US Soccer National D License
Target for this course is U13-U15. Or, in the USSF Curriculum, where the full 11v11 starts to be played and real Functional Training where the goal is to get two lines of players in the system to improve.
Location: Indian Springs Soccer Complex (HQ building)
Course Schedule: TWO WEEKENDS
- Weekend One
- Friday, April 20th, 5-9pm
- Saturday, April 21st, 9am - 7:45pm
- Sunday, April 22nd, 9am - 6pm
- Weekend Two
- Saturday, June 9th, 8am - 8pm
- Sunday, June 10th, 8am - 6:30pm
This course is split into several Phases:
Preparation Phase: There are some pre-course assignments that must be completed before the first Friday evening class. So, the earlier you register, the easier it will be to get them all done.
Instructional Phase: During the first weekend the National Coaching School Staff will go over the vast majority of the USSF curriculum. Methodology, philosophy, demonstration of teaching techniques, etc.
Deliberate Practice Phase: This is why there is two months between the two weekends. It is time to go away and put into practice the concepts and methods that were discussed during the IW. You will have some assignments to complete during this time period, so it will be critical that you have access to a team to run a session or two.
Performance Phase: The final weekend will be one more "dress rehearsal" to get final feedback and then the Sunday will be Testing Day. The focus of this level course is on Functional Groups. Getting a Functional Group to improve their play. (Back line, midfield, etc.)