Coaches Corner – February 2021 Edition!

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Article of the Month including Activities
Kentucky Youth Soccer Technical Director, Derek Willis, writes about the importance of coaching goalkeeprs. He provides some great tips on understanding the differences in coaching goalkeepers versus field players. Along with this article, Derek shares some ideas to implement in training to help develop youth goalkeepers. Click here to read.

Beyond the Game: Coach Highlights
We will continue to highlight different coaches throughout the state by doing a feature every other month in our coaches newsletter! We’ve got a great list of coaches we are looking forward to interviewing but would love to get your suggestions. If you know of a Kentucky Youth Soccer coach making an impact on the game, please submit their name and information by clicking here In the meantime, click here to check out the coaches we have previously featured.

2021 Upcoming Coaching Courses:
Kentucky Youth Soccer is offering US Soccer Grassroots courses in a blended format for the foreseeable future. This format will have two main components: a virtual classroom session and an in-person field session. Blended format courses are considered in-person courses for US Soccer. Click on the course information below for details and information on how to register! Kentucky Youth Soccer will also be hosting a blended US Soccer C License course this summer. Check out the course details below for more information. Course Date Time Location
4v4 Blended Grassroots Course 3.03.2021 (Classroom – Virtual) 3.06.2021 (Field)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET (Classroom – Virtual)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (Field)
Versailles, KY

7v7 Blended Grassroots Course 3.04.2021 (Classroom – Virtual) 3.06.2021 (Field) 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET (Classroom – Virtual)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET (Field)
Versailles, KY

9v9 Blended Grassroots Course 4.01.2021 (Classroom – Virtual) 4.03.2021 (Field)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET (Classroom – Virtual)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (Field)
Georgetown, KY

11v11 Blended Grassroots Course 4.02.2021 (Classroom – Virtual) 4.03.2021 (Field)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET (Classroom – Virtual)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET (Field)
Georgetown, KY

Blended D License 4.11.2021-7.22.2021 Details Listed on US Soccer Learning Center Melbourne, KY

U.S. Soccer C License Precourse Meeting: 7.26.21 – 7:00 to 8:00 PM ET Opening Webinar: 8.16.21 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET In Person Meetings: 12.6.21-12.9.21 – Times TBA Louisville, KY

Featured Podcast: Women Talking Soccer Hosted by Carrie Taylor Women Talking Soccer is a show that amplifies the voices of all women who love the beautiful game. Whether you are on the field, cheering from the stands, work in the business, want to be in the business, or are a passionate changemaker – your voice is important. Our Women In Soccer network is here to support you.

NEW Kentuck Youth Soccer Partnership – Veo

Kentucky Youth Soccer’s new partner, Veo, is offering our member clubs a $150 discount on the purchase of a Veo camera. If your club has been looking at options for recording games and training sessions, this is an excellent opportunity. Click here for the official announcement. Click here for more details on Veo and information on how you can connect with a Veo representative.

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Thank you to the Kentucky Youth Soccer Sponsors!

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