Post by doubleduece on Jan 20, 2011 13:14:05 GMT -5
To Coach High School you need to have passed the NFHS coaching course and than you receive your OHSAA License. Everything else is simply a certificate. Many college coaching seminars are as good or better than the USSF training courses. In fact I prefer the college seminars. but at my age, 70 yrs, I'm a little bias. I think the NFHS course is as good as anything the USSF puts out when it comes to motavating children.
The NFHS course was garbage. It is only a helpful tool for someone that has never played/coached sports, or only played/coached in a very unhealthy environment.
The college seminars are useful and serve their purpose, but they tend to be extremely repetitive so you have to venture out to new areas to try and get new information.
The USSF and NSCAA courses are both extremely beneficial in multiple areas, and would benefit nearly every soccer coach.
doubleduece, if you think the NFHS course and college seminars as good as anything USSF puts out then you obviously have not attended anything but the most basic USSF (or NSCAA) course.
In my opinion there is no single class, course, seminar, etc. is the key, but rather focus on continual education with a broad group of sources to best develop oneself as a coach.
Well put dropkick. Insert what you consider the best from a multitude of forums and blend them in with your experience and style. Afterall, while many elements are common amongst programs, conditions vary (strength/weakness) when analyzing and addressing the needs of your individual program. Furthermore, to limit your search for resources is to deny the overall will to improve...and there is always room to improve.
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Post by doubleduece on Feb 9, 2011 20:49:20 GMT -5
I don't know what seminars you've attended, but the several I have both in and out of Ohio generally have 4-6 coaches on 4-6 differant subjects. Very similiar format to the NSCAA format at the convention. But than each person learns at the level they are most comfortable with. I like collegiate.
good to hear you enjoyed the Adv Nat and premier courses. I am looking forward to my Adv Nat course...
In MY OPINION I have found the NSCAA courses more rewarding then the USSF courses, but either way they have all been extremely educational and have helped mature me as a coach.
I did my Advanced National too, it was alright. Personally, I enjoyed the National a lot more -- to me it seemed I had more interaction with my instructor.
I could not agree more about the NSCAA courses in relation to the USSF courses. I am going to try and do my "C" License this summer. I have been looking at doing a UEFA "B" in Ireland, there's one in June, but I don't think I can swing it.
I took the "C" last year, it was good, but I was more impressed with the National as I felt I got more from it.
Heading over to pick up a UEFA license would be a dream. I would love to see UEFA parter with the USSF or NSCAA: UEFA course states side and a USSF/NSCAA course in Europe? My wife simply went let me take a European "vacation" without her...
Dropkick, come join our club and you can get your UEFA license! We have a partnership with West Ham United where coaches can get their European License!
..... tell me more....
Be careful, as some of these "easier to get European licenses" may look good on paper, but aren't any more valuable than the paper they are printed on...same as the NSCAA/USSF...all depends on what you want from the course...get from the course...and...who is teaching the course...
While these licenses would hold some weight in the States, most club directors and collegiate programs know better nowadays and they won't really help you get where "I personally" know you want to go...
You'd need/want a UEFA A or B Badge and it takes at least 6 months to be in position for a UEFA B badge...that's a long, expensive course that "must" take place overseas...for evidence of this...try and find-out how many "American" born and raised coaches have either of those...I know of "zero." - literally...of all the coaches I know, not a single one comes to mind (I'm sure I'm probably forgetting someone - my apologies if I am) with either of those badges who is American born and bred...all of them who do hold anything even close have moved to America and are either naturalized or here on a visa, etc...
Now, before anyone goes off...I'm not saying American born coaches can't achieve it, because it can and has been done...it's just that one would pretty much have to live over there for at least 6 months and not work...who can afford that?!?!?!?!?!?
Enough typing for now...I'm trying to watch the Portland Timbers in the rain...
BTW...congrats to Bob and Scott for their new stomping grounds...I miss the high-school game (sometimes) over-there, but I really love where i am and what I'm doing...hey, I get paid to do what I love to do all-day, everyday...coach, recruit, teach, etc...my administration is behind me with money, support and time to build...wouldn't trade back for anything...even though I do miss parts of coaching the HS and club level...there are some things about club and hs that you just don't get to experience at the college-level...