Tuesday, March 9, 2010

D Full Schedule

“D” License Daily Schedule

Pre-course reading

Best Practices booklet (available online at http://www.ussoccer.com/)

4v4 to 11v11 progression

Candidate Guidelines for Evaluating Soccer

Care and Prevention doc


Day 1 – Friday Evening start time 6:00PM

Course Orientation (classroom) 6:00 – 6:30

Methods of Coaching Power Point Presentation (classroom) 6:30 – 7:30

The Basics of Transition Power Point presentation (classroom) 8:00 – 9:00

Care & Prevention TAKE HOME

Laws of the Game review TAKE HOME

Day 2 – Saturday start time 8:00AM

How and When to pass, dribble and receive (field) 8:00 – 9:00

Practical Coaching Demonstrations from 4v4 to 6v6 (including goalkeepers) to teach the following topics:

Playing balls in the air/heading balls (field) 9:15 – 10:30

How and when to shoot/finish with accuracy (field) 10:45 – 11:45

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30

Goalkeeping shot stopping and playing with your feet (field) 1:30 – 2:30

Principles of attack in small groups (including basic support and combination play – field) 2:45 – 4:30


Day 3 – Sunday start time 8:00AM

Principles of defending in small groups (with attention to pressuring and covering players working together - field). 8:00-9:30

Candidate Practice Coaching I (field) 9:45 – 11:45

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

Candidate Practice Coaching I (field) 1:00 - finish

End of 1st weekend


Day 4 – Friday start time 6:00 – 10:00PM

Principles of Play I with Reading the Game cycle Power Point presentation (classroom) 6:00 – 7:00

Course summary – testing review (classroom) 7:00 – 7:30

Oral Exams (classroom) 7:45 – 10:00


Day 5 –Saturday start time 8:00AM

Instructor Field Sessions (field) 8:00 – 9:30

Candidate Practice Coaching II (field) 9:45 – 11:45

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

Candidate Practice Coaching II (field) 1:15 – finish


Day 6 – Sunday start time 9:00AM

Final Field Practical Examinations 9:00 – 12:00

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

Final Field Practical Examinations 1:00 - Finish

All above topics must be covered. Order in which they are covered is based on the Lead Instructor.

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