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  • Jun 05
    USSF State 'D' License Course - Lafayette (CANCELLED)
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    June 05, 2015 - June 07, 2015

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    Location: Moore Park, Lafayette, LA -LA


    The highest state license which combines thirty-six (36) hours of classroom and field sessions plus pre-course material. It is designed to develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team. The course is split into two (2) weekends (Friday-Sunday) with a minimum of 60 days between each weekend. To receive the "D", one must attend the course in its entirety, complete/pass pre-course material, pass oral & practical exams.
     
  • Aug 07
    USSF State 'D' License Course - Baton Rouge
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    August 07, 2015 - August 09, 2015

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    Location: Burbank Soccer Complex, Baton Rouge, LA -LA


    The highest state license which combines thirty-six (36) hours of classroom and field sessions plus pre-course material. It is designed to develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team. The course is split into two (2) weekends (Friday-Sunday) with a minimum of 60 days between each weekend. To receive the "D", one must attend the course in its entirety, complete/pass pre-course material, pass oral & practical exams.
     

 

 

 

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Coaching Education

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Louisiana Soccer Association is committed to providing all of our member organizations and their coaches with the finest and most current soccer coaching education available. The success of coaching education, however, rests not only in our ability to provide comprehensive educational opportunities, but also in the commitment of each club to encourage coaching education and in the commitment of each coach to become the best coach they can. Our players deserve nothing less.
 
Below is a listing of all of the Coaching Education courses taught in Louisiana. Click a course title for a link to the corresponding page on the US Soccer or US Youth Soccer website.
 
US Soccer Coaching Educationuos

Over the past several years US Soccer has invested countless resources in developing coaching education curricula to help standardize how we teach our kids the game of soccer across the country. These efforts have culminated in a state-of-the-art on-line coaching education platform call the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center.

 
  • US Soccer National “F” License     This course is conducted entirely online at the convenience and the pace that best serves the candidate. It is intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players.
                    Duration: 2 hours, but can be taken at the candidates own pace
                    Prerequisite: Candidates must be 16 years or older.
                    Cost: $25
                    Course Requirement: 15 Candidates are required to run a course
 
  • US Soccer National “E” License     This course is designed to develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach 9-12 year old players and teams. The candidates are taught the cognitive characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of our Athlete Development Model and to establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.
Duration: 18 hours plus pre-course material (emailed to the candidate at registration)
Prerequisites: Candidates must be 15 years or older and must hold a US Soccer "F" License. Candidates must also complete on-line Pre-course assignments.
Cost: $115.00
Course Requirement: 15 Candidates are needed to run a course
 
  • US Soccer National "D" License     This course is designed to develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13 - 14 year old player and teams. The candidates are taught the cognitive characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of our Athlete Development Model and to establish the foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.
Duration: 36 hours. The course is split into two (2) weekends (Friday-Sunday) with a minimum of 60 days between each weekend.
Prerequisites: Candidates must be 16 years or older and must hold a US Soccer “E” License for a minimum of 6 months. Candidates must also complete and pass pre-course material (emailed at course registration), pass an oral examination and practical examinations.
Cost: Instructional Phase - $115 & Performance Phase - $95 (Candidates have 12 Months to complete both weekends)
Course Requirement: 20 Candidates are needed to run a course
 
US Youth Soccer Youth Coaching Courses
 
  • US Youth Soccer Youth Module 1     Designed for the parent/coach or novice coach with an emphasis on U6 and U8 players. Technique and the psychology of learning are introduced with an emphasis on fun and player development.
                    Duration:  1-2 hours on-line then 2 hours field sessions
                    Required minimum number of advance-registered candidates to conduct a course: 10
                    Prerequisite:  Candidates must be 14 years of age or older. No coaching experience is required
                    Cost: Free
 
  • US Youth Soccer Youth Module 2      Designed for the parent/coach or novice coach with an emphasis on U10 and U12 players. This is a transitional age and a critical course for coaches moving from a 6 v. 6 to an 8 v. 8 format.
                    Duration:  1-2 hours on-line then 2 hours field sessions
                    Required minimum number of advance-registered candidates to conduct a course: 10
                    Prerequisite:  Candidates must be 14 years of age or older. No coaching experience is required.
                    Cost: Free
 
  • US Youth Soccer National Youth License      This course focuses upon the nature of children and the adjustments adults must make to facilitate the physical, mental and emotional needs and capabilities of youth players. The curriculum covers the ages of 4-12 year olds. National Youth Licenses are coordinated through US Youth Soccer.
        Duration: Usually 6 days and sometimes held over two weekends.          
Prerequisite: Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and must hold a US Soccer "D" License or have the approval of the LSA Technical Director
                    Cost: TBA
 
  • TOPSoccer Coaching Course     The TOPSoccer Coaching Course guides both the novice and experienced soccer coach in providing a fun growth experience for soccer players with disabilities. The course presents information on player characteristics, the qualities of a good coach, how to utilize the TOPSoccer Buddy and modern coaching methods.
          Required minimum number of advance-registered candidates to conduct a course:  10
                    Prerequisite: No coaching experience is required
                    Duration: 4 hours
                    Cost: Free
Course Requirement: 15 Coaches
 
HOSTING A COACHING EDUCATION COURSE IN LOUISIANA
Courses and clinics are conducted around the state upon request. Clubs that wish to host a course or clinic should contact Mark Godwin, LSA Technical Director, at markgodwindoc@lsa-soccer.org or FAX (225) 766-0623 or call (225) 766-0815. Individuals who wish to learn of a course in their area should contact their local soccer club or the LSA office.
 
  • All course registration is done online.  Fees are due before the course begins and should be paid online or sent to the LSA Office, 475 Gardere Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70820.
  • Each course will require a local course site administrator who will make arrangements for a classroom and field, promote the course locally and be the contact with the LSA office.
  • If the minimum number of candidates for a course have not registered and paid their fees to LSA the week prior to the scheduled course, the course may be subject to cancellation. If a scheduled course is cancelled prior to the course date then all monies will be returned.
  • LSA can no longer accept any waivers into any course.
 
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