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Dante Zanatta key instructor for BC soccer coaches

Dante Zanatta key instructor for BC soccer coaches

Recruiting is the lifeblood to any sport program at the university level and one of the best ways for young athletes to improve is through coaching. 

Dante Zanatta, the head coach of the UBC Okanagan men's soccer team heading into his seventh season at the helm of the Heat, will effectively be recruiting or at least increasing the skill level of the available soccer players in BC by instructing coaches on how to coach youth soccer throughout the province. 

Zanatta earned his National 'A' Coaching License from the Canadian Soccer Association in the summer of 2014 and is now a key instructor for the B License Provincial training course this week offered by BC Soccer in Burnaby BC. 

Instructing the course will not only benefit the UBCO soccer program by creating a larger pool of skilled coaches instructing young players in BC but will also create coach to coach relationships with Zanatta and those he is instructing, making identifying and connecting with potential UBCO players easier down the road. 

The five-day course is described on the BC Soccer website to have a focus on working with high performance youth soccer within the Train to Train Stage of Development. Offering both theoretical and practical coach training. The theory components include: stages of development, methodology of training, session planning and the laws of the game (11-a-side). The practical components geared towards the ability of the coach to plan and implement effective training sessions based on a variety of technical and tactical coaching topics. 

This particular session runs from May 14-18 at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. 

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