Coaching License Level: "D" License
"D" License

The "D" License is strongly recommended for all competitive coaches of players 15 years old and up .

This 36-hour course is the most comprehensive course offered and is preparatory for National "C" licensing.

Topics:

• Principles of Play
• Athlete Development
• Session Planning
• Coaching Technique
• Coaching Tactics
• Systems of play
• Match analysis
• Sport Science

Prerequisites:

• "E" License
• Minimum age - 18 years old

Preparation Phase/Deliberate Phase Assignments:

Preparation Phase/Deliberate Phase Assignments 1, 2, and 3. All Preparation Phase/Deliberate Phase Assignments must be turned in to be eligible for license. For more information, visit here.

Click here to download the "Preparation Phase Protocol" PDF.

Click here to download the "Deliberate Phase Protocol" PDF.

Course Length: 36 hours

• 12 hours classroom
• 24 hours field

Schedule: "D" License courses will be scheduled over a minimum of eight weeks.

• Preparation Phase: Candidates are required to complete five assigned training sessions and submit two weeks prior to the first day of the class.
• Instructional Phase (Weekend One): Candidates meet face-to-face with instructors at a course.
• Deliberate Practice Phase: Candidate are required to complete five assigned training sessions and participate in two online webinars over a minimum of eight weeks. Session topics will be assigned during the instructional phase.
• Performance Review Phase (Weekend Two): Final on-field exam.

Testing:
• Practical Field Sessions

Testing Results:

• Candidates will receive a National "D" License, National "D" Certificate, or Not Ready grade.
• Candidates receiving a National "D" Certificate will be allowed to re-test at the second weekend of the "D" License Course for a $50 fee, however, they must wait a period of six months before re-testing. Candidates receiving a Not Ready grade must pay for and attend the full "D" License course, however, they must wait a period of six months before re-testing.
• It will take 3-4 weeks to receive your course results.

Cost:

• $250

All Candidates will receive  a Cal South Lesson Planner, and a Nike t-shirt at a retail value of $45.

 

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