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Coerver Coaching’s Youth Diploma 1 Course gives Youth Coaches (be that a professional academy coach, junior coach, teacher or parent) an overview of Coerver® Coaching with a specific focus on session planning.

YD1 gives coaches a greater understanding of how to plan & deliver more effective coaching sessions by teaching them how to use the Coerver® Coaching Session Planner to construct weekly, monthly or even season long programmes using proven, high quality Coerver® drills & games.

The YD1 course structure is as follows:

  • A 2-day course providing:
    • An understanding of the Coerver® Coaching Philosophy
    • The Coerver® Coaching System of Player Development
    • Session Planning: How to plan & deliver more effective coaching sessions.
  • Classroom theory sessions, and on-field practicals, including a demonstration session with players.
  • A Coerver® Coaching ‘Youth Diploma 1’ Certificate of Attendance is issued, with clear instructions that the certificate is not a license to conduct any commercial Coerver® courses. See note below.
  • Course Materials are : course booklet with all drills is included for attendees plus a Online Video Resources (Session Planner 5 Set DVD or Session Planner Online resource)
  • Priced at $375 per coach

For additional training we also offer Youth Diploma 2 as the next step.

Course Content

Course Curriculum

Tuesday (9:00a – 3:30p)

9:00a – 9:45a - Lecture: "The Coerver® Approach to Soccer Coaching".  
10:00a – 11:30a - Field Session: "Warm ups & Speed." 
11:30a – 11:45a - Q & A. Wrap up. 
11:45a – 12:45p - LUNCH. 
12:45p – 1:30p - Lecture: "The Coerver® Coaching Curriculum."  
1:45p – 3:15p - Field Session. "Moves 1v1 & 2v2 Attack & Defense." 
3:15p – 3:30p - Q & A. Wrap up.

Wednesday (9:00a – 3:30p)

9:00a – 9:45a - Lecture: "Coerver® Session Planning."  
10:00a – 11:30a - Field Session "Small Group Play." 
11:30a – 11:45a - Q & A. Wrap up.
11:45a – 12:45p - LUNCH 
12:45p – 1:30p - Lecture: " Tips to be a better Coerver® Coach." 
1:45p – 3:15p - Field Session. " A Coerver Session." 
3:15p – 3:30p - Q & A. Wrap up.
6:00p - 7:30p - Saturday night Social at a local establishment

Youth Diploma 1 Course Package

  • 12 hours of expert training presented by Coerver® Coaching USA Directors
  • Course materials with drills
  • New Era Drill Book
  • Online Coerver® Coaching Session Planner
  • Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma Jersey
  • Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch on both days, breakfast snacks, coffee and Gatorade®
  • Coerver® Coaching social to share ideas

Course Location


Lake Forest College

555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois United States 60045

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