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Coerver Youth Diploma

Youth Diploma 1 Course Overview 

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The purpose of the Youth Diploma 1 is to help you, whether you are a professional academy coach, senior or junior youth coach, or teacher or parent to plan & deliver more effective youth coaching sessions. You will learn about the 6 Part Pyramid of Player Development that is the Coerver Curriculum: The Pyramid of Moves that breaks down the most complicated actions into simple, learnable steps and families; the Coerver Pathway to Soccer Excellence that features graduated pressure training to develop the Coerver Code’s 5 S qualities of skill, speed, strength , spirit and smarts. You will discover how the New Coerver® Coaching Session Planner makes your weekly, monthly or even season long session planning a breeze. The Course will feature many proven, high quality drills & games from Coerver® Coaching’s 31 yr old history in the 4 Lectures and 4 Field Sessions where attendees are encouraged to join in and learn by doing.

On the course you will learn:How the 6 Part Pyramid of Player Development simplifies and encompasses the entire Coerver Curriculum. The 3 Part Pyramid of Moves breaks down Changes of Direction, Stops & Starts and Feint movements into simple, teachable steps and move families. The Coerver Pathway to Soccer Excellence takes players cross the Coerver Skills Bridge and develops game effective skills by means of graduated pressure training. The Coerver Code outlines 5 S qualities of Skill, Speed, Strength, Spirit and Smarts that is the Coerver Coaching Mission. The new 5 DVD set Coerver® Coaching Session Planner saves you the frustrations and time spent searching for training ideas and structure and makes your weekly, monthly or season long session planning easy. The Course features many proven, high quality drills & games from Coerver® Coaching’s 31 yr history. There will be youth players to demonstrate and play. But attendees are encouraged to join in and learn by doing and having fun.

New Coerver® Youth Diploma 2 Course Overview 

This Course has been developed by Coerver® Coaching co-founders Charlie Cooke and Alfred Galustian from over 30 years of knowledge and work around the world at all levels of the game, from grass roots to leading federations, clubs, managers and stars of International Football.

It is designed for all levels of coaches, from beginner to advanced, teachers or parents, to give them a greater understanding of how to plan & deliver more effective coaching sessions based on the Coerver® Coaching Philosophy.

Course Content

Coerver Youth Diploma 2 will focus on our approach to team play and will feature:

  • The Coerver Code / Kid, the original image of our ideal Coerver Kid's 5 "S"s, Skills, Smarts, Speed, Strength and Spirit that all of Coerver Coaching is built upon.
  • An effective Coerver team style, the BOX / TRAP system, that is explained in detail throughout the Course.
  • The individual and small group skills needed to be a successful BOX / TRAP team.
  • Drills and small sided games adaptable to all ages and abilities you can take back to your practice field that teach and reinforce the BOX / TRAP team play skills.
  • Discussion of The Growth Mindset and pursuit of excellence through study and hard work that we want all Coerver students to have.
  • The technical, tactical and mental skills and practices that help students become adaptable and effective players in any position.

Course Curriculum

SATURDAY (8:30a – 3:30p)

8:30a – 8:40a - Youth Diploma Course 2 Introduction 
8:45a – 9:35a - Lecture: "Youth Player Health & Wellbeing" 
9:40a - 10:15a - Lecture: "The Coerver® Approach to Team Play"
10:30a - 12:00p - Field Session: "Developing Coerver Kids"
12:00p – 12:15p - Q & A. Wrap up
12:15p – 1:00p - LUNCH
1:00p – 1:40p - Lecture: "Box / Trap Defending"  
1:50p – 3:15p - Field Session: "Pressing, Possessing and Protecting" 
3:15p – 3:30p - Q & A. Wrap up

SUNDAY (8:30a – 3:30p)

8:30a – 9:15a - Lecture 
9:30a - 10:15a - Lecture: "Box / Trap Attacking"
10:30a – 12:00p - Field Session: "Protecting, Probing and Penetrating" 
12:00p – 12:15p - Q & A. Wrap up
12:15p – 1:00p - LUNCH 
1:00p – 1:30p - Lecture: "Box / Trap Finishing" 
1:45p – 3:15p - Field Session: "Box / Trap Finishing" 
3:15p – 3:30p - Q & A. Wrap up

Youth Diploma Course 2 Package

  • 12 hours of expert on the field and classroom training
  • Online access to videos from our Session Planner DVD set
  • Online access to all the drills and games featured in the course field sessions
  • Course booklet with drills and course information
  • Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma Jersey
  • Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch on both days, breakfast snacks, coffee and Gatorade®
  • Coerver® Coaching social  
Coerver Youth Diploma Online Registration


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