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Youth Diploma Courses
The purpose of the Youth Diploma is to help you, whether you are a professional academy coach, senior or junior youth coach, or teacher or parent to plan & deliver more effective youth coaching sessions.
You will learn about the 6 Part Pyramid of Player Development that is the Coerver Curriculum: The Pyramid of Moves that breaks down the most complicated actions into simple, learnable steps and families; the Coerver Pathway to Soccer Excellence that features graduated pressure training to develop the Coerver Code’s 5 S qualities of skill, speed, strength , spirit and smarts.More About Your Diploma
"Coerver Coaching has greatly influenced how the game is taught all over the world. This is a superb program which can improve a whole generation of future players."− Osvaldo Ardiles, FIFA World Cup™ Champion - Argentina
"Coerver Coaching is the best technical skills teaching method I have come across; even after 25 years it continues to evolve and excite."− Gerard Houllier, Former Technical Director French Football Federation, Former Manager Liverpool DC, Lyon FC & Aston FC
"The reactions to Alfred's courses in Brazil were excellent. Many former World Cup players and coaches attended, and it was obvious to us that the Coerver Coaching program encourages and teaches individual skills and creativity which is needed by us, as much as by other countries."− Carlos Parriera, FIFA World Cup™ Champion - Head Coach Brazil
The Coerver Mission
Our mission is to develop skilled, confident and creative players. We strive to teach good sportsmanship and respect for all players, coaches, opponents, fans and referees.Learn More
The Coerver Curriculum
The Coerver Curriculum is based on the Coerver Pyramid of Player Development. The foundation of the pyramid is Ball Mastery, Passing & Receiving, Moves (1v1), Speed, Finishing & Group Attack.Learn More
The Coerver Founders
Coerver® Coaching is a global football coaching program inspired by the teachings of Wiel Coerver and created in 1984 by Alfred Galustian and Chelsea great, Charlie Cooke.Learn More
The cornerstone of our curriculum is technical development. We utilize the Coerver Method of ball mastery and graduated pressure to build technical competence and play carefully selected games to build functional success.
We foster creativity by giving the players technical building blocks & encouraging bold actions in developmentally appropriate games. Our games are designed to be fun, challenging and to reward bravery and risk-taking.
Small group tactics and principles of play are taught in attack and defense by utilizing the structure of the many small sided games, which have made the Coerver Curriculum so unique and emulated throughout the soccer-playing world.
We value winning but not more than character and effort. We honor the game by paying due respect to players, parents, coaches and referees. Sportsmanship is emphasized to develop the whole person and not just the player.