WLYSA offers coaching courses free of charge to WLYSA Coaches. Contact the WLYSA office for information on registering for any of the following courses being offered:
Active Start (Coaching the U6 Player) – April 2 2015, at TRU
At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting.
Soccer for Life (Coaching the U13 and older Player) – April 11/12 2015, at TRU
At this stage, skill training demands and training loads are increased to develop and refine skills and tactics. Tactical awareness becomes an increasingly important facet of training, alongside mental toughness, concentration, and diligence.
Learn to Train (Coaching the U9 to U12 Player) – April 25/26 2015, at the Esler Soccer Clubhouse
This stage introduces players to disciplined training and begins to develop their understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repetitions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can range from 6v6 to 8v8 as players advance through this stage, and again a simple league schedule can be created, but no standings should be kept – the emphasis is still FUN