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Coach Education

The 4v4 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Instructors: Gareth Smith & Ross Moffatt

 Pre-course Action Steps:

  • Register for the DCC and create tour profile -
  • Complete the introduction to coaching module (20 minutes)
  • Once complete, the course will then be available for your candidates to register for the course.
  • Email course administrator for discount code for FREE registration for ISA Members/ Tribe Soccer Coaches

Eligibility Requirements:

  • In order to register for the 4v4 In-Person Course, candidates must be at least 16 years old* and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module. This module can be accessed here. *Due to online privacy laws, individuals under the age of 16 cannot create DCC profiles, and thus are unable to take Grassroots Courses.

Course Registration Link:

Registration Cost: The cost of the course is $75 per candidates - as a member of Iowa Soccer you are provided with a code to register for free. Please contact the course administrator to request/receive a discount code that will allow you to register for the course for FREE.


The Tribe coaching department is committed to providing soccer coaches, from beginner to most advanced, with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge, so coaches across the Tribe Soccer Club can ensure that players develop to their full potential through the Tribe way. The diagram below shows the current Tribe Certification/License progression.


  • Level 1
  • Introductory
  • Basic


  • Goalkeeping Certification/License
  • Fitness Certification


  • Goal - I.S.T’s technical staff discusses the unveiling of the I.S.T coaching curriculum. The curriculum is designed to improve development of coaches, players and families in the organized player base in the the I.S.T way - "Club Tactical Development", concentrating on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices, educating parents and families about the game and creating an environment that is fun for the players.
  • Training - The importance of training and how it ties into the curriculum is explained by I.S.T technical staff at the courses.
  • Implement - I.S.T technical staff talk about the implementation of the "Tatical Development" curriculum, addressing how coaches around the club will use the information to plan effective training sessions for their team over the course of a season or year.
  • Impact -The impact of the coaching curriculum discuss how the curriculum will influence coaches and parents at all levels around the I.S.T


Part 1 - Style and Principles of Play - "Tribe Way"

Part 2 - Concepts and Coaches Guidlines

Part 3 - Age Group Organization

Part 4 - Planning and Training

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Indianola Soccer Tribe

PO Box 163 
Indianola, Iowa 50125

Email Us: [email protected]
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