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Program Requirements

soccer coaching session

The Ohio University Master's Degree in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a Concentration in Soccer Coaching consists of 12 academic courses delivered primarily online over 6 semesters / summer sessions. Two of the courses are delivered in face-to-face residencies at either a NSCAA Convention or on the campus of Ohio University. Students will be part of a cohort structure that keep learning-groups small (25 students) and allows for high levels of interaction among students and faculty. Two cohorts will be admitted per year, one in summer/fall and the second in January.

The following REQUIRED residencies are scheduled:

  • Cohort 4 - Opening Residency at NSCAA Convention (Philadelphia) - January 2015
  • Cohort 5 - Opening Residency in Athens, OH - June 2015
  • Cohort 6 - Opening Residency at NSCAA Convention (Baltimore) - January 2016

Soccer Coaching Education Program Objectives

  • Establish a foundation in coaching principles, methodology and a history of soccer and its evolution into the world's most popular sport.
  • Instill the coaching qualities needed for successful leadership and management on and off the playing field.
  • Introduce latest strategies for effectively utilizing technology to enhance player development.
  • Help coaches improve soccer sport skills and tactics and develop effective strategies to make important adjustments during practice and competition.
  • Provide soccer coaches with current practices in injury prevention, recovery, fitness development, hydration, nutrition and other player development concepts.
  • Improve organization, planning, evaluation and other administrative skills required to be an effective soccer coach.
  • Develop perspectives and strategies for developing and training advanced level players.
  • Present a framework for developmentally appropriate and athlete centered practices that will lead to long-term player development, beginning with our youngest players.
  • Become a consumer of current research and its application to coaching and player development.

Curriculum for June Start:

Summer Session
COED 6100 - Coaching Workshop I (3 hours) - Residency 1 - Ohio University (Athens, OH)
COED 6210 - Coaching Soccer: The Beautiful Game (3 hours)

Fall Semester
COED 6180 - Using Technology in Coaching (3 hours)
COED 6140 – Psychology of Coaching (3 hours)

Spring Semester
COED 6220 - Concepts of Youth Soccer Player Development (3 hours)
COED 6270 - Advanced Soccer Player Development (3 hours)

Summer Session
COED 6300 - Training and Conditioning for Soccer Coaches (3 hours)
COED 6280 - Leadership and Team Dynamics (3 hours)

Fall Semester
COED 6200 - Research and Analysis Methods (4 hours)
COED 6400 - Coaching Performance Evaluation (2 hours)

Spring Semester
COED 6101 - Coaching Workshop II (3 hours) - Residency 2 - NSCAA Convention
COED 6340 - Performance Recovery: Concepts for Coaches (3 hours)

Curriculum for January Start:

Spring Semester
COED 6100 - Coaching Workshop I (3 hours) - Residency 1 - NSCAA Convention
COED 6210 - Coaching Soccer: The Beautiful Game (3 hours)

Summer Session
COED 6180 - Using Technology in Coaching (3 hours)
COED 6140 – Psychology of Coaching (3 hours)

Fall Semester
COED 6220 - Concepts of Youth Soccer Player Development (3 hours)
COED 6270 - Advanced Soccer Player Development (3 hours)

Spring Semester
COED 6300 - Training and Conditioning for Soccer Coaches (3 hours)
COED 6280 - Leadership and Team Dynamics (3 hours)

Summer Session
COED 6101 - Coaching Workshop II (3 hours) - Residency 2 - Ohio University (Athens, OH)
COED 6340 - Athlete Recovery: Concepts for Coaches (3 hours)

Fall Semester
COED 6200 - Research and Analysis Methods (4 hours)
COED 6400 - Coaching Performance Evaluation (2 hours)


For more information, contact:

Dr. David Carr at nscaaonline@ohio.edu
Associate Professor & Soccer Program Coordinator
Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
The Patton College of Education
Grover Center E189
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-4651

 

Courtney K. Werner at nscaaonline@ohio.edu
Administrative Assistant - Soccer Coaching Program
Program Admission & Technology Support
Department of Recreation & Sport Pedagogy
The Patton College of Education
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 707-0612

 

 

 

 

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