Williamsburg, VA - The Virginia Legacy recently hosted a coaching course for USSF "E" License. The event took place from February 21-23, and was attended by 16 Legacy coaches, as well as other coaches from various local clubs. The course took place inside the classroom and outside on the training pitch. Over the course of 18 hours the coaches were exposed to curriculum designed on the development of the player, both individually and as part of a team.
Youth Development Director, Eric Dutt, said of the event, "The course provided a great opportunity for our coaches to gain a better understanding of new techniques and best practices to help improve the development process with our teams and players. We appreciate the level of commitment that our coaches have shown to make this club the best club in our region."
Several Legacy players attended the session to serve as active participants when the candidates were tasked with running a practice. Director of Coaching, Kelvin Jones, had a message for those players saying, "Thank you to all the players that came out to help make our coaching education over the weekend a HUGE success! The VYSA Education staff and the VLSC coaches truly appreciated the hard work all the players put in. It's not too often that players come out to help coaches in these courses and when they do it makes it easier on the coaches to not have to participate in the sessions and focus strickly on their coaching! You represented the Virginia Legacy with great pride and respect and the whole technical staff thanks you!"
If you, or anyone you know is interesting in learning more about coaching education, please contact Kelvin Jones at the Legacy Office (253-8572) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).