Coaches and Assistant Coaches,
The Pittsford Mustangs Soccer Club is encouraging you to participate in upcoming Coaching Workshops sponsored by NYSW. These workshops will help you plan and run more effective practices and increase your understanding of the sport.
To register for the upcoming workshops, follow the instructions at the following website:
There are no costs for Coaches that currently have a child registered in either the Mustangs USL or Travel Soccer Programs.
STATE E CERTIFICATION
The State E Certification course is designed for the coach of players that are preparing to or already playing the 11 v 11 game. Focus is on the players aged 12 through 14. Candidates are introduced to the methodology of coaching that is used throughout the National Coaching School Program. The use of small-sided games to teach technique and tactics will be demonstrated. The preparation of lesson plans that progress in a simple to complex fashion is a main focus of the course. Laws of the Game and Team Management are also included in the curriculum. The course is 18 hours in duration and is normally conducted on Friday evenings through Sunday afternoons.
There is no testing on this course, however candidates must be in attendance at all scheduled sessions. No pre-requisites are required, yet one must be 17 years of age to take this course.
NATIONAL AND STATE D LICENSE.
The D License course is the first step in the National Licensing accreditation. The course is designed to prepare, and is a pre-requisite for the National C License. The course focuses on the youth player that is 14 through 18 years of age. Candidates are tested in their understanding of the technical and tactical demands of the game and the developmental process necessary for players in this age group. The course provides an opportunity to further understand the practical coaching methodology and framework necessary to prepare players and a team for competition. The course also covers Team Management and Match Analysis. Candidates are tested in both practical coaching ability and knowledge of the game through theory papers.
The course is 36 hours in duration and normally takes place over two weekends. Applicants must have held the E Certification for 12 months. No waiver of the E License requirement will be granted for this course. Candidates must be 18 years of age to take this course.
This is a Pass/ Fail course. Candidates will either be granted a National D License or deemed to be not ready, and issued a State Certification. Candidates granted a National D License are required to wait 12 months before applying for a C License. Candidates receiving an NR (Not Ready) must be re-tested before upgrading to a National C license. Candidates wishing to be re-tested must contact the State Director of Coaching and attend the second weekend of a scheduled D course. There is a $25 fee for re-testing.