Vernon Soccer Club

Posted May 3, 2018

VSC is committed to coach development and requires all Head  Travel Coaches to pursue the appropriate licensing as part of their coaching curriculum.  For U8 competitive and above, VSC requires head coaches to purse an E license within 12 months of accepting a head coach position.  VSC encourages all assistant coaches (and rec coaches) to pursue similar licensing, particularly if they are interested in moving to a head coach position in the Travel Division.  VSC seriously considers the licensing of applicants when selecting Head Coaches each year for the travel teams. 

Meet our Vernon Soccer Club Coaches Below:

Tony Bajorek-  Competitive Soccer Coach

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Kreg Bardon-  Competitive Soccer Coach

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Matt Chasse-  Competitive Soccer Coach

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Ed Clapp-  Competitive Soccer Coach

  • United States Soccer Federation National "Referee Grade 8" License

Patrick Doyle-  Competitive Soccer Coach

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Keith Hodson -  Competitive Soccer Coach

Tim Keane-  Competitive Soccer Coach

  • Buckley High School Head Soccer Coach
  • State of CT CIAC License
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Jesse Kristoff -  Competitive Soccer Coach

  • United States Soccer Federation National "E" License
  • United States Soccer Federation National "F" License
  • Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports Certification License
  • United States Soccer Federation National Injury Prevention & Care License
  • VSC Board Member

Michelle Landry -  Competitive Soccer Coach

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Western CT State University (WCSU)
  • Played 4 years of college soccer at WCSU
  • United States Soccer Federation National "E" License
  • United States Soccer Federation National "F" License
  • United States Soccer Federation National "Goal Keepers" License
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports Certification License
  • United States Soccer Federation National Injury Prevention & Care License

Larry Montano-  Competitive Soccer Coach

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Jen Savastano-  Competitive Soccer Coach

Matt Stark-  Competitive Soccer Coach

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Matt Szuminski -  Competitive Soccer Coach

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Amy Steed-  Competitive Soccer Coach

  • Vernon Center Middle School Head Soccer Coach
  • State of CT CIAC License
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Richard Woodward -  Competitive Soccer Coach

"F" Course License DetailsThe “F” license is a 2-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players."E" Course License Details

The National E course is an 18-hour course, typically held over one weekend or two separate days, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the National D course. The course consists of a series of lectures and field sessions, and attendance is mandatory for the full duration of all course meetings.

Eligibility

The National E course is open to all applicants who hold a U.S. Soccer National F license and who are at least 16 years of age. Before the first course meeting, all candidates must complete the following assignments:

Team Management

  • Laws of the Game

  • Prevention and Care / Concussion Awareness

  • Target Outcomes

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.

  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of U.S. Soccer's Long Term Athlete Development Model.

  • Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.

  • Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment.

"D" Course License DetailsThe National D course is a 36 to 40-hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National E License. The focus of this course is to improve a coach's ability to positively influence individual players and teams. Successful candidates will develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team. The course consists of a series of lectures and field sessions, and attendance is mandatory for the full duration of all course meetings including the pre course meeting

Eligibility

The National D course is open to all applicants who have held a U.S. Soccer National E License for a minimum of 6-months and who are at least 16 years of age. Please ensure your E License is on record in the DCC. If not you will have to upload the required information. If unverified please contact the issuing state office in order to have the license verified.

Initial Assignments

Before the first course meeting, all candidates must complete the following assignments:

1.  Laws of the Game

2. Prevention and Care / Concussion Awareness

3. Deliberate Practice (training sessions and self-reflection)

The “D” license course is broken into four phases:

Preparation Phase- candidates are required to complete all initial assignments* and submit them to their instructors by the date specified at the pre course meeting.

Instructional Phase- candidates meet face-to-face with instructors at a course (meeting 1)

Development Phase- candidates are required to conduct further training sessions over a minimum of 10 weeks

Performance Review Phase- final on-field exam (meeting 2)

Development Phase- candidates are required to conduct further training sessions over a minimum of 10 weeks

Performance Review Phase- final on-field exam (meeting 2)