is an island in Puget Sound, a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. It is an incorporated city in Kitsap County, Washington,
The island's population was 20,300 at the 2000 census.
July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine named Bainbridge
Island the second-best place to live
in the United States.
crime rate is also significantly below the national average, ranking among the
lowest in the Seattle
more about Bainbridge
Island Click Here.
When Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer Club (BIYSC) signed up for the Byte Size
Coaching program they wanted a more specific curriculum to mirror what they
were doing in their Academy program. Bainbridge
Island Soccer Academy (BISA) is the training arm of BIYSC, providing a
comprehensive suite of soccer coaching, training, and education services.
Unlike most clubs, the Bainbridge
"Academy" reaches all players through the
various BIYSC programs.
of the reasons that our original Byte Size Coaching program was not themed
session-by-session for a particular skill or aspect of the game, such as
shooting, passing, receiving, is that most of the coaches getting the greatest
benefit from the Byte Size Coaching program were and still are, busy Moms and
Dads, who may not have played soccer or may not have coached before. They want something that works and guarantees
fun without having to take extensive licensing courses in their already full
lives and our "Standard" Byte Size Coaching program does just that.
we built in a progressive all-round development curriculum into the practice
plans to ensure that in each session there was not only development, but enough
variety to keep the players' interest.
works a bit differently. For starters
they have 6 professional coaches working in their club system.
Avison and Grant Clark share the Head Coach roles. John Wedge is the Programs Director. Hansy Lopes is the goalkeeping
specialist. James Ritchie and George
Vudic complete the coaching team. Each
of the 6 coaches has responsibility for specific areas of the club coach and
player development programs. Click here to find out more about the coaching staff.
Wedge leads the 10-week recreation season that begins in early September. So he is working with the new Byte Size
Coaching platform right now and is directing us to customize the content
specifically to the curriculum that will be used by the upcoming BIYSC
the extensive qualifications and experience of the coaching staff at BIYSC, and
with their 6-man team, they are able to give much more hands-on direction to
the team coaches at practice.
with the old Byte Size Coaching we were able to do some customization of
content. Now we will be able to do a
whole lot more - if a club or community soccer organizations wants it. If not, we have the "standard" program which
will be constantly updated. After all,
we are supposed to know a bit about coaching.
find out more about Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer Click Here.