Youth Diploma Course Dates & Locations

Youth Diploma 2: San Diego, California May 14-15, 2016
Youth Diploma: Ontario, Canada May 28-29, 2016
Youth Diploma: Nebraska Jun. 4 - 5, 2016
Youth Diploma: Long Beach, CA Jun. 11 - 12, 2016
Youth Diploma: Florida Jun. 25 - 26, 2016
Youth Diploma: Maryland July 9 - 10, 2016
Youth Diploma: Iowa Aug. 6 - 7, 2016
Youth Diploma 2: Minnesota Oct. 29 - 30, 2016



The purpose of the Youth Diploma is to help you, whether you are a professional academy coach, senior or junior youth coach, or teacher or parent to plan & deliver more effective youth coaching sessions.

In this Course you'll learn:

  • How the 6 Part Pyramid of Player Development©encompasses the entire Coerver Curriculum.
  • The Pyramid of Moves breaks down the most complicated actions into simple, teachable steps and families.
  • The Coerver Pathway to Soccer Excellence takes players cross the Coerver Skills Bridge and develops game effective skills by means of graduated pressure training.
  • The Coerver Code develops develops the Coerver® 5 S signature qualities of Skill, Speed, Strength , Spirit and Smarts that is the Coerver mission.
  • The Coerver® Session Planner© eliminates the frustrations of last minute searching for activities and structure and provides a Template to make your weekly, monthly or even season long session planning a breeze.
  • The Course features many proven, high quality drills & games from Coerver®Coaching™s 31 yr old history with tips to "make harder" or "easier: for age appropriate practices
  • Coaches can watch drills, skills and games being demonstrated by youth players or join in and learn by doing.


Each attendee at the Course will receive

  • 12 Hours of Instruction on the field and in the Classroom

  • Online Access to Videos from our Session Planner DVD set

  • Coerver Youth Diploma Shirt

  • New Era Drill Book

  • Course Booklet with Drills and Course Information

  • Lunch both days

The Course is presented over 2 days as follows.

SATURDAY. 9am – 3.30pm.

  • 9.00 – 9.45am. Lecture: "The Coerver Approach to Soccer Coaching".
  • 10.00 – 11.30am. Field Session: "Warm ups & Speed."
  • 11.30 – 11.45am. Q & A. Wrap up.
  • 11.45 – 12.45 LUNCH.
  • 12.45pm – 1.30pm Lecture: "The Coerver Coaching Curriculum."
  • 1.45pm – 3.15pm Field Session. "Moves 1v1 & 2v2 Attack & Defense."
  • 3.15pm – 3.30pm Q & A. Wrap up.

SUNDAY. 9am – 3.30pm.

  • 9.00 – 9.45am. Lecture: "Coerver Session Planning."
  • 10.00 – 11.30am. Field Session "Small Group Play."
  • 11.30 – 11.45am Q & A. Wrap up.
  • 11.45 – 12.45pm LUNCH
  • 12.45 – 1.30pm. Lecture: " Tips to be a better Coerver Coach."
  • 1.45 – 3.15pm. Field Session. " A Coerver Session."
  • 3.15 – 3.30pm. Q & A. Wrap up.

Coach Benefits

New Coerver® Youth Diploma Course 2

This Course has been developed by Coerver® Coaching co-founders Charlie Cooke and Alfred Galustian from over 30 years of knowledge and work around the world at all levels of the game, from grass roots to leading federations, clubs, managers and stars of International Football.

It is designed for all levels of coaches, from beginner to advanced, teachers or parents, to give them a greater understanding of how to plan & deliver more effective coaching sessions based on the Coerver® Coaching Philosophy.

Course Content

Coerver Youth Diploma 2 will focus on our approach to team play and will feature:

  • The Coerver Code / Kid, the original image of our ideal Coerver Kid's 5 "S"s, Skills, Smarts, Speed, Strength and Spirit that all of Coerver Coaching is built upon.
  • An effective Coerver team style, the BOX / TRAP system, that is explained in detail throughout the Course.
  • The individual and small group skills needed to be a successful BOX / TRAP team.
  • Drills and small sided games adaptable to all ages and abilities you can take back to your practice field that teach and reinforce the BOX / TRAP team play skills.
  • Discussion of The Growth Mindset and pursuit of excellence through study and hard work that we want all Coerver students to have.
  • The technical, tactical and mental skills and practices that help students become adaptable and effective players in any position.

Course Curriculum

SATURDAY (8:30a – 3:30p)

8:30a – 8:40a - Youth Diploma Course 2 Introduction 
8:45a – 9:35a - Lecture: Dr. Stoian "Youth Player Health & Wellbeing "
9:40a - 10:15a - Lecture: Charlie Cooke "The Coerver® Approach to Team Play"
10:30a - 12:00p - Field Session: "Developing the Coerver Kids"
12:00p – 12:15p - Q & A. Wrap up. 
12:15p – 1:00p - LUNCH. 
1:00p – 1:40p - Lecture: Charlie Cooke "Box / Trap Defending"  
1:50p – 3:15p - Field Session. "Pressing, Possessing and Protecting"
3:15p – 3:30p - Q & A. Wrap up.

SUNDAY (8:30a – 3:30p)

8:30a – 9:15a - Lecture: Dr. Stoian 
9:30a - 10:15a - Lecture: Charlie Cooke "Box / Trap Attacking"
10:30a – 12:00p - Field Session "Protecting, Probing and Penetrating" 
12:00p – 12:15p - Q & A. Wrap up.
12:15p – 1:00p - LUNCH 
1:00p – 1:30p - Lecture: Charlie Cooke "Box / Trap Finishing" 
1:45p – 3:15p - Field Session. "Box / Trap Finishing" 
3:15p – 3:30p - Q & A. Wrap up.

Youth Diploma Course 2 Package

  • 14 hours of expert on the field and classroom training presented by Coerver® Coaching co-founder Charlie Cooke and Dr. Andrei Stoian

  • Online access to videos from our Session Planner DVD set

  • Online access to all the drills and games featured in the course field sessions

  • Course booklet with drills and course information

  • Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma Jersey

  • Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 Certificate of Attendance

  • Lunch on both days, breakfast snacks, coffee and Gatorade®

  • Coerver® Coaching social with Charlie Cooke

U.S. and Canada
Course Dates & Locations

Ontario, Canada: May 28-29, 2016
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Nebraska: Jun 4-5, 2016
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Long Beach, CA: Jun 11-12, 2016
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Florida: Jun 25-26, 2016
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Maryland: July 9-10, 2016
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Iowa: Aug 6-7, 2016
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Youth Diploma 2

San Diego, CA: May 14-15, 2016
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Minnesota: Oct 29-30, 2016
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