NSCAA launches Next Generation Coach seminar to help jumpstart soccer coaching careers
Periodically, the NSCAA receives questions from new or aspiring coaches on how to jumpstart their soccer coaching career. Seeing that need, the NSCAA has revamped its "So You Want to be a Soccer Coach" seminar into the Next Generation Coach program.
Hosted in conjunction with the 2013 Convention in Indianapolis, the program is specifically designed to equip budding coaches with the information needed to start their careers. Next Generation Coach will take place Saturday, Jan. 19, and will allow attendees to receive information specific to them and also attend the sessions taking place at the NSCAA Convention.
Convention clinicians and NSCAA Academy Staff members Gary Cook (Wilbraham & Monson Academy) and Deb Raber (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) have developed the lesson plan to include career advice, coaching techniques, resume building and other aspects of coaching. Additionally, the information has been developed for high school upperclassmen and college students, regardless of the level the he or she wants to coach in the future.
Next Generation Coach attendees will receive a Special Topics diploma, an NSCAA introductory membership, a professional coaching resume, an attendee t-shirt and an unprecedented network of new and seasoned coaches.
Registration for the Next Generation Coach seminar is open and available online. Early registration for the course is $79 through November 30 and goes up to $99 after that date. Space is limited.
Also launching today is the Next Generation Coach contest which will award one lucky person free entry into the January seminar. Now through November 26, entrants can submit a 150-250 word response or minute-long video answering at least one of the following questions:
- Why do you coach?
- Who inspired you to enter the coaching profession?
- What is it about soccer drives you to stay involved with the sport?
Entries will be judged on thoroughness and creativity of responses. Submissions can be sent along with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Next Generation Coach” in the subject line. For video submissions, entrants can post the video online and forward the link.
Additional information about the Next Generation Coach contest is available at nscaa.com/icoach.