The South Jersey Soccer Leagues Coaching Education Level 2 course is here! At the request of our membership, a Level 2 course was designed to help coaches learn how to "coach" and how to design and run a practice. It will discuss player development, practice design, basic attacking/defending principles, and coaching techniques. This course is intended as a follow up to the Level 1 course, but it is open to any applicant that currently hold the SJ Soccer League Level 1 certificate or the NJ State certificate (formerly the F license), the State E license, or the USSF National F or higher license. Applicants holding the Grassroots licenses are encouraged to take the SJ Soccer Leagues Level 1 course prior to taking the Level 2 course.
All applicants must have already properly uploaded a copy of their coaching certificate/license through the appropriate league website. Note: This course does not satisfy the NJ Little League law for limited immunity. Applicants must have already taken a course that satisfies that requirement to coach in the SJSL and SJGSL travel leagues.
The cost to attend the Level 2 course is $30, payable by check made out to "SJGSL" (regardless if you are coaching in SJSL or SJGSL), and due at the time of the assigned classroom session. Cash cannot be accepted, and payment is nonrefundable. Because of the nature of the training, class sizes are capped at 20 coaches per field session. Additional classes may be scheduled depending on demand. All coaches must bring with them the waiver form available on the website.
There is a 3 hr classroom session discussing coaching techniques, player development and practice design. You will be given templates to work from and assigned a topic for the field session. There will be time afforded to work on the drill demo. The field session will present some new drill/activity designs and practices for the first two hours. The next 3 hrs will consist of coach demos. ALL applicants will be required to participate in the coach demo session where you will be afforded an opportunity to observe other coaches demonstrating drills/activities and you will run one of your own. ALL coaches will be assigned a topic for which you will design and run a 5-7 minute drill/activity with players and receive constructive feedback.
There is both a classroom AND a field session component to this course. You must complete BOTH components to receive your Level 2 Coaching Certificate. You must attend a classroom session PRIOR to attending a field session. There are no session waivers. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to attend the course. Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at the field session or submit the medical release and waiver form available on the website.
To register - click "HERE" - There is a Level 2 Course scheduled as follows: The classroom component will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Audubon senior center, 247 Oakland Ave., Audubon 08106. The field session will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 8:00am-2:00pm at GCU, 415 Swedesboro Rd., Gibbstown, 08027. You can register by clicking "HERE"
LEVEL 2 Courses