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NEST REGISTRATION FEES

4U & 5U - $25.00

6U - $40.00

 
NEST U6 Coach Registration
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N.E.S.T. Program | Nurturing. Engaging. Socializing. Teaching.

The N.E.S.T program is a great start for the youth in our community. Following the four pillars of the program - Nurturing, Engaging, Socializing, Teaching - we create the best environment that leads to 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.

We partner with 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 adults and volunteer coaches in facilitating training sessions and in demonstrating and modeling soccer specific skills.

NEW SPRING INFORMATION: NEST will be held at Iowa Western's campus, 2700 College Road in Council Bluffs on the match field.

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U4/5 (2015 and 2016 Birthdays): 6 week session starting at 5:30 for 30 minutes. Depending upon registration numbers, there may be 2, 30-minute sessions, 5:30-6:00 and 6:00-6:30. Players will be notified which session to attend.

Mondays: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4.

Curriculum: NEST Director led and parent supported. Directors lead a group of 30-40 players with their parents/adult by their side and model basic soccer movements as well as basic motor skills in a fun imaginative manner. Repetition is key, but fostering the parent/child relationship is vital for player progress. For parents/adults unable to participate, Iowa Western players/coaches will be on hand. No "match" or game play, however the program will build toward the final session's "World Cup" fun day.

U6 (2014 Birthdays): 6:45 pm - 7:30 Mondays and Thursdays (45 minute session)

Mondays: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4

Thursdays: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7

Curriculum: Fun, safe experience for all participants to encourage players to fall in love with the sport and with the ball. Goal: Maximize individual ball touches in each session to build confidence with the ball and foster creative, technical growth on the ball.
Mondays: Expanding curriculum to include 3-4 activities per session.No "match/game" play on Mondays.
Thursdays: Large combined group activity led by NEST Director for the first 10-15 min. Then players will organize into their teams for "match" play. Game durations will be short with the ability to rotate fields and teams for a variety of competition. Volunteer coaches will lead games play.
 
NEST Director - Alex Trent

Coach Alex Trent is returning to IWCC in his first season as a coach with the Reivers. Coach Trent played at Iowa Western in 2014 and 2015 under former head coach, Jordan Carver. As a student-athlete and presidential scholar at Iowa Western, Trent finished with a 40-2-6 record along with 3rd and 5th place finishes at the NJCAA national tournament. in 2016, Trent transferred to Ottawa University, where he would go on to become captain and a KCAC All-Conference performer. He spent time in the USL League Two and went on several professional trials, but repeated injuries and surgeries over his collegiate career have put his playing career on hold. Trent was also named an academic All-American at both IWCC and Ottawa and went on to receive various academic honors. Coach Trent has spent the past three years coaching at Sporting Kaw Valley soccer club in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as interning and growing in the field of sports performance. He is currently working on a master's degree of science in health and human performance, the NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification, and the USSF "D" Coaching License.

 
U6 RULES OF THE GAME

RULES OF PLAY

- 4 vs 4, no keepers
- No throw-in
- No corner kicks
- 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.

 
Field Location

Iowa Western CC

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

 
Uniforms

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)