NSCAA and NFHS Partner to Offer Professional Development Certificate at 2013 NSCAA Convention
If you need another great reason to be in Indianapolis in mid-January, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the National Federation of High Schools are providing one.
High school coaches attending the 2013 NSCAA Convention have the opportunity to garner a Professional Development Certificate endorsed by both the NFHS and NSCAA. This option also provides high school coaches a broader range of educational opportunities, as well as allowing them to keep up to date on ever-changing topics and new developments.
“The NSCAA and the NFHS have a great relationship focusing on educating high school coaches and this is a start of another chapter in that relationship,” Joe Cummings, NSCAA CEO, said. “Year in and year out we try to develop Convention programming attendees find value in and this co-endorsed certificate is validation that that goal is being met.”
The NSCAA-NFHS Professional Development Certificate will be offered during the Convention, as attendees can add the “U15-U19” labeled sessions to their schedule to meet the requirement. Attendees can attend these sessions without a scheduling conflict between sessions in this track, and learn about a wide range of topics such as the psychological, technical, tactical, motivational and methodology of the game. The certificates will also be an option for those planning to attend the newly-created NSCAA Summer Symposium in August.
“Our goal is to provide our members with the best opportunities to enhance their careers and strengthen the high school soccer landscape,” NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner commented. “Partnering with NSCAA to provide this professional development option is a great way for high school coaches to build up their coaching arsenal and be recognized for it as well.”
In order to obtain the NSCAA-NFHS Professional Development Certificate, an attendee must either:
1. Complete the online NSCAA-NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Soccer course and attend a minimum of three 60-minute sessions at the NSCAA Convention or Summer Symposium, or
2. Attend a minimum of six of the NFHS-endorsed presentations at the NSCAA Convention or Summer Symposium. Each presentation is a minimum of 60 minutes in length.
Below are the eligible sessions at the 2013 Convention that meet the requirements.
|Wednesday, 8:15 pm||Field||Dick Bate||Movement|
|Thursday, 9:30 am||Field||Roy Dunshee||Functional Training for the Modern Holding Midfielder|
|Thursday, 12:45 pm||Lecture||John DeBenedictis||The Secret to Scoring Goals on the Last Touch: A Psychological Perspective|
|Thursday, 2:15 pm||Field||Wayne Harrison||Developing the 4-2-3-1 System of Play|
|Thursday, 3:45 pm||Field||Ralf Peter||Winning the ball with organized midfield pressing|
|Friday, 9 am||Field||Doug Williamson||“Small-sided Games to Inspire Tactical Creativity”|
|Friday, 2:30 pm||Lecture||Mark Koski||NFHS (High School) Rules Making Process and Interpretations|
|Friday, 4 pm||Field||Colleen Hacker||Team Building in Action: Facilitating Excellence and Fostering Growth|
|Saturday, 9:30 am||Lecture||Colleen Hacker||Beyond Bonding: Critical Elements For Effective Team Building|
|Saturday, 11 am||Lecture||Steve Swanson||The 2012 U20 Women's World Cup-Lessons Learned from OUR Championship Journey|
|Saturday, 2:15 pm||Lecture||Scott Leber||Become a player-centered coach: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning|
|Saturday, 3:45 pm||Lecture||Ralf Peter||Winning the ball strategies - analysis and comparison|
Education validators will be onsite following each identified session to stamp the attendees validation card proving the attendance to that particular session. Also, the online course will be validated at the NSCAA office when completed. The Professional Development Certificate will be mailed to the attendee within three weeks of receipt of the validated form.
High school coaches can take advantage of this new opportunity starting with the 2013 NSCAA Convention, January 16-20. To register for the event and housing, visit NSCAA.com/convention/registration. Then visit the 2013 Convention schedule to customize your schedule for the Professional Development Certificate.