April 2015

This Month In Coaching Education

The months ahead feature many exciting opportunities for coaches to enhance their coaching education credentials, including numerous National "E"- and "D"-License courses at locations across the state, and the all-new National "F" License, which can be taken online at any time. Also in this month's Coaches Corner, we look at recent changes to US Soccer coaching policy, and feature lesson plans on goalkeeping and possession/penetration. READ MORE


In this month's Coaches Corner newsletter, we feature an article from Rob Walker highlighting some of his favorite ways to engage the goalkeeper in meaningful practice and promote improvement, and a second session from David Griffiths, Seattle United GU14’s Head Coach, on using possession to penetrate the offensive third. We want to thank both Coach Walker and Coach Griffiths for contributing to Washington Youth Soccer’s Coach Development.

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Apr. 13-24 - National "E" License, Highline College
Apr. 17-19 - National "D" License, Bellevue
May 1-3 - National "E" License, Olympia
May 1-3 - National "D" License, Spokane Valley
May 15-17 - National "E" License, Pasco
May 15-17 - National "E" License, Mountlake Terrace
May 15-17 - National "D" License, Olympia
May 29-31 - National "E" License, Leavenworth
May 29-31 - National "E" License, Mercer Island

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

David Griffiths
• Head coach, Seattle United GU14
• USSF "B" License
• UEFA "B" License
• EPD Assistant Coach
&bull 2-time State Cup champion