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Early Bird Registration Ends on Friday for Summer Residentials in Santa Barbara

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Education 0 Comments

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For the second year in a row, the NSCAA will be hosting two of its advanced diplomas as weeklong residential courses at Westmont College in Santa Barbara: the Advanced National and Premier Diplomas.

These two courses, hosted June 13-19, are a part of the NSCAA's summer residential schedule, allowing coaches to immerse themselves in their education with like-minded colleagues.

Coaches planning to take either the Advanced National or the Premier Diplomas in Santa Barbara should sign up before May 13 to save $200 on their registration price.

About Westmont College
Westmont College, founded in 1937, is liberal arts college in Montecito near Santa Barbara, Calif. Westmont College teams, nicknamed athletically as the Warriors, are part of the NAIA, primarily competing in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).

Field sessions during the NSCAA courses will be at Thorrington Field. Completed in March of 2010, the field serves as the home venue for Westmont men’s and women’s soccer, providing a state-of-the-art grass surface for two of the most storied programs in NAIA history.

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma - June 13-19

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.

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.

06/13/2016 06/19/2016 Adv. National Diploma Santa Barbara REGISTER DETAIL

NSCAA Premier Diploma - June 13-19

The Premier Diploma is the top of the residential academy offerings; Santa Barbara is one of only three sites where this course will be held. It is a 45-hour course designed to teach advanced methodology with full-sided soccer (11v11) as its focal point. Coaches are provided a course curriculum. The course content includes a thorough examination of different systems of play, including: technical and tactical implications; 11v11 topics, including coaching in the game, phase play and shadow play; sportsmanship/ethics; and a leadership component including team management, personal development and the coach's role in game development in his/her community.

Candidates will be accepted into the course (subject to available space) if they hold an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with a grade of Pass or above. Candidates will also be accepted if they hold a US Soccer “B” License or a UEFA “B” License.

Additionally, candidates with awards other than those identified above may seek admission into the Premier Diploma by submitting a letter of request and soccer playing and coaching CV to the NSCAA Director of Coaching Education.

06/13/2016 06/19/2016 Premier Diploma Santa Barbara REGISTER DETAIL

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