Lake Stevens Soccer Club

 
Coaching Education

LSSC welcomes beginning coaches at all levels and offers a variety of resources to help you develop your coaching skills.

Rockets Club Sessions: The club will once again utilize the UK International coach and player development program for all Rocket coaches. In addition, we're teaming up this year with coaches from UK International to provide a series of clinics for both players and coaches in August. We will be sending out more details about these sessions soon.

U8-U19 Free Coach and Play Clinics: The following sessions will be available for registered LSSC coaches and players at no cost:

Date Time Topic Location Registration
July 10th 5-6pm Soccer for New Coaches Lochsloy No
July 10th 6-7pm Player Motivation and Team Dynamics Lochsloy No
August 1st TBD Soccer for New Coaches (Rockets) TBD No
August 5th 6:15-8:30 Positive Coaching Alliance Lake Stevens ncyouthsoccer.com
August 8th TBD North County Goalie Clinic Kasch TBD
August 9th 5:00-6:30,
6:30 -8:00
U7-U10 UK Players Clinic Lochsloy No
August 16th 5:00-6:30,
6:30 -8:00
U7-U10 UK Players Clinic Lochsloy No
August 23rd 5:00-6:30,
6:30 -8:00
U7-U10 UK Players Clinic Lochsloy No
August 27th TBD North County Goalie Clinic Kasch TBD
September 6th 5:00-6:30,
6:30 -8:00
U7-U10 UK Players Clinic Lochsloy No
September 18th TBD North County Goalie Clinic Kasch TBD

National Licenses: Washington Youth Soccer offers a coaching education program aligned with the US Soccer curriculum. These courses are designed to help you understand the characteristics and needs of the youth athlete and plan age-appropriate training sessions and game strategies. LSSC encourages all coaches to pursue education through WYS and has some limited funding available to reimburse course registration fees for those who obtain their grassroots licenses and are registered to coach a LSSC team during the Fall 2019 session.

The grassroots program offers a brief/free online introductory course and both in-person and online courses for 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 groups. Fees for the in-person courses are set by the club delivering the training, online courses are currently $25 each.

For a list of upcoming in-person course dates in Washington click HERE.

For a description of the A through D license courses offered by WYS click HERE.

To register for the online courses go to https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses , select the "Grassroots Courses" dropdown on the left, select the "Online Courses" dropdown, then select the level of course you would like to take.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these grassroots training sessions please contact Chet Stevenson at vpdev@lakestevenssoccer.com prior to registering to ensure funds are still available. After you have completed the course you will need to email a copy of your completion certificate to vpdev@lakestevenssoccer.com in order to receive a reimbursement.

Finally, if you don't feel ready to take on the role of head coach, ask your team's coach if he/she needs an Assistant Coach. This is a great way to get started as a youth soccer coach.