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Early Bird Registration Price Deadline is May 13 for the Residential Courses in Delaware

Posted on May 6, 2016 in Education 0 Comments

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The idea of the University of Delaware offering NSCAA educational opportunities may be familiar to some, as both have teamed up to educate coaches through the Master Coach Diploma/Soccer Leader Certificate each year.

But come June 13-19, UD will host two NSCAA summer residential courses for the first time: the National and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diplomas. These two courses are a part of the NSCAA's summer schedule of  week-long residential opportunities, allowing coaches to fully immerse themselves in their education surrounded by like-minded colleagues.

Coaches planning to take either course in Delaware need to register before the price increase deadline of May 13, 2016.

About the University of Delaware
The University of Delaware is the largest university in the state. The main campus is in Newark, with satellite campuses in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes, and Georgetown. It is medium-sized – approximately 18,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. UD is a privately governed university which receives public funding for being a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant and urban-grant state-supported research institution.

The backdrop for field sessions at the two NSCAA residential courses in June will be Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium. The site includes a soccer field and a quarter-mile all-weather track. Thanks to the $1.5 million gift from the Grants, the stadium underwent extensive renovations in 2014. Prior upgrades were made to the facility in 2000, 2011, and in 2013, including the installation of a natural Bermuda grass playing surface.

The NSCAA National Diploma - June 13-19

The National Diploma is a 45-hour course designed to help coaches with more advanced players, and explore a variety of teaching models and methodologies. The course includes sessions on the teaching process and psychological skills training. Candidates receive a curriculum that outlines the course content and includes valuable resource material. Testing includes oral, written, and coaching evaluations in a variety of areas including (but not limited to):

  • The impression you make
  • If you made a professional appearance
  • How you approach a session
  • Exhibiting enthusiasm while coaching, as well as taking a positive approach towards the players


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.

06/13/2016 06/19/2016 National Diploma Newark DE REGISTER DETAIL

The NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping - June 13-19

The Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma is a 50-hour residential course and is one of the most comprehensive goalkeeping courses for coaches anywhere in the world. Lectures will focus on all aspects of advanced positioning, communication, goalkeeper psychology, fitness and methodology for training goalkeepers.

There will also be field sessions dealing with the following topics:

  • Basic to advanced handling
  • Training goalkeepers to make diving saves
  • Resolving the through-ball
  • Breakaway saves
  • Dealing with all aspects of flank attacks
  • Commanding the penalty area
  • Learning how to win the space behind the defense.
  • Training the team and goalkeeper on backpass situations
  • Developing the goalkeeper’s ability to distribution


Additionally, the course will deal with training goalkeepers to cover the space behind them when they are extended, coaching coaches to teach goalkeepers how to read the game, how to organize the defense and how to control game tempo.

Note: There is a pre-course assignment associated with taking an Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma course. The assignment is to provide a video showing a candidate training/coaching a goalkeeper(s). Additional details on the assignment will be sent to you after you have registered for the course.

06/13/2016 06/19/2016 Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma Newark DE REGISTER DETAIL

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