoted to youth soccer.

Duration

·The Youth modules are broken down into three separate age-specific classes of 5 hours each; U6-U8, U8-U10, and U10-U12. Field and classroom work are both involved.

Classroom/Theory

·Philosophy of Coaching, Characteristics of Players, Team Administration, Risk Management, Care and Prevention of Injuries and Modified Laws of the Game.

Field/Practical

·Age Appropriate Field Activities and Progressions.

Examination

·There is no examination. Attendance of all 5 hours is mandatory.

Fee

·$40 per candidate (Effective September 1, 2009) for coaches of VYSA teams
·$55 per canidate for coaches of non VYSA teams

“E” Certificate Courses
Course Content for “E” Certificate Course

The “E” Certificate is designed for the parent/coach who may or may not have any previous soccer playing or coaching experience. The curriculum focuses on the development of the player, both individually and as part of the team. The emphasis will be to build on the player’s technical development by applying tactical concepts within a team environment. The candidate should be 16 years of age or older.

Objectives:

  • To prepare coaches working with players U-12 and older by expanding their knowledge and understanding of the technical and tactical demands of the game and the development process necessary for players these ages.
  • To provide an understanding of practical coaching methodology and the framework necessary to prepare players and a team for competition.
  • To prepare coaches for whom this represents their final coaching course, as well as, those who plan to continue to further their coaching education.

Curriculum (18 hours):

Classroom / Theory

  • Methods of Coaching, Team Management, Tactics, Laws of the Game, and Care and Prevention of Injuries.

Field / Practical

  • Dribbling, Passing, Receiving, Shooting, Heading, Goalkeeping, Defending, and Attacking.

Comprehensive Assessment & Review

  • Practice Coaching and a non graded take home exam on tactics and methods. Attendance at all 18 hours is mandatory.

Fee

  • $70 per candidate (effective September 1, 2009) for coaches of VYSA teams
  • $95 per candidate for coaches of non VYSA teams