Players and parents greatly appreciate a coach who can facilitate an enjoyable experience and help players improve. This course provides all the tools you need to be that coach. It covers coaching points (what to teach) for dribbling, passing/receiving, shooting/finishing, 1v1 defending, team defending, team attacking, and goalkeeping. It covers coaching methods (how to teach) like guided discovery, positive reinforcement, and the coach's "toolkit." And it covers formations, recommended activities, best practices for running sessions and managing games, and more. You can take this course at your own pace and refer back to it after you finish. In total, it should take 3-4 hours. Upon completion you will receive a certificate.
Jon Gangi is director of soccer development for Holden Youth Soccer in Massachusetts. His goal is to help town soccer coaches provide an enjoyable, productive, and rewarding experience for kids...in a healthy, player-centered environment at a low cost.