In the 2012-2013 season, the ECNL launched the ECNL Coaching Development Initiative (CDI) in conjunction with the Coaching Education department of US Soccer. THe CDIs were held at 4 different ECNL National Events, and featured a full day of coaching education in the class-room and on the field for ECNL Directors and staff. Presenters included US Soccer Director of Coaching Education Dave Chesler, US Soccer Director of Development Jill Ellis, US Soccer U18 National Team Head Coach April Heinrichs, and more.
The purpose of the CDIs are to share best practices in youth development across all ECNL clubs, align training methodologies with US Soccer curriculum, and improve the level of coaching within the United States.
The 2013-2014 ECNL CDI will begin in February at the ECNL National Event in Texas.
More information coming soon.
ECNL & US Soccer Coaching Development Initiative