Midwest City Soccer Club
Coaches Corner
 

    As many of you know, the success and failures of a organization depend very much on the knowledge and efforts applied by the participants. In saying that, the MWCSC Board of Directors feels as though there is more that we can do to help educate our parents, coaches, assistant coaches and team managers to provide them resources that will directly relate to their success.  As such, we provide the following information:

IFAB/FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME


August 2016 USYSA Player Development Initiatives

USYSA Player Development Initiatives FAQ's

OSA 2016 Concussion Initiative

Concussion training link

OSA Recreational League Policies and Procedures


OSA Competitive Policies


Coaching Manual (click title to open)

The Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual

USSF Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States (Player Development Guidelines)


U.S. Soccer Coaching Curriculum (click title to open)

U.S. Soccer- Age Group Organization
Organization of player development by age and stage

Oksoccer Schedule of Coaching Courses and Information

Coaching Courses

USSF "F" License


The “F” license is a 2-hour course, conducted entirely online, 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.

USSF 'E' License

Target for this course is U9-U12 age groups, or those who need the USSF E as the prerequisite for the USSF National D License.
The focus in this course is: 

Creating a positive and effective learning environment.

Introducing concept of Functional Training and creating realistic activities that are dynamic and game related. ($25 for members-Goes to US Soccer Federation and $75 for Non-Members)

Course Schedule: Friday Evening: 6pm-9pm, Sat/Sun: 9am-6pm


USSF '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.
Course Schedule: Friday Evening: 6pm-9:30pm, Sat/Sun: 9am-6pm.  TWO WEEKENDS

This course is split into several Phases:

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.)

USSF "C" license

Eligibility

In order to register for the U.S. Soccer C course, all candidates must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have held a U.S. Soccer D license for at least 12 months
  • -OR- meet the waiver guidelines
  • Currently coaching

Interested candidates who wish to apply based on a waiver must submit an application directly to the hosting organization.

Course Structure

The C course consists of two course meetings separated by a development period. The total course duration is approximately 2-3 months.


Practice Plans & Exercises (click title to open)

Youth GoalKeeper Exercises

Variations of 4v4

Dribbling for U6

Fun Games for U8



Health & Nutrition Manuals (click title to open)

FIFA Nutrition Guide




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