Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association again will offer the National Youth Coaching Course at two sites in Nassau County.

The National Youth Coaching Course is designed to provide club directors of coaching, youth coaches, physical education teachers and soccer administrators with the knowledge to structure soccer environments for children between the ages of 4-12. Candidates are videotaped for analysis during live training sessions.

The course includes:

* The role of the coach as a facilitator is explored

* The physical, mental and emotional needs and capabilities of players from 4-12 are explored

* The lessons from developmental psychology are explored

* The art of teaching is explored

Coaches must attend both weekends, June 23 to 25 and June 30 to July 2. The classroom setting will be at Upper 90 Long Island at 183 South Broadway in Hicksville, N.Y. while the field site is Field of Dreams in Westbury, N.Y. (424 Salisbury Park Drive). The cost is $820.

To register, log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/events/national_youth_coaching_course_-_2017-_june_23-25_and_june_30-july_2/?

Questions can be directed to Eastern New York’s Joanne Roth at [email protected] or director of coaching instruction Tim Bradbury at  [email protected]

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.