News and notes from the alliance

Spring Scheduling Meeting - Sunday March 15

The spring 2020 scheduling meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the Petoskey High School Media Center. 


Please register your team prior to the scheduling meeting.


Every team (u9-u18 boys and u9-u14 girls) will need to have a representative at this scheduling meeting of they would like to participate in league play. 


Please also note that 2005 girls who are in 8th grade and are "trapped" in the spring by their freshmen u15 teammates from the fall moving on to high school soccer this spring are welcome to play on u14 girls teams. 

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Coaching education opportunities

USSF National "D" License

The Petoskey Youth Soccer Association is hosting an USSF National "D" License Coaching Clinic on the following dates:

3/13/20 - 3/15/20 (Weekend 1)

6/27/20 - 6/28/20 (Weekend 2)


  

You can register for this course at: http://www.michiganyouthsoccer.org/Page553.aspx

Prerequisites

The prerequisite for the USSF D course is attending an in-person Grassroots Course. The Petoskey Youth Soccer Association is also hosting this course next Sunday, January 26th. You can register for those courses at:


To qualify for the D license, candidates will need to register and take both courses.

About the "D" License

The D License is a 36-40 hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National E License.  It consists of theoretical (classroom) and practical (field) instruction on teaching the four components of soccer; technique, tactics, fitness and psychology as they relate to U13-U14 players.  The course is broken down into four phases:  Preparation Phase, Instructional Phase, Deliberate Practice Phase and Performance Review Phase.  This course also includes an extensive "methods" component designed to improve the teaching skills of coaches in recognizing "coachable moments".  The minimum time is would take to receive a D License is 2-4 months. 

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