February 2014

This Month In Coaching Education

Educational Instructors and Directors of Coaching from throughout the country came together at the US Soccer National Staff Instructors Workshop in Florida in December and the US Youth Soccer Technical Directors meetings in Philadelphia in January to lay out goals for improving the knowledge and ability of the approximately 300,000 youth soccer coaches in the United States. Washington Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Education Shannon Murray and Technical Director Timo Liekoski attended both meetings and over the next few months, these goals and strategies will be incorporated into Washington Youth Soccer’s Coaching Education Calendar, with courses and licenses coming to a field near you. Read more about our plans in the year ahead, and see below for a practice plan you can print out and take to the field with you. Read More


In this month’s Coaches Corner, we focus on a series of drills designed to Improve Wide Play in the Attacking Half of the Field. Study it beforehand, or print it out and take it to the field for your next practice session! To see many other practice plans in action, visit the Coaching page at WashingtonYouthSoccer.org.


In this month's edition of "Hubert's Hub", the regular blog from Sounders Women Head Coach and GM Hubert Busby, Coach Busby previews the team's upcoming tryouts. READ MORE

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About the Coaches

Shannon Murray
Washington Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Education

Director of Youth Academies, Washington Rush • Played professionally for six seasons • U.S. Soccer National Instructor • 2010 Class 3A HS State Coach of the Year

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2014 Coaching
Education Calendar

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