Coach Education and Training Program
To help facilitate KUSC coach development plans, all coaches will be strongly encouraged to take courses appropriate for their level of teams play and the club will cover the costs. Course fees will be reimbursed after proof of course completion from the coach to the Club Head Coach for all coaches to participate.
- Basics of Coaching: A basic level course designed to give volunteers new to coaching or those with only minimal experience an opportunity to receive instruction for coaching youth soccer based on the CSA’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) principles which will include basic drills and coaching techniques, organizing the practice and creating a fun environment for the children.
Approx. 3 hour course will be offered and funded by KUSC. Tentative: April 2013
- ACTIVE START:
U4-U6 Female and Male Players
Course objective: Working on fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, kicking and dribbling.
Approx. 4 hour course offered throughout Ontario
- FUNdamentals: “Fun with the ball”
U6-U8 Female and U6-U9 Male Players
Course objective: Focus on individual player development through a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun”
Approx. 8 hour course offered throughout Ontario
- Learn To Train:
U8-U11 Female and U9-U12 Male Players
Course objective: To teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline using repetition in a fun and challenging environment.
Approx. 16 hour course (usually Sat/Sun) offered throughout Ontario
- Soccer For Life (aka Active For Life):
U11+ Female and U12+ Male Players
Course objective: Promoting personal and team success for both recreation and elite players to ensure kids stay involved in soccer and sport in general. Learning new skills is encouraged while maintaining healthy physical conditioning and enjoyment.
Approx. 16 hour course offered throughout Ontario
For a calendar of when courses are being held throughout the regions, visit the Coach Centre
Other Areas of Support for the Coach
- Practice Calendar
With the assistance of the competitive team coaches, a calendar will be created and maintained throughout the summer for all levels of coaches to have an opportunity to observe a competitive team’s practices and methodologies. Practice themes will highlight, as examples: passing, shooting, tactical, in which the observing coaches can see how a practice is organized and executed while gaining insights on techniques they might be able to utilize with their own teams.
A mentoring system will be created allowing recreational coaches to interact directly with their counterparts to further their development. Recreational coaches at each age level will be given an opportunity to have a recreational and competitive team’s coaches work with that age group and/or team(s).
- Periodic Coaches Meetings
It can be expected that an informal recreational coaches meeting will be held 2-3 times (or more if necessary) per session – pre-season, during the season and post-season; per age group. Meetings will be open to all coaches, assistant coaches, managers, conveners and house league directors and will be led by the Club Head Coach. The intention is to build a sense of community amongst the coaches, give direction on any rule changes, and most importantly to let the coaches have input into the program.
- uAs part of the KUSC’s renewed online initiatives, a significant amount of informational support will be provided to coaches in the form of practice outlines, drills, tips, frequently asked questions and advice for coaches to access at their convenience.
If you have any comments or questions in general and/or are interested in taking one or more of these courses, please contact Darrel Connor, King United SC, Head Coach at email@example.com. Spaces for courses fill up quickly!
King United SC wants to ensure our volunteers are receiving the support and communication that they need to make the season a success.
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