Coaching Opportunities with New York State West

Registration Deadline is September 30, 2005

Over the last 5 years the state ODP program and the coaching education program have come a long way.


On my arrival in NYSW to take up the DOC position coaching education courses were sparse.  In the past 5 years we have had almost 5,000 coaches pass through our youth, E and D courses. We have also hosted three National C courses.


Of the initial 34 ODP staff coaches that I inherited, only two still remain with the program.  There has been an almost complete turnover on the State staff, the majority of which have been identified through our education courses.  Our staff now consists of C, B and A license coaches many of which are entering their third, fourth or fifth year on staff.  We also provide 6 regional staff coaches for the ODP program. At the end of this years camp we placed 22 players in regional pools.


US Soccer and US Youth Soccer are asking us to expand our ODP program to the U12 age bracket for this year that will mean players born in 1994.  This will require us to locate extra training space and new staff.  This will be a developmental program with the primary focus of improving technical ability.


To help us find staff, we are offering an opportunity for all interested coaches to come along and be evaluated with a view to becoming a part of our State ODP staff.  We place children in the pressured situation of being evaluated through tryouts, so I figured why not hold a tryout for staff.


If you are interested in becoming a part of the NYSW State ODP staff, heres a great opportunity for you to come along and enjoy a day of education and development.  The evaluations will take place on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of October, at the Webster Soccer Facility, Publishers Parkway, Webster, NY.


You must hold a National D license (or an NSCAA Advanced National diploma) and be prepared to commit to expanding your education by continuing on through a minimum of the C License or higher. 


If you are interested in joining the State ODP Staff, please fill in the application form and send it along with a resume to:


Coaching Evaluation

State DOC

2984 Atlantic Ave, Penfield NY14526


If you are a Club president or coaching coordinator please pass on this notice to anyone in your organization that may be interested.