NSCAA Level 1 Diploma Sat Oct 4, 2014Oct 06, 2014
SA United Soccer Club a hosted NSCAA Level 1 Diploma
Saturday October 4, 2014
On Saturday October 4, 2014, SA United Soccer Club hosted a NSCAA Level 1 Diploma which was well attended by candidates including Senior Players from our 98 and 97 Boys and Girls teams.
The course was run by State Technical Director Neil Hull and assisted by Bart Valerio. The candidates spent the first part of the course in the classroom with Neil taking them through a presentation on working with 4, 5, 6 and 7 year olds. The presentation included excellent information on physical and pyschological aspects of young players as well as a focus on designing age appropriate training sessions for U4-U8 players.
The second part of the course took place at the GVTC Communications Sportsplex. Neil and Bart ran various activities using the candidates as players. The activities were designed for the U4-U8 player and focused on simple but fun and effective games, ranging from dribbling, passing, turning and shooting.
The candidates then had the chance to design and run their own sessions with the staff instructors providing plenty of constructive feedback.
It was a great course and an excellent opportunity for our Senior players to start their coaching education and continue to work on overall development.