Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March is Coach Education Month in Missoula

Missoula Strikers SC will be hosting two coaching courses in Missoula in March 2010.

Both an 'E' License (the first level of coaching certification offered through the USSF (United States Soccer Federation) and a 'D' License will be offered.

Please Review the Pre Course Reading and Print YOUR Manual Prior to Attending EITHER Course

The dates and locations are listed below. For participant information, application forms and maps, refer to the links to the right of this post.

'E' Course Dates/Location (look at post 'E Full Schedule'):
March 12/Gallagher Business School Room GBB L09
March 13/Washington Grizzly Stadium
March 13/Gallagher Business School Room GBB L09
March 20/Washington Grizzly Stadium
Price = $ 75.00

'D' Course Dates/Locations (look at post 'D Full Schedule'):
March 12/Gallagher Business School Room GBB L11
March 13/Washington Grizzly Stadium
March 14/Valley Christian School
March 19/Gallagher Business School Room GBB L11
March 20/Washington Grizzly Stadium
March 21/Valley Christian School
Price = $150.00

Please Review the Pre Course Reading and Print YOUR Manual Prior to Attending EITHER Course

D Full Schedule

“D” License Daily Schedule

Pre-course reading

Best Practices booklet (available online at http://www.ussoccer.com/)

4v4 to 11v11 progression

Candidate Guidelines for Evaluating Soccer

Care and Prevention doc

Day 1 – Friday Evening start time 6:00PM

Course Orientation (classroom) 6:00 – 6:30

Methods of Coaching Power Point Presentation (classroom) 6:30 – 7:30

The Basics of Transition Power Point presentation (classroom) 8:00 – 9:00

Care & Prevention TAKE HOME

Laws of the Game review TAKE HOME

Day 2 – Saturday start time 8:00AM

How and When to pass, dribble and receive (field) 8:00 – 9:00

Practical Coaching Demonstrations from 4v4 to 6v6 (including goalkeepers) to teach the following topics:

Playing balls in the air/heading balls (field) 9:15 – 10:30

How and when to shoot/finish with accuracy (field) 10:45 – 11:45

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30

Goalkeeping shot stopping and playing with your feet (field) 1:30 – 2:30

Principles of attack in small groups (including basic support and combination play – field) 2:45 – 4:30

Day 3 – Sunday start time 8:00AM

Principles of defending in small groups (with attention to pressuring and covering players working together - field). 8:00-9:30

Candidate Practice Coaching I (field) 9:45 – 11:45

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

Candidate Practice Coaching I (field) 1:00 - finish

End of 1st weekend

Day 4 – Friday start time 6:00 – 10:00PM

Principles of Play I with Reading the Game cycle Power Point presentation (classroom) 6:00 – 7:00

Course summary – testing review (classroom) 7:00 – 7:30

Oral Exams (classroom) 7:45 – 10:00

Day 5 –Saturday start time 8:00AM

Instructor Field Sessions (field) 8:00 – 9:30

Candidate Practice Coaching II (field) 9:45 – 11:45

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

Candidate Practice Coaching II (field) 1:15 – finish

Day 6 – Sunday start time 9:00AM

Final Field Practical Examinations 9:00 – 12:00

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

Final Field Practical Examinations 1:00 - Finish

All above topics must be covered. Order in which they are covered is based on the Lead Instructor.

E Full Schedule

‘E’ Course schedule


6:00 - 10:00PM
Lecture Course Orientation
Lecture Methods of Coaching
Lecture Team Management
Lecture Laws of the Game
Lecture Care and Prevention
Assign all tests - due Saturday Evening


8:00 - 11:30
Field Dribbling
Field Passing
Field Receiving

11:30 - 1:00PM

1:00 - 4:30PM
Field Finishing
Field Goalkeeping
Field Heading

5:00 - 7:00PM
Lecture Tactics
Lecture Review Test
Assign topics – assist candidates


9:00 - 12:00 noon
Field Attacking Principles of Play
Field Defending Principles of Play

12:00 - 1:00PM

1:00 - 3:00PM
Field Practical


Paolo Rizzon

E and D Manuals Which Must Be Printed Before Attending



General Guidelines for Evaluating Soccer

Candidates Guide for Evaluating Soccer

Care & Prevention Handout

The Progression from 4v4 to 11v11

USSF Best Practices

'D' Participants

Meagan Misner (Missoula Strikers)
Natalie Mourton (Missoula Strikers)
Jameel Chaudhry (Missoula Strikers)
Alex Hayes (Missoula Strikers)
Heidi Macdonald (Missoula Strikers)
Brian Lebsack (Missoula Strikers)
Justin Harcrow (Missoula Strikers)

Brandon Wood
Rebecca Wood

Bill Buxton

Ron Hanson

Requesting Waiver:
Geoff Birnbaum (Missoula Strikers)
Kevin Houck (Missoula Strikers)
Jeremy Brown (Missoula Strikers)
Travis Jette (Missoula Strikers)
Ian Marshall (Missoula Strikers)
Charlie Vandam (Missoula Strikers)

'E' Participants

Marguerite Kaminski
Chad Anderson

Shelly Johnson (Missoula Strikers)
Shawn Destafney (Missoula Strikers)
Len Broberg (Missoula Strikers)
Abby Wheeler (Missoula Strikers)
Jon Graham (Missoula Strikers)
Gary Scheuch (Missoula Strikers)
Al French (Missoula Strikers)

Valley Christian School

Valley Chrisitan School is located at:

2526 Sunset Lane, Missoula, MT 59804-4710

Links below are to maps which you can manipulate:



Campus Map

For a Campus Map which you can manipulate, go to the link below. On the map on this page you will see the Gallagher Business School and Washington Grizzly Stadium identified with 'red' dots.