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UPCOMING Events

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  • Jun 23
    U.S. Soccer National E-License Course - Covington/Madisonville
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    June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017



    Location: Coquille Sports Complex, Covington, LA -LA


    The course involves approximately eighteen (18) hours over a weekend (Friday-Sunday) of classroom and field sessions plus pre-course material. It is designed to develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.
     
  • Jul 29
    Youth Module 1 Coaching Course - Covington/Madisonville, LA.
    Details:

    July 29, 2017

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    Location: Coquille Sports Complex, Covington, LA -LA


    Youth Module 1 - U6/U8: A two (2) hour course of field sessions and one to two (1-2) hours of online education completed prior to the course. Designed for the parent/coach or novice coach with an emphasis on under 6 and under 8 players. Technique, psychology and FUN are introduced with an emphasis on player development. To receive the U6/U8 certificate a candidate must attend the course in its entirety as well as complete the online module.
     
  • Jul 29
    Youth Module 2 Coaching Course - Covington/Madisonville, LA.
    Details:

    July 29, 2017

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    Location: Coquille Sports Complex, Covington, LA -LA


    Youth Module 2 - U10/U12: A two (2) hour course of field sessions and one to two (1-2) hours of online education completed prior to the course. Designed for the parent/coach or novice coach with an emphasis on under 10 and under 12 players. This is a transitional age and a very important course for coaches moving from 6v6 to 8v8 soccer. To receive the U10/U12 certificate a candidate must attend the course in its entirety as well as complete the online module.
     

Coaching in Louisiana

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“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.”       John Wooden
 
LSA is committed to providing as many educational opportunities and resources to youth coaches across the state to help improve the soccer environment for all of our kids. Coaching young players and helping them learn the life lessons best taught through participation in sports, teamwork, integrity, commitment, sportsmanship and trust, is both a privilege and an awesome responsibility. LSA is dedicated to helping all of our coaches be the best coach , mentor and role model they can be. Our kids deserve nothing less. 
 
Coaching Education
LSA Director of Coaching, Mark Godwin, is responsible for coordinating coaching education in Louisiana. The Coaching Education pages that follow, describe all of the coaching courses available and how your club can host a course.
 
Coaching Sessions 
LSA has also linked a number of training sessions and valuable information about coaching kids according to their age and cognitive development. There are dozens of sessions shared by our friends at US Youth Soccer and Massachusetts Youth Soccer.
 
Coaching Resources
LSA has compiled and routinely updates various videos, articles and teaching tools. These resources will help educate our coaches on sports injures, warm ups and drills, and coaching youth sports players. We are also working on a Recreational Coaches Manual which will soon be available here.
 
For questions relating to coaching education, please contact LSA Director of Coaching, Mark Godwin at MarkGodwinDOC@lsa-soccer.org or call us at 225.766-0577.
 
 
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