Coach Parker's Soccer Class Page
-accompanies Frostburg State PHEC 366, Theory of Soccer [Coaching]



Course Outline and Resources:

I. Introduction to the Course/A “Philosophy” of Coaching
- Syllabus for the course:  Syllabus as a pdf file
- Recommended books are available at amazon.com and reedswainsoccer.com
- Article on how to write Mission Statements

II. Qualities of the Successful Coach/Soccer in the U.S.
- Notes in Powerpoint:  lecturenotes_1.ppt
- Handout: Learning vs Winning from US Soccer

III. Creating a Positive Team Environment/Gender Differences
- Handout: Soccer Organization in the U.S.
- Notes in Powerpoint: lecturenotes_2.ppt

IV. Mental Toughness/ Psychological Dimensions/Ethics in Coaching
- Handout: NSCAA Code of Ethics
- Handout: Cmpetitive Profile
- Handout: Mental Toughness
- Notes in Powerpoint: lecturenotes_3.ppt

V.  Care & Prevention of Injury/Soccer Fitness
- Handout: Soccer Fitness/Injury Treatment
- Handout: Fitness Tests from US Soccer
- Handout: FSU Women's Soccer Conditioning Program

VI. What is Soccer?/Organizing and Running a Practice Session
- Handout: Practice Planning Guide
- Handout: Blank Practice Planning Sheet
- Handout: Dimensions of Athletic Performance/Principles of Play

VII. Laws of the Game/Sample Soccer Issues/Evaluating your Team
- Handout: Laws of the Game (Blank Outline)
- Handout: Evaluating Your Team

VIII. Technical/Tactical Practice Session Examples
- Session Outline: Ball Control/Dribbling
- Session Outline: Turning/Shielding
- Session Outline: Passing/Possession
- Session Outline: Shooting/Long Passing
- Session Outline: Individual Defending
- Session Outline: Team/Zonal Defending

IX: Student Coaching Sessions
-Began Thursday, April 13th.  The Session/Topic List is HERE
Here's a blank session evaluation form that will be used to grade student sessions.

X: Individual Soccer Projects
- Soccer Scouting Report Final Project form is here as a pdf
- These are due no later than Tuesday, May 16th


Weekly Assigments/Announcements:

Soccer Class has concluded for the semester.

Congratulations and Good Luck Graduating Seniors!!


 
Some Useful Soccer Sites:
CoachingSoccer101.com
Jeff Pill's Drills
Kids First Soccer Site
NSCAA Coaching Resources
USYSA Coaching
US SoccerUEFA and FIFA
ESPNFC
there are many many others!

Where to Watch Soccer on TV and On-Line:
 Live Soccer TV
NBC Live Extra
FoxSoccer.com
WatchEspn.com

Brian Parker
FSU Women's Soccer Coach
Frostburg, MD 21532  USA
Office: 301-687-4356
bparker at frostburg.edu
www.FrostburgSoccer.com








Past Weekly Assignments/Questions:
(always e-mail bparker at frostburg.edu with "soccer class" in the subject BEFORE the start of class for credit)
For Tuesday, 4/4:
Describe how the "freeze technique" and using a "model group" are useful as coaching methods.

For Thursday 3/30:
Name 3 Laws of the Game that can be easily adjusted for youth players and explain how each helps in their development.

For Thursday 3/16:
Explain the term "progression" as it relates to planning and conducting a soccer practice.

For Thursday, 3/9:
What makes soccer such a popular sport?  Both globally in viewership of professional leagues but also for youth players throughout the world?

For Thursday, 3/2:
Click the link below to take the CDC Concussion Training Course and Print your pdf Certificate of Completion to turn in OR email the pdf, or a screen shot of it, to Coach Parker. 
CDC Heads Up Concussion Training Course

For Tuesday 2/28:
Write about or (send a link) to a good example of "Mental Toughness" in sports.

For Thursday, 2/23:

Which 2 points in the NSCAA Code of Ethics are the most important in your view and Why?

For Tuesday 2/21:
Describe an example of unethical coaching behavior.

Thursday  2/16:
What are some of the differences between male and female athletes and therefore coaching each?

Tuesday, 2/14:
Regarding the Four "Essential Coaching Skills“ discussed in class, in your view which is:
--the most important?
--the hardest to attain?
--the one you are best at today?  Explain...

For Thursday 2/9:
Find and e-mail a quote from a coach (or about coaching) related to any of our discussion topics so far in class - winning vs learning, coaching philosophy, values, player development, etc.

For Tuesday 2/7:
Choose a level of soccer/team and write a mission statement as well as two seasonal goals for the team.

For Thursday 2/2:
Why coach?  (or Why do you want to coach?)
What are some of the goals of any coach?
Relate your experiences as an athlete in your response