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* U.S. Soccer Goalkeeping License Open to Goalkeeper and Team Coaches
* "A" License Coaches Receive Eight CEUs Upon Completion of the Course
CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2009) — U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department will conduct its National Goalkeeping License course Jan. 24-31, 2010 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Registration will open Tuesday, Oct. 6, after a pre-registration period for active members of CoachesNet, U.S. Soccer’s official coaches club. Current CoachesNet members will have the first opportunity to register beginning today.
The U.S. Soccer National Goalkeeping License is intended for both the goalkeeper coach and the team coach. The eight-day course focuses on improving the coaches' ability to train goalkeepers individually, as well as integrate them into team training. The course will also give coaches insight into the technical, tactical, physical and psychological components of being a goalkeeper.
“The focus of the course is to teach coaches how to properly identify and train goalkeepers,” said Youth National Teams Assistant coach Tim Mulqueen, who trains goalkeepers of all ages across the youth national teams. “Not every team has a specific goalkeeper trainer, so the course is aimed at teaching basic integration concepts to some coaches and improving and enhancing ideas of the position to others.”
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Participants will learn the most up-to-date training methods in goalkeeping, prepare them to run a proper training session and give insight into the position that they previously may not have had. The course will outline what is required in developing ‘keepers at all ages and will enhance the coach’s ability to properly train the goalkeeper and thus accelerate the player's development.
“The U.S. has been known for some exceptional goalkeepers playing in leagues across the world, but we cannot assume that this will always be the case,” said Mulqueen. “We cannot take development for granted. We need to continue producing top-flight keepers.”
Designed as a compliment to U.S. Soccer’s License courses, the eight-day school includes field and classroom sessions and concludes with intensive testing on theoretical and practical applications of the game. The course also includes valuable instruction in coaching methodology, team management and fitness.
To learn more about the Goalkeeping license visit http://www.ussoccer.com/Coaches/Licenses/Goalkeeping.aspx
Registration is open to coaches who currently hold a U.S. Soccer “A” or “B” license or those coaches who match these requirements with another license, diploma or professional experience. Upon completion, “A” License coaches will receive eight (8) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendance at the eight-day course.
Registration opens on Sept. 29 for CoachesNet members and Oct. 6 for all eligible coaches. As always, space is limited for these select courses. Click here for more information on U.S. Soccer National Coaching Schools, including an application for all 2010 Winter National Coaching Schools.
For other coaching inquiries, please contact U.S. Soccer's Coaching Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.