Recreational Soccer Clinics

Recreational Soccer Clinics

These coaching clinics are only available to Cal South member recreational leagues. These courses run two to three hours long, and there is no state certification for this clinic. The clinic is designed solely for the purpose of providing supplemental coaching education for recreational coaches.

This clinic has been structured as an educational resource provided by Cal South to our recreational leagues and is intended to introduce youth soccer to the coaches of recreational programs who have little or no experience coaching youth soccer.

The strength of the Cal South clinic is that it is designed to focus on specific soccer topic areas identified by you and your league. It can be set up to serve as an overview for all of your league's first-year coaches or can be designed to target the coaches for specific age groups. Your league can determine the topic that will serve your recreational coaching needs best.

The true value of this program is also derived from being a hands-on clinic. with the action taking place in "the true classroom" upon the field. Active participation is strongly encouraged to add to the participants' understanding and experience gained from the clinic, but is not required.

Each league can host this clinic free of charge, once a year, coordinated with Cal South's Director of Coaching Education or Coaching Education Coordinator.

Topics:

• Laws of the Game
• Teaching Proper Techniques
• Organizing & Running Effective Practice Sessions
• Small-Sided Soccer
• Fun Games Kids Love to Play
• Team Management (Coaching Philosophy, Roles of the Coach, Methods of Coaching, Sideline Coaching)
• Beginners Guide to Team Tactics (U12 and above)
• Retrieval Games (U8 and below)

Prerequisites:

• Minimum age - 16 years old
• Minimum class size: 20 participants

Course Length: 2-3 hours

Testing: None

Cost: Free

There is no state certification for this clinic. It is for educational purposes only. This clinic will be offered once per year and cannot be rolled over into subsequent years.

 

Download the Cal South Recreational Coaches Clinic Application Form

 

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