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Livermore Coach Academy: Fundamentals of Coaching


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About Club

Fusion SC is a soccer club located in the city of Livermore, CA serving the entire east bay of the San Francisco bay area. The club provides youth soccer programs for approximately 2,600 players a year. About 500 of these players participate in the Premier Program. The other 2,100 play in the Recreational and Select Programs. Fusion SC is the assumed name for Livermore Youth Soccer League, a California non-profit organization. Fusion SC has been serving our community since 1976.

Club Mission

Our mission is to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the players, parents and coaches. Fusion SC is a soccer club committed to a foundation of superior technical development, creative play and players understanding of the game. We strive to provide a positive and challenging learning environment. We motivate all involved in sports at our club to desire and choice player development results and we strive for excellence through our programs for all levels of skill and commitment.

About Course

In this program, we share the methodology used by the club to develop players. This is based on theoretical models used to understand the dynamics of team sports and the paradigm of contemporary sports practice.

At the heart of this shift is an understanding of the athlete as a complex, dynamic being within a system that is equally complex and dynamic. It contributes to the world of sports by helping people understand that the tasks performed as part of the training process must be designed and completed based on the contexts that arise during a match.

In this introductory program, you will learn to identify the key components of FC Barcelona's game idea; these are the foundation for our trademark style which is used by our first division football team as well as at the youth football teams.

Target Audience

  • Livermore Premier, Select and Recreation Coaches

  • Academy Coaches

  • Directors of Coaching


  • Understand the different theoretical movements which underly the new training paradigms

  • Create action plans based on an understanding of player complexity

  • Optimize the choice of different methodologies which can be applied to the training process, focusing on the formative process of players

  • Design strategies that favor a collective training process with regard to our game, focusing on player development

Course Curriculum

Module 1:  

Module 2:

Module 3:

Module 4:

Module 5:

Module 6:

What’s Included

  • 24 hour access to study material, from anywhere on any device

  • Virtual coaching, follow-up, and support from a subject expert

  • Activities and assessments with personalized feedback

  • Certificate issued and endorsed by Livermore Soccer Club

Faculty Leaders

Greg Rubendall has his USSF A License, NSCAA Master Coach, Premier, and Director of Coaching Diplomas, and a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from CSU – Chico. He also has his NSCA Certificate as Strength & Conditioning Specialist and ACSM Health Fitness Instructor licenses, as well as 6 years of teaching elementary and middle school physical education. 

He founded the Chico State Men’s College Club Soccer Program, which led to an increased connection with NIRSA (National Intercollegiate Recreational Sports Association). The creation of the West Coast Soccer Association, which now has over 70 universities involved in regional leagues, and possesses a promotion-relegation structure, prepares college club teams for the November NIRSA National Championships.