This Month In Coaching Education
It's a busy summer ahead in coaching education, with licensing courses scheduled across the state. As the only newsletter written exclusively by coaches, for coaches, Coaches Corner provides coaches of all ages and skill levels with notifications of upcoming coaching education courses, the latest news in coaching education, plus insights, advice and even lesson plans from top coaches across the state. In this issue, Director of Coaching Education Shannon Murray highlights the recent visit to Washington of U.S. Soccer's Dave Chesler and Vince Ganzberg, while below, Blackhills FC and U.S. Soccer National Staff instructor provides an easy-to-follow lesson plan on the principles of defending. Read More
THIS MONTH'S LESSON
This month's lesson is from James Charette, the Director of Coaching of Blackhills FC in Olympia. James is a current member of US Soccer's National Coaching Education Staff as well as a long time contributor to Washington Youth Soccer's Coaching Education Staff. This session was recently developed for the Instructional Weekend of the “D” License, and focuses on the principles of defending: Pressure, Cover, Balance, Compactness and Counter-Attacking. View session.
Blog of the Month
In this month’s blog entry, US Youth Soccer coaching director Sam Snow addresses the balance between recreational and competitive levels of play.
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Washington Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Education
Played professionally for six seasons • U.S. Soccer National Instructor • 2010 Class 3A HS State Coach of the Year
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Director of Coaching, Blackhills FC • U.S. Soccer National Instructional Staff • U.S. Soccer “A” License • Region IV ODP Staff Coach • NSCAA All-American • 2005 WA Youth Soccer Girls Coach of the Year
June 20-22: National “D” License, Federal Way
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June 20-22: National “E” License, Spokane
July 11-13: National “E” License, Seattle
June 27-29: National “E” License, Federal Way
July 25-27: National “D” License, Tri-Cities
July 26-Aug. 3: National “B” License, Tacoma
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