FC Nova Youth League - Coach Education

The FC Nova Soccer Club offers two (2) types of training for the coaches and asst coaches in the Youth League:

  • Coach Certification Courses (hosted by Idaho Youth Soccer)
  • Coach Preseason Skills Training Sessions (hosted by FC Nova)

Coach Certification Courses (hosted by Idaho Youth Soccer)

Idaho Youth Soccer (IYSA) hosts several certification courses for coaches and asst coaches throughout the year. Three of these courses are relevant for coaches in our Youth League:

  • Youth Module - Level I: This course is designed for coaches and assistant coaches for our U5/U6 and U7/U8 Youth League teams. Theory of youth development through 8 years. Skill-builders, methods of coaching and practical practice ideas for the beginning coach. Also includes an intro to team management. (3.5 hours)
  • Youth Module - Level II: This course is designed for coaches and assistant coaches for our U9/U10 Youth League teams. Theory of youth development through 10 years. Practical activities to build technique and to develop motor skills. Also includes an intro to team management. (3.5 hours)
  • "E" License: Application of coaching methods to teach technique and basic tactics to youth between 11 and 14 years of age. (18 hours).

We strongly encourage all of the coaches and asst coaches in our Youth League to attend the courses listed above.

Notes:

  1. You nust be a registered coach in the FC Nova Youth League prior to signing up for any of the certification courses listed above.
  2. IYSA will charge you a fee for taking these courses. If you successfully complete any of the certification courses listed above, FC Nova will reimburse you for the fees you paid to IYSA..
  3. Coaches/Asst Coaches must pre-register with IYSA for all certification courses prior to attending.

For schedule information or to pre-register online, please visit the IYSA website by clicking on the following link:

Coach Preseason Skills Training Sessions (hosted by FC Nova)

The FC Nova Youth League also has Coach Preseason Skills Training Sessions for coaches and asst coaches before the season begins.

While the Coach Preseason Skills Training Sessions are not mandatory, all coaches and asst coaches should make every effort possible to attend the session(s) for the age groups they will be coaching.

Each session covers age-specific topics that will help you become a better coach. You can attend as many of these sessions as you want, but you must pre-register so we know how many to expect for any given session.

For schedule information or to pre-register for the Coach Preseason Skills Training Sessions, please click on the following link:

Updated: July 27, 2011