The second of two of the 2017 Recreational Coach Education Clinics was held this evening at Aviara Community Park in Carlsbad. While the first session, ran by Coerver Coaching, was based on the fundamentals of coaching and demonstrated how to run a good practice, tonight’s session, ran by Mindset Sports, concentrated on providing our coaches with advice to help them be great role models for our players as well as great coaches.

Carlsbad Galaxy’s Director of Recreation, Gregg Cacioppo, highlights the coach education classes put on by LA Galaxy San Diego in the video below.

The recreational coach education event also coincided with the club’s first ever Recreational Referee field session, also held at Aviara Community Park this evening. The class, led by Coach Adam, involved advice and simulation, and is aimed at giving our young referees the confidence to make the correct calls and deal with the inevitable pressure from the sidelines.