October 2014

This Month In Coaching Education

In September, Directors of Coaching from across Region IV gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, to learn about the exciting developments in coaching edcuation in the year ahead. Dave Chesler, U.S. Soccer's Director of Coaching Development, and U.S. Soccer National Staff Instructor Vince Ganzberg covered new license additions, course content and grading policies, and gave coaches the chance to share the processes that have been working in their states. Read More.


In this month’s Coaches Corner, we are fortunate to have two lessons for coaches to review, print and take with them to their own practices — one from goalkeeping guru Rob Walker on defending restarts, and another from U.S. Soccer Instructional Staff coach Vince Ganzberg on dribbling. In addition, Vince shares his ideas on how to make practice fun and challenging. I want to thank both Coach Walker and Coach Ganzberg for contributing to Washington Youth Soccer’s Coach Development.

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• National ‘E’ License Dec. 12-14 – Tukwila
• National ‘D’ License Performance Review Dec. 13-14 - Everett

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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
• Region IV ODP Staff 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

Vince Ganzberg
• U.S. Soccer "A" License
• U.S. Soccer National Instructional Staff
• Former Director of Coaching, Indiana Youth Soccer