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U.S. Soccer Hosting National Goalkeeping Course May 13-20 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.


Limited Space is Available; Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Earn a Nationally Recognized License; Learn from Some of the Nation’s Top Coaches; “A” License Coaches Receive Eight CEUs upon Completion of the Course

CHICAGO (Feb. 22, 2012) — U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department will conduct a National Goalkeeping License course May 13-20 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Registration for the course is now open.

The course, intended for both the goalkeeper coach and the team coach, will focus on improving coaches’ ability to train goalkeepers individually, as well as integrate them into team training. Designed as a compliment to U.S. Soccer’s License courses, the eight-day school includes field and classroom sessions and concludes with testing on theoretical and practical applications of the game. The course also includes valuable instruction in coaching methodology, team management and fitness.

“Too many times you see goalkeepers training away from the team,” said instructor Phil Wheddon. “Our course focuses on integration and communication, which are essential for developing better goalkeepers and coaches.”

Participants will learn the most up-to-date training methods in goalkeeping, prepare them to run correct training sessions and give insight into the goalkeeping position. The course will outline what is required to develop goalkeepers at all ages and will enhance the coach’s ability to properly train the goalkeeper and thus accelerate the player’s development.

“The goalkeeping course is an excellent educational opportunity for the team or goalkeeper coach,” said U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Dave Chesler. “Under the leadership of Peter Mellor and Phil Wheddon, we have been able to teach and reach coaches with different objectives. Whether it is a coach who is specific to goalkeeping training or an experienced head coach looking for information on the position, we have been able to teach both.”

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.

For other coaching inquiries, please contact U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department at coaches@ussoccer.org.

 

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