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Coaching Education Program

 


Loudoun Soccer encourages the continuing education of our coaching staff, both volunteer and professional.
 

 


USSF 'D' Coaching License


Course Location: Loudoun Soccer Park, 19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175 
Instruction Weekend Dates: August 8th, 9th,10th, 2014

Cost: $160 for VYSA members; $210 for non-members

VIEW & Download Registration Form
Mail check made out to Loudoun Soccer, completed registration form, AND copy of USSF E License (or equivalent) to:
Loudoun Soccer
PO Box 1358
Leesburg, VA  20177

US Soccer D License 2013
 

The New US Soccer “D” license still maintains the foundation of 36 course hours spread out over two weekends, but the course will also introduce a new concept to U.S. Soccer courses. Coaches will be required to prepare and run a set of pre-determined training sessions prior to the first weekend, now called the “Instructional Phase”. After completing the first weekend, coaches will then take what they have learned into practice with their clubs, teams and players. Coaches will be required to wait a minimum of ten weeks (or a season) before returning for the second weekend, now called the “Performance Review”. 

US Soccer Announces New D License

US Soccer D License Scheduled Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidate Responsibilities

Preparation Phase: (Prior to Instructional Phase)
  • 5 Practice Sessions with Self-Assessment. (Appendix I: Coaching Themes for Pre Course and Deliberate Practice; Appendix II: VYSA Practice Assessment Form)
    -To be submitted to VYSA Technical Department 2 weeks prior to Instructional Phase. 

  • Coach to bring to Opening Lecture on the first Friday night:
    -Copies of the 5 Practice Sessions With Self-Assessment. (Appendix I: Coaching Themes for Pre Course and Deliberate Practice; Appendix II: VYSA Practice Assessment Form)
    -Certificate of Completion for the CDC Concussion Course. (Link will be provided)
Instructional Phase: (First Coaching Education weekend of the US Soccer D License)
  • Coach must attend all the hours of the weekend.
Deliberate Practice Phase: (Time between Instructional and Performance Review Phases)
  • Coach must deliver 5 Practice Sessions with Self-Assessment. (Appendix I: Coaching Themes for Pre Course and Deliberate Practice; Appendix II: VYSA Practice Assessment Form)

    -To be submitted to VYSA Technical Department 2 weeks prior to Performance Review Phase. 
    -Coach to bring copies of the 5 Practice Sessions to Lecture on the Friday night of the Performance Review Phase.
Performance Review Phase: (Second Coaching Education weekend of the US Soccer D License)
  • Coach must attend all the hours of the weekend.

Submit Practice Plan Documents to:

VYSA Technical Department

Email: (Preferred)  ussoccerd@vysa.com              
Mail:
   5450 Southpoint Plaza Way,   Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Fax:  540-693-1440


USSF 'E' Coaching License


Course Dates: August 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2014

Course Location: Loudoun Soccer Park, 19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175
$70 VYSA Members, $95 non-members

VIEW & Download Registration Form
Mail check made out to Loudoun Soccer and completed registration form to:
Loudoun Soccer
PO Box 1358
Leesburg, VA  20177

USSF ’E’ License
The "E" License 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 and must complete the pre-course assignments. 

Pre-Course Assignments (click here)

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.  
  • Attendance is mandatory for the full 18 hours.

Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite is required.

Instructor
Dave Scruggs, VYSA Coaching Education Instructor, holds the USSF ’A’ National Coaching License, and the National Youth License.

 Location
Loudoun Soccer Park
19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175      


Days/Times
Friday 6-9pm
Saturday 8am-5pm
Sunday 8am-5pm

Equipment
  • Playing clothes
  • writing materials

Information: Loudoun Soccer office, 703-777-9977, davescruggs@loudounsoccer.com

USSF 'F' Coaching Modules

u8-u10 Module--July 26th 2014

Course Location: Loudoun Soccer Park, 19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175
8:30am-1:30pm
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Mail check made out to Loudoun Soccer and completed registration form to:
Loudoun Soccer
PO Box 1358
Leesburg, VA  20177

US SOCCER FEDERATION  'F' Coaching Modules
The mission of 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.
Instructor
Dave Scruggs, VYSA Coaching Education Instructor, holds the USSF ’A’ National Coaching License, and the National Youth License.

Location
Loudoun Soccer Park
19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175       

Registration Fee Per Module:  
  • U6-U8 Module: $40 VYSA Members, $55 non-members
  • U8-U10 Module: $40 VYSA Members, $55 non-members

Certificate:  US SOCCER FEDERATION ’F’ CERTIFICATE
Information: Loudoun Soccer Office, 703-777-9977,  davescruggs@loudounsoccer.com

Registration Form

VIEW & Download Registration Form
Make out check to Loudoun Soccer &
Mail completed registration form to:
Loudoun Soccer
PO Box 1358
Leesburg, VA 20177

Continuing Education Reimbursement Policy

Effective July 1, 2011, Loudoun Soccer has implemented a Continuing Education Reimbursement Policy & Procedure. To provide technical and administrative staff clarity regarding the criteria/s and procedures for continuing education programs that Loudoun Soccer encourages participation in for professional development. All parties are encouraged to seek continuing education and to create a professional development plan.

Click Here for the complete policy