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Registration
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Coach Information

Introduction Video

Game Example Video

Exercises:

9 Lives Video

5/16 Session Plan

 
Rules

2014 & 2015 age groups
- 4 vs 4
- No throw-in
- No corners
- No goal kicks
- No restarts after a goal is scored
- Continuous play, with coaches playing in a new ball when a ball leaves the field of play.
- Equal play time for all participants.

2013 age group
- 4 vs 4
- No throw-in
- No corners
- No goal kicks
- Normal restart at middle of the field after a goal is scored.
- Continuous play, with coaches playing in a new ball when a ball leaves the field of play.
- Equal play time for all participants.

 
N.E.S.T. Program | Nurture. Engage. Sensory. Teach.

The N.E.S.T program is a great start for the youth in our community. By following the four pillars of the program - Nurture, Engage, Sensory, Teach - the enjoyment of soccer will last through the years! The goals of N.E.S.T. are to make each session consistent for all players, simplify scheduling, and provide a safe environment for practice and games. N.E.S.T. provides coaching education for those who volunteer to lead sessions and builds confidence so you can continue coaching in other CBSC programs.

New to this spring, we have partnered with the head men's soccer coach, Jordan Carver, and former Creighton standout and current assistant coach, Mike Paye, at Iowa Western Community College to lead and direct the N.E.S.T. program. Each session will have Iowa Western men's and women's soccer players assisting the volunteer coaches in facilitating training sessions and in demonstrating and modeling soccer specific skills.

 
N.E.S.T. Information

SPRING 2019 SEASON

Age Group: 2013 (6U)
Thursdays: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sundays: April 14, (21 OFF), 28, May 5, 12, 19, (26 OFF), June 2
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:

Council Bluffs Recreational Complex
2900 Richard Downing Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Age Groups: 2014 (4U), 2015 (5U)
Sundays: April 14, (21 OFF), 28, May 5, 12, 19, (26 OFF), June 2
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Council Bluffs Recreational Complex
2900 Richard Downing Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Sunday Sessions: (2013, 2014, 2015s)

The goal for the Sunday session is to promote a memorable and fun learning environment. Games will be with your team. Each team needs two coach volunteers to assist with the session, one to coach and the other to manage the substitutions, to maximize time and keep participants engaged.

Here is the schedule breakdown for the session:

  • 0-15 Skill Activity
  • 15-20 Water Break
  • 20-35 First Half (4v4)
  • 35-40 Water Break
  • 40-55 Second Half (4v4)
  • SNACK

Thursday Session: (2013s only)

Thursday sessions are for the 2013 birth year (6U age group) only. This session will resemble Sunday games but will follow the whole-part-whole (scrimmage-activity-scrimmage) method. This method allows us to capture the players' attention immediately. When the first two players arrive you begin going to both goals in a 1v1 set up. You then progress by adding players until all players have arrived and you are playing 3v3 or 4v4 based on your roster size.

Here is the schedule breakdown for the session:

  • 0-15 Scrimmage
  • 15-20 Water Break
  • 20-35 Skill Activity
  • 35-40 Water Break
  • 40-55 Scrimmage

 
NEST Director

Jordan Carver enters his first year as the Director of N.E.S.T. for Council Bluffs Soccer Club. Coach Carver will take over the reins from Gretchen Dehn. The former N.E.S.T. director has transitioned to work in CBSC's Academy program. Coach Carver is not new to CBSC and to soccer in the community. He is the past Director of Coaching for Council Bluffs Futbol Club and a recent board member for Council Bluffs Soccer Club (2017-2018).

Outside of CBSC, Coach Carver is the head coach for Iowa Western Community College men's soccer program. He is the program's most winning coach with an overall record of 171-27-14, an 81% winning percentage. Carver received the 2013 NSCAA Coach of the Year Award and coached the 2011 NATYCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year and 2013 NSCAA Player of the Year. His team won the 2013 NJCAA National Championship.

Jordan and his wife Kolay live in Council Bluffs with their three children, sons, Kolo and Zoli, and daughter, Gia. Coach Carver holds the USSF "B" license and the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma.

Nurture. Engage. Sensory. Teach. or the N.E.S.T. program is a proven program within CBSC, which was established in the spring of 2017 and is one of the fastest growing programs in the Club. N.E.S.T. allows each player an opportunity to play and fall in love with the sport. With our Iowa Western men's and women's soccer partnership, it makes our program the most desired 4U-6U boys and girls program in the metro.

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

New to N.E.S.T. Guide


Uniforms

Contact Eric Hayes for uniforms

 
Spring 2019 Schedule

UPDATED (5.1.2019) Spring 2019 NEST Schedule

Field Layout

Uniform Colors:

- Teams labeled first on the schedule will wear White uniforms

- Teams labeled last on the schedule will wear Black uniforms

For example:

1 (White) vs 2 (Black)

 
Location

CB Recreational Complex

2900 Richard Downing Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

RAIN OUT LINE: 712-890-5290 (updated at 3 p.m.)

Field Layout

 
Club Calendar