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Youth Coaching Clinic Announced

December 31, 2003 09:00 PM
Oregon Youth Soccer Association will host a U.S. Soccer National Youth License course June 16-21 in Portland.

The six-day course will feature course founder Dr. Thomas Fleck (U.S. Soccer National Staff) as the lead instructor, and contain written, oral and practical coaching examinations.

The curriculum will emphasize coaching children ages 6-12 years old. Each day of the course will focus on a different age group (U-6, U-8, U-10, and U-12) and the physical, psychological and social characteristics displayed by children.

Candidates will be videotaped while coaching players to serve as a learning tool. The candidates keep their videotape at the end of the week. Children of the appropriate ages will be on site each day for the candidates to gain realistic practical experience.

All coaches and administrators are encouraged to attend this course.

On successful completion of the course a candidate MAY be eligible to become a State Association staff instructor of the age appropriate curriculum. See your State Association director of coaching for details.

Dates: June 16 to 21, 2002

Location: Portland, Oregon

Cost: $450.00 (does not include food or lodging). OYSA can help find lodging or placement with homestay.

Prerequisites: Candidates must be at least eighteen years old and hold a NSCAA Regional Diploma or an "E" certificate to apply.

To receive an application and further details contact the Oregon Youth Soccer Association state office at (503) 626-4625 or e-mail to or write us at 4840 SW Western Avenue, Suite 800, Beaverton, OR 97005 or FAX to (503) 520-0302.

All applications must be received by Friday, May 24.




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