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Sandpoint Soccer Association


I am anxious to get the spring season underway, though I am not holding my breath….

There will be a couple Coaching Courses offered here and in Spokane in the coming months. We encourage all of you to pursue the licensing. The courses offer many insights and ideas to much of what you will experience in training and games. Additionally it is a great way to meet and network with area coaches. At the last course there were 20 coaches from MT/ID/WA/OR. What a great environment.

D License
April 7-9, 2017
Jun 17-19, 2017
Coeur d’ Alene, ID

Course Details

USSF National "D" License is held over two weekends, at least two months apart.

The "D" License course has four phases:  PREPARATION PHASE(which starts as soon as you register for the course so the sooner you register the longer you will have to complete assignments such as the first Deliberate Practice Sessions), INSTRUCTIONAL PHASE (the first in-person phase held the weekend of April 7-9 with classroom sessions), DELIBERATE PRACTICE PHASE (the time period between the two in-person phases when the second set of Deliberate Practice Sessions will be completed), and the PERFORMANCE PHASE (the second in-person phase held June 16-17).

Typically each weekday will begin at 5:30pm and end at 9:30pm, with Saturday/Sunday running from 9am-5pm. Tuition for the course is $225, which includes the entire course (all 4 phases) and use of the DCC lesson planning tools.

Candidates MUST hold the USSF "E" License for six months before the start date of the Instructional Phase.NOTE: If the DCC will not allow you to register because you have not held the "E" License for at least six months but the "D" License course will not start until that six months is complete then please contact Skyler Bell at sbell@idahoyouthsoccer.org.

There is extensive homework that must be completed no later that one week before the first night of the course. You will complete each assignment within the DCC and will receive your evaluation through the DCC.

If the course does not reach a minimum amount of candidates the course will be cancelled and money refunded. If you register and pay, refunds may be requested if you need to withdraw.

Please address any questions to Skyler Bell at sbell@idahoyouthsoccer.org.

D License
Jun 9-11, 2017
Dec 1-3, 2017
Spokane, WA

Course Details

The D course consists of two course meetings separated by a minimum 10 week development period. The total course duration is approximately 2 months.

Weekend 1 (Instructional Phase): June 9-11th, 2017

Weekend 2 (Performance Review): Dec 1-3rd, 2017

All Candidates must complete pre-course work and submit assignments to the DCC 2 weeks prior to attending.any late course work or will receive a score of zero, for the assignment:
Instructional Phase (weekend 1):
  • Laws of the Game
  • Concussion Awareness
  • Deliberate Practice 1 (Initial)
  • Practice Coaching (weekend 1); topic will be assigned after registration closes
  • Self Reflection (1st weekend)

Developmental Stage: Submit 3 DP's and Self Reflections between Phase 1 and 2 (instructor will provide dates, generally due 2 weeks prior to phase 2)

Performance Phase:
  • Practical Performance Review (topic will be received 2 weeks prior to class)
  • Practice Coaching( topic will be received 2 weeks prior to class)
  • Self Reflection (Final)(2nd weekend)

E License
May 19-21, 2017
Spokane, WA

Course Details

Candidates must complete and submit all pre-course assignments and class assignments on or before required due dates in the DCC.

  • Team Management
  • Laws of the Game
  • Concussion Awareness/Prevention and Care Topic
  • for Session Plan will be handed out Friday of the course
Read: All candidates are expected to read Field and Lecture Resources, located under the Resource Tab.

Cancellation and Refund policy in the disclaimer or on the WYS webpage

All info can be found on the US Soccer website: https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses/available/1/all/details/1/

Please let me know if you have any other questions!

“We can teach only if we are willing to learn”- Simon Sink

Julio Morales
District 1 Director

Rick Mullins
Director of Coaching -Sandpoint Strikers Soccer Club