SOCCER FOR LIFE ( U13+)

At this stage, skill training demands and training loads are increased to develop and refine skills and tactics. Tactical awareness becomes an increasingly important facet of training, alongside mental toughness, concentration, and diligence. Elite soccer groups may express interest in recruiting talented young players, but coaches and parents should be careful to recognize and protect the long-term interests of each athlete. Game formats develop from 8v8 to 11v11 (although no 11v11 prior to 13 years of age) as players grow through this stage, and the season moves toward year-round play that includes appropriate rest and recovery periods.

 

Coaches Clinic Type: Soccer for Life #1323

Dates: Mar. 25 & 26, 2017

Clinic Time: Saturday Mar. 25 & Sunday Mar. 25, 2017 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Nelson Indoor Soccer Facility

Address: 308 Cedar St

Instructor: Brett Adams

Prerequisite: Minimum 16 years old
Clinic Length: 14 hours
Clinic Fee: NYSA coaches are covered (anyone else can pay $145 directly to NYSA)

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

Schedule of Clinics and Registration CLICK HERE choose BC Soccer and search by region BC Rockies and Kootenays

 

ACTIVE START (U4-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.

Coaches Clinic Type: Active Start #1383

Dates: Apr. 8, 2017

Clinic Time: Saturday Apr. 8, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Nelson Indoor Soccer Facility

Address: 308 Cedar St

Instructor: Drissa Bouare

Prerequisite: Minimum 16 years old
Clinic Length: 3.5 hours
Clinic Fee: FREE

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

Schedule of Clinics and Registration CLICK HERE choose BC Soccer and search by region BC Rockies and Kootenays

 

 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.

Coaches Clinic Type: Learning To Train #1385

Dates: Apr. 8 & 9, 2017

Clinic Time: Saturday Apr. 8 & Sunday Apr. 9, 2017 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Nelson Indoor Soccer Facility

Address: 308 Cedar St

Instructor: Brett Adams

Prerequisite: Minimum 16 years old
Clinic Length: 14 hours
Clinic Fee: NYSA coaches are covered (anyone else can pay $72.50 directly to NYSA)

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

Schedule of Clinics and Registration CLICK HERE choose BC Soccer and search by region BC Rockies and Kootenays

 

 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.

Coaches Clinic Type: Fundamentals #1384

Dates: Apr. 8 & 9, 2017

Clinic Time: Saturday Apr. 8 1:00 PM-4:00 PM & Sunday Apr. 9, 2017 12:00-4:00 PM

Location: Nelson Indoor Soccer Facility

Address: 308 Cedar St

Instructor: Sam Heap

Prerequisite: Minimum 16 years old
Clinic Length: 7.5 hours
Clinic Fee: NYSA coaches are covered (anyone else can pay $40.00 directly to NYSA)

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

Schedule of Clinics and Registration CLICK HERE choose BC Soccer and search by region BC Rockies and Kootenays