FREE to TSSA members. Hosted by Johnson City Soccer Club.
Instructor David Robinson, South Region TOPSoccer committee chair US Youth soccer.
Course meeting in Science Hill High School girls locker room. SHHS address, 1509 John Exum Parkway Johnson City, TN
Directions to locker room; take N. Roan st to Liberty Bell Blvd, turn RT
Go 1/4 mile and turn LT on Coty Jones. Turn LT on Elvin Little. This will dead end at locker room.
The goals of the TOPSoccer Coaching Certification Course are as follows:
•Familiarize TOPSoccer coaches with players’ disabilities
•Enhance comfort level with organizing and implementing inclusive training activities
•Increase effectiveness when utilizing Buddies
•Identify unique safety, risk management issues and concerns
The Buddy course is aimed at younger (high school age) volunteers and covers;
•Buddy 101 (what the role is all about)
•Special needs (introduction to the more prevalent disabilities)
•Communication skills (how to interact with the special needs athletes)
•Weekly expectations (behaviors, outcomes, etc.)