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4 Coaches pass USSF D License

05/24/2016, 9:00am CDT
By Illinois Fusion

Coangrats Coaches

Congratulations Coaches

A big congratulations to Craig Goodwin, Brandon Menke, Ryan O'Connell & Joseph Ward who all recently passed their USSF D Licenses. Well Done Guys!


D License Summary


What are the key components of the "D" license course?

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team. 
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of U.S. Soccer's Athlete Development Model.
  • Build on the foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.  

What are the specific target outcomes of the course?

  • Teach the Principles of Play in a training environment. (7v7 to 9v9).
  • Apply the Principles of Play to functional group roles in a full team system.
  • Plan a sequence of training and weekly cycles to complete a season plan.


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