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Cal North Provides Player Development Game to Kick Off its Multifaceted Partnership with NSCAA

Posted by NSCAA on Dec 7, 2012 in Membership 0 Comments

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The NSCAA and the California Youth Soccer Association-Cal North are pairing up to provide youth coaches in northern California access to top-rated education opportunities and provide players access to highly-trained coaches.

Cal North is now an NSCAA Official Education Partner and Club Standards Partner.

“The goal with this partnership, and everything the NSCAA develops, is to provide Cal North coaches a host of valuable coaching education worth their time and commitment,” Ian Barker, NSCAA Director of Coaching Education, said. “This is an exciting opportunity to enhance youth soccer by adding to coaches’ skillsets to lead their teams.”

As an Official Education Partner, Cal North will offer NSCAA Level 1 through 6, Special Topics, Goalkeeper Level 1 through 3 and the High School diplomas.

The exchange of soccer knowledge is a two-way street, as Cal North will periodically provide NSCAA members a variety of training plans through the Online Resource Library, like the small-sided game geared toward player development available below.

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As a Club Standards Partner, Cal North will offer NSCAA Club Standards Project Intermediate and Advanced Assessments as a part of their services to affiliated youth soccer clubs. The Club Standards Project is an evaluative process focusing on youth soccer associations, designed to raise the expectations for coach and player development.

Dave Mann, Cal North Executive Director, added: "We are extremely excited for the opportunity to incorporate the outstanding coaching and educational resources of NSCAA into the Cal North coaching education program. In addition, we will be offering our membership discounts when joining NSCAA or participating in the Club Standards Project.”

About Cal North

Founded in 1969, Cal North is the largest state organization within the US Youth Soccer Association. Cal North registers more than 180,000 players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 35,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 130 member leagues of registration. Cal North is dedicated to assisting parents in developing youth as individuals and not just soccer players in a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.

For more information regarding the programs offered by Cal North, visit www.calnorth.org.

About the NSCAA

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.

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