NSCAA Returning to Chicagoland with Two Advanced Diplomas as Summer Residentials
These courses, to be held at Elmhurst College, are a part of the NSCAA's schedule of summer residentials that allow coaches to immerse themselves in their coaching education. This summer marks the 10th year Elmhurst has hosted summer residential courses for the NSCAA.
Coaches planning to take either the National Diploma or Advanced National Diploma at Elmhurst are encouraged to register before June 11, 2016 to avoid the $200 price increase.
About Elmhurst College
Elmhurst is a city in DuPage and Cook counties in Illinois, and a western suburb of Chicago. Elmhurst College is a comprehensive four-year private liberal arts college with a tradition of service-oriented learning.
Langhorst Field, where the NSCAA course field sessions will be, serves as Elmhurst's primary outdoor facility. Renovated in 2002, the field is surrounded by an all-weather rubberized track. In 2011, the field was resurfaced with state-of-the-art FieldTurf and permanent lighting was also installed.
The National Diploma - July 11-17, 2016
The National Diploma is a 45-hour course designed to meet the needs of the more experienced coach, particularly those coaching at the high school level and higher, or youth coaches with previous certification and a number of years working with the developing player. The overall objective is to acquaint the coach with the needs of the soccer player and provide an organized and progressive methodology of coaching those needs. Basic technical and tactical knowledge is the central theme of the course in a 7v7 model.
Candidates receive a curriculum that outlines the course content and includes valuable resource material. It is recommended that candidates have already earned the NSCAA Level 6 Diploma or a USSF "E" license before registering for a National Diploma course.
The Advanced National Diploma - July 11-17, 2016
The Advanced National Diploma course is a 45-hour course that emphasizes training those players within a team concept designed to produce a successful environment. The 9v9 model is the main focus. The curriculum includes team organization and training, advanced methodology, analysis and understanding systems of play, a focus on tactics within thirds of the field, technical position overviews, match analysis and the psychological aspect of coaching.
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Testing includes oral, written and practical (coaching) evaluations. Acceptance into this course requires an NSCAA National Diploma, the US Soccer National "D" or "C" License, a Canadian National "B" License, or a UEFA "Level 2" Certificate.
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