December 2014

This Month In Coaching Education

A recent Coach Development Workshop hosted by Washington Youth Soccer gave state educational instructors and club technical directors the chance to learn the latest concepts on designing a lesson plan, and a first look at the U.S. Soccer National Coaching School updates — including an in-depth look at the all-new "F" license for U6-U9 coaches. Read more about these developments and let us know how Washington Youth Soccer can help you in your coaching development.
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In this month's Coaches Corner newsletter, we feature an article from Rob Walker Goalkeeping highlighting commonly asked questions from parents, and two coaching sessions on attacking — an Instructor session from the November “D” License Performance Review on recovering the ball in the attacking half and a second, by Sunny Dulai, teaching U10 players to combine and score goals. Coach Dulai’s session is a sample from the U10 Washington Timbers Development Academy. We want to thank both Coach Walker and Coach Dulai for contributing to Washington Youth Soccer’s Coach Development.

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The 2015 Coaching Education calendar will be released in January.

About the Coaches

James Charette
• Washington Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Education
• Technical Director, Blackhills FC
• U.S. Soccer National Instructional Staff
• U.S. Soccer “A” License

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

Sunny Dulai
Director of Coaching, Washington Timbers

USSF National B License
• National Licensing Instructor
• RTC and ODP coaching veteran
• 15 years of club coaching
• Washington State staff clinician