To prepare coaches working with players 12 years of age and above by expanding their knowledge and understanding of the technical and tactical demands of the game and the developmental process necessary for players of these ages.
To provide an understanding of practical coaching methodology and the framework necessary to prepare players and a team for competition.
To prepare coaches for whom this represents their final coaching course, as well as, as those who plan to continue to further their coaching education.
Those wishing to attend the D License course must have successfully completed an E certificate course and hold the E certificate for at least 6 months or meet the requirements for a waiver. See the Policy for Requirements for the D License course.
Curriculum (36 hours):
Classroom / Theory
Methods of Coaching, Team Management & Administration, Tactics I, Tactics II, Match Analysis, Laws of the Game, and Care and Prevention of Injuries.
Field / Practical
Coaching Small Sided Games, Dribbling, Passing, Receiving and Turning, Heading and Crossing, Finishing, Fitness with the Ball, Goalkeeping, Possession, Defending and Attacking.
Comprehensive Assessment and Review
Practice Coaching, Practical Field Test, and Written Exam. Attendance of all 36 hours is mandatory.
Dates: SYA recommends the following D course to attend.