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We have programmed several coaching clinics covering all areas of coaching development from the brand new parent, novice coach, through to select coach. The intent is to provide you with all the tools you need to develop yourself into the best coach and our youth into the best soccer players they can be, while having fun. As per BC Soccer guidelines and in support of coach education Head Coaches of any youth team shall complete the appropriate CSA/BCSA coaching course respective to the age group of the team(s) they will be coaching.  CVUSC will cover the cost of the clinics for our coaches. Clinics will be held at the CVUSC Clubhouse and Valley View Fields. There is no better way to build your confidence and understanding of the basics of coaching We encourage all coaches take at least one clinic per year- our Comox Valley youth deserve it. 


ACTIVE START (U6)

At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Informal games can be set up at the end of practices or as part of a jamboree mixing exercising and games. Play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeper, and equal time should be allotted to practices and games.

FUNDAMENTALS (U7-U8)

At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Mini game formats are used, ranging from 3v3 to 5v5 and a basic league schedule can be created but no standings should be kept. All players should play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeper, and equal time should be allotted to practices and games.

LEARNING TO TRAIN (U9-U12)

This stage introduces players to disciplined training and begins to develop their understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repetitions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can range from 6v6 to 8v8 as players advance through this stage, and again a simple league schedule can be created, but no standings should be kept – the emphasis is still FUN. All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping, and the training to competition ratio should be 2 to 3 training sessions for every game.


Coaching ClinicsAge Group(s)DatesTimeCVUSC Coaches: FEEOutside Club Coaches: FEE






FundamentalsU7 - U8February 9th, 20209:00 AM - 5:00 PMFree$42.00






Learning to TrainU9 - U12February 28th, 20205:00 PM - 9:00 PMFree$72.50


February 29th, 20209:00 AM - 5:00 PM""


March 2nd, 20205:00 PM - 9:00 PM""






Active StartU5 - U6April 3rd, 20205:00 PM - 9:00 PMFreeFree






All Clinics are held at the Comox Valley United Soccer's Clubhouse located at:  1701 Lerwick Road, Courtenay, BC

* Coaches should be prepared to participate in classroom and on field.

HOW to REGISTER:
Register through Coach Center https://www.coachcentre.ca/PublicCourseSearch.aspx. You will have to set up a coach profile for yourself. Our association is BC Soccer and our region is the Upper Vancouver Island. Please select the course you are interested in taking and locate 'Comox Valley United' and register.

Any questions, please contact George at td@cvusc.org

IMPORTANT:

Coaches must complete the Making Ethical Decisions (MED) training which is necessary for “trained” status in the NCCP database (this is available, in person or home study options).  MED multi-sport module is offered through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). For more info, cost and registration:  Making Ethical Decisions (MED)

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