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U.S. SOCCER ANNOUNCES NEW COACHES’ TRAINING FOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT 
SYA, in conjunction with Virginia Youth Soccer and US Soccer, will soon be offering 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 in-person licenses to target the age-appropriate needs of players at these levels. Beginning in February, 2018, there will be a total of 8 new courses (4 on-line and 4 in-person/on-field) that will address the new game formats. These align with the US Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDI) announced last year.

Each in-person license course lasts for five (5) hours and the cost/license is $45 (plus the $25 DCC fee).

COACH KEY QUALITIES

  • Leading the Team: Keys for organizing the group, role of the club and parents.
  • Leading the Player: A coach must know the age characteristics of the player.
  • Coaching Training Session: How to organize a practice and teaching tools; How to put together a practice plan?
  • Coaching Games: Tips for organizing your team for the game.
  • Managing the Performance Environment: Goals of developing this age group.
  • Leadership: The coach as a role model.

SPRING 2018 – SYA SOCCER SPONSORED PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE DATES

You MUST take the new Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module prior to registering for any of the following Grassroots courses. This Intro Course replaces the F License, which is no longer available.

The Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module is a no-cost module accessed through your DCC profile.

1. If you do not have a DCC profile, you may sign up for one at dcc.ussoccer.com.

1. From your profile, select “Courses” at the top of the page.

2. Under “Available Courses”, select “Begin Course”.

3. Complete the 20-minute module.

  • 4 v 4 Player Development Initiative – two parts (must attend both parts):   CANCELLED – DID NOT GET MINIMUM NUMBER NEEDED  
  • 11 v 11 Player development Initiative – two parts (must attend both parts):  Part 1.  Classroom, Fri Apr 13, TBA location, 7:00-10:00pm, Part 2.  Turf/Gym (come dressed to play) Fri April 20; TBA location, 7:00-10:00pm.  This is appropriate for U14, U16 and U19 age groups.  U9-U12 age groups can take either this module or 4 v 4 module.

REGISTRATION IS NOW HANDLED THROUGH YOUR DCC PROFILE.  If you do not have a DCC profile, you may sign up for one at dcc.ussoccer.com.

 


 


CONCUSSION FACT SHEET FOR COACHES

The FACTS:

  • A concussion is a BRAIN INJURY.
  • All concussions are serious.
  • Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness.
  • Concussions can occur in any sport.
  • Recognition and proper management of concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION:

A concussion is an injury that changes how the celss in the brain normally work.  A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull.  Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.  Concussions can also result from a fall or from players colliding with each other or with obstacles, such as a goalpost.

The potential for concussions is greatest in athletic environments where collisions are common.  Concussions can occur, however, in any organized or unorganized sport or recreational activity.  As many as 3.8 million sports – and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year.

RECOGNIZING A POSSIBLE CONCUSSION

To help recognize a concussion, you should watch fo rthe follwoing two things among your athletes:

  1. A forceful blow to the head or body that results in rapid movement of the head.

AND

  1. Any change in the athlete’s behavior, thinking, or physical functioning.

ACTION PLAN – WHAT SHOULD A COACH DO WHEN A CONCUSSION IS SUSPECTED?

  1. Remove the athlete from play.  Look for the signs and symptoms of a concussion.  If your athlete has experienced a bump or blow to the head.  Athletes who experience signs or symptoms of concussion should not be allowed ot return to play.  When in doubt, keep the athlete out of play.
  2. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated right away by an appropriate health care professional.  Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself.  Health care professional have a number of methods that they can use to assess the severity of concussions.  As a coach, recording the following information can help health care professionals in assessing the athlete after the injury:
  • Cause of the injury and force of the hit or blow to the head.
  • Any loss of conciousness (passed out/knocked out) and if so, for how long
  • Any memory loss immediately following the injury
  • Any seizures immediately following the injury
  • Number of previous concussions (if any)
  1. Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians about the possible concussion and give them the fact sheet on concussion.   Make sure they know that the athlete should be seen by a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion.
  2. Allow the athlete to return to play only with permission from a health care professional with experience in evaluating for concussion.  A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the first can slow recovery or increase the likelihood of having long-term problems.  Pervent common long-term problems.  Prevent common long-term problems and the rare second impact syndrome by delaying the athlete’s return to the activity until the player receives appropriate medical evaluation and approval for return to play.

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Course Content of “D” License Course

The D License is the highest level license that the state offers. In order to maintain consistency in the delivery and execution of the course the objectives, expectations, and grading for the “D” License course have been established. At the conclusion of the course the candidate will receive a National “D”, a State “D” or a fail. The candidate must at least 18 years of age.

 

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SYA SOCCER VALUES THE FOLLOWING E’S GREATLY

ENJOYMENT for everyone

EXCELLENCE – age appropriate, proper motivation

EDUCATION – 10-15 years—5-19

ENVIRONMENT – safe and developmentally appropriate

Great Experience for the players

Goals for SYA Soccer and each coach:

#1 Goal:  Character and personal development:  become a better person and citizen through participating in sports

#2 Goal:  Life skills:  self confidence, character, self-discipline, cooperation, friendship, industriousness, self-control, reliability, initiative, work ethic, do our best and play to win

#3 Goal:  Learn and acquire skills

#4 Goal:  Learn to play skillfully and smart

#5 Goal:  Teach team play and principles of play

#6 Goal:  Make friends, belong to a team, feel wanted and safe

#7 Goal:  Foster life long love for exercise

#8 Goal:  Appreciate and cultivate a healthy lifestyle:  no drugs, alcohol, or any other unhealthy lifestyle.


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