December 2012

Exciting Developments in Coaching Education Highlight New Year

Washington Youth Soccer has an outstanding Coaching Education Team, from our Technical Director, Timo Liekoski, Director of Coaching Education, James Charette Regional Development Officers:  Malia Arrant, Michael Duncan, Shannon Murray, Gary Osterhage and Jason Timm, Program and Event Manager Kimberly Grant and the Washington Youth Soccer Instructional Staff.

This is an exciting time for Coaching Education, as U.S. Soccer is making progressive changes to their methodology across all license levels. To ensure that our coaches have the most current information for our candidates, the Washington Youth Soccer Instructional Staff will have a two-day U.S. Soccer-led Workshop to review “E” and “D” License courses at the end of January.

Coaching Education does not stop at the conclusion of a course. Rather, this is the beginning; we want to provide continued coaching education support throughout your coaching lifecycle.  If there are any services that we can provide to support your continued learning at all levels, please let us know.

In this month's Coaches Corner newsletter, we feature an article from Rob Walker highlighting common questions faced by goalkeeper coaches, and a coaching session on 1v1 defending from Spokane Shadow SC's Kevin Moon, each linked to the "Lesson Plan" section of the main page.

Please take the time to complete this Coaching Education Survey.  We want to provide the best coaching education services to meet your interests. If you have any education questions please contact the coaching education department. We look forward to working with you!

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About the Coaches

Kevin Moon,
Spokane Shadow SC Director of Coaching - Juniors

USSF National A License • 15-year Academy Coach •
13-year Premier coach • 9-year college assistant coach •
3-year ODP/EPD coach


Rob Walker,
Director of Coaching, Federal Way FC & Head Coach, St. Martin's University

Holds U.S. Soccer "A" License • National Licensing Instructor • Former GK coach for U.S. Men's Olympic Team • Has coached at youth, ODP, college and National Team levels



Coaching Courses

U.S. Soccer "C" License hosted by Washington Youth Soccer
March 14-17; 21-24, 2013