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Course Descriptions

Arizona Soccer Association Grassroots Coaching Education Program

4v4 In-Person

Course Details:
The 4v4 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 6-8. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 4v4 In-Person Course, candidates must have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module. This module can be accessed here.


7v7 In-Person

Course Details:
The 7v7 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 9-10. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 7v7 In-Person Course, candidates must have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module. This module can be accessed here.


9v9 In-Person

Course Details:
The 9v9 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 11-12. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 9v9 In-Person Course, candidates must have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module. This module can be accessed here.


11v11 In-Person

Course Details:
The 11v11 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 13 and older. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 11v11 In-Person Course, candidates must have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module. This module can be accessed here.


National D License*

Course Details:
The National D license is a 40 to 45-hour course, held over two weekends, at minimum 4 weeks apart, designed for the grassroots coach who meets the prerequisites outlined below. The focus of this course is to facilitate the improvement of the candidates in the Six Tasks of a Coach across all four game models (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) with a particular emphasis on Coaching Training Sessions. Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend both meetings.

Eligibility Requirements:
A unique combination of three of the eight Grassroots Licenses now formally represent the prerequisite to progress to the U.S. Soccer D License. Specifically, candidates must have completed a minimum of three grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person courses and one online course:

* Two in-person courses (one of which must be the 11v11)

* One online course across any of the four levels (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)

* Or all 3 in person

Coaching candidates who have earned the E or F License will have the following opportunities to use those certifications toward the D License prerequisites:

* U.S. Soccer E License (with proof of completion)+ Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module

* U.S. Soccer F License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module + 11v11 in-person license + one other in-person license

Course Structure:

First Meeting

* Usually Friday evening 3-5 hours

* Saturday all day approximate 8am to 7pm

* Sunday all day approximate 8am to 6pm

Development Period:
The Development Period is the time in between course meeting one and two. It is vital that candidates have access to a team during this period so that they can practically apply what they learned during the first course meeting and complete their assignments.

Second Meeting

* Date: minimum 4 weeks in between first and second meeting

* Saturday all day approximate 8-6

* Sunday all day approximate 8-

 

 
 
 
 
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