UEFA Coaching License For American Soccer Coaches
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Last March, American Made Soccer Consultants
We worked with the Hessischer Fussball Verband in Grünberg, Germany and the course was conducted entirely in English over a two-week period.
Twenty-two coaches attended the inaugural course.
The soccer coaches who traveled with us to Germany came from all over the USA including Utah, Florida, Missouri, Germany, Indiana, California, New Jersey, Italy, South Dakota, Georgia, Minnesota, England, Texas, and Nevada.
All the instructors for our course were approved by the Deutscher Fussball-Bund, also known as the German Football Association. The instructors were personable, knowledgeable and regularly chatted with us as they joined all of us for some of our meals.
The American Made Soccer Consultants coaching development tour is a continuing education opportunity that will supplement your license with U. S. Soccer and/or your diploma with United Soccer Coaches.
The American Made Soccer Consultants coaching program is a comprehensive immersion in to the German soccer culture with the advtantage of English speaking instructors.
Below is a sample of the C-License course guide.
The regular format of the training course consists of at least 120 learning units which corresponds to 45 minutes. It includes basic knowledge and two voluntary modules:
In contrast to the German participants who can choose, the American coaches are supposed to complete the modules “Basic knowledge”, “Youngsters” and “Adults”.
Certain contents, as well as the practical work on the field, will be treated more precise because of the uncertain level of experience of the participants.
- Basic knowledge (30 LM) => provided 40 LU
- Children (40 LM) => provided 40 LU
- Youngsters (40 LM) => provided 80 LU
- Adults (40 LM) => provided 120 LU
- Goalkeeper (40 LM) => provided 40 LU
- Exam (10 LM) => provided certain efficiency controls
In the following, the contents of the individual modules are illustrated
• General basics of the football match
• Planning, Arrangement, Structure and Control of a training session
• Basic concepts of training theory (fitness)
• First aid and sport injuries
Basic principles of team leadership
• Non-sportive supervision
• Coach personality
After years of coaching and being the Technical Advisor for US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in America and the leader in youth soccer, I recommend that coaches also
A new tour schedule will be announced at the beginning of 2020 with details for each day of the program.
In general, during the course, the coaches will have theory lessons from 9:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. and field sessions from 10:45 A.M. to 12:15 P.M., during which the candidates will participate as players.
From 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. theory-lessons and from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. a field session with youth players.
In the evenings, there will frequently be working groups (very busy). But we will make sure that we have time to do a hospitality session with a Youth Bundesliga Team.
We will also attend a Bundesliga match – T.B.D. The cost of the match is included in the tour fee.
The March 2019 course was a great success with several coaches providing testimonials.
“The UEFA “C” License course in Germany was one of my best experiences of my life.”Coach Will Dishman
For more information, please visit UEFA “C” License Course .