This photo features the delegates to the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma held in Hicksville, NY over the last two weekend's and shows the 40+ delegates and 4 staff which include myself, John Fitzgerald, coach of the US Merchant Marine Academy and Paul Marco Course Director and Head Coach at SUNY Binghamton.
The Advanced National Diploma course is a 9 versus 9 course focusing on;
- Functional Training - Coaching players in their positional play...the areas of the field where they function.
- Methods of Coaching - Various ways of coaching soccer, including Shadow Play, Phase Play, Pattern Play and Coaching In The Game.
- Unit coaching - Training the backs, midfielders and forwards.
- Systems of Play - How the coach can use various systems of play to enhance the teaching of different themes e.g. counter attacking using a 3- 4 - 1 fomation or high pressing using a 3-2-3 formation.
To attend or host an NSCAA course please contact the NSCAA head office at (816) 471-1941 or access their website at www.NSCAA.com).