The Gift of Soccer Foundation Founder, Ken Levandoski, successfully completed his 40-hour E-Certificate training and received his E-Certificate for coaching. The National “E” license is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the “D” license course.
What are the key components of the “E” license course?
- Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.
- Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of U.S. Soccer’s Long Term Athlete Development Model.
- Establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.
- What are the specific target outcomes of the course?
- Understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development.
- Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.
- Demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game.
- Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment (3v3 to 9v9 adaptable to local competition structure).