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Centers of Excellence

The Ohio North Centers of Excellence (COE) program provides soccer organizations with professional coaching expertise for seasonal training.     

STRUCTURE AND FORMAT

For young players, COE's are typically comprised of six 60-90 minute training sessions scheduled over the course of a season for groups of 8U, 10U or 12U players.

The three main points of emphases at COE training are Conceptual Understanding(attacking, defending and transitioning), Skill Development (using technique to solve tactical problems) and Spatial / Positional Understanding for those who have the experience and skill to begin to play in organized structures. COE sessions utilize competitive small-sided games as the primary training tools, supplemented with age and ability-appropriate training activities. 

COE's can also be scheduled for older teams during the summer months.  The main emphasis for team training is the development of positional understanding through the phases of play: attacking, transition to defending, defending, transition to attacking. 

For more information, contact Dr. Tom Turner by phone at (216) 496-4683 or by e-mail at coaching@ohionorthsoccer.org.

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