Tony Waiters - Byte Size Coaching
The Port Moody Soccer Club, in partnership with World of Soccer, is pleased to be able to provide the Byte Size Coaching Curriculum as a resource for all certified coaches providing soccer instruction to registered players at the community association, club and district levels within our Province.
Tony Waiters - BYTE SIZE COACHING the link is now on the PMSC site in the Coaches Portal.
You will need a password to access the resources. Please Sign up for the PMSC Coaches portal and you will have access to the password.
About Tony Waiters
Waiters began coaching with the England national youth side and led them to a European Championship held in Italy (1973). He took over at Plymouth Argyle and lead them to the Third Division championship and promotion in 1975. He took over the Whitecaps midway through the 1977 season and lead them to an upset of the New York Cosmos en route to the Soccer Bowl NASL championship in 1979.
At the helm of Canada, Waiters saw the side reach the quarterfinals of the 1984 Olympics. At the 1986 World Cup, Canada held France scoreless until late in a 1–0 loss. The team went on to lose their two remaining games and go scoreless for the finals. Waiters managed the team again briefly in 1990.
Waiters has since written books on soccer skills and coaching. He was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame as a builder in 2001.
Waiters created his company - World of Soccer - in the 1980s, producing a complete series of coaching books, soccer equipment, such as WOS markers, as
well as his infamous Ace Coaching cards. Since 2000 he has taken World of Soccer to a new level, developing Total Player Development, which in turn
was the base for Byte Size Coaching, a simple yet comprehensive website for soccer parents, coaches and volunteers. Byte Size Coaching is now used
by over 350 clubs ranging from Canada, America, UK, Australia and Singapore. Byte Size Coaching was created to help community clubs and soccer associations
reach all their coaches.
Waiters continues to coach children and young adults, helping them pursue their soccer goals and moulding players for the future. He was appointed the
first Director of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's (NSCAA) Goalkeeping Institute, stepping down in 2006. He remains a National
Staff Coach of the NSCAA and U.S. Soccer.
About BYTE SIZE Coaching - Learn to play...play to learn!
The Byte Size Coaching program is a customizable coaching website containing a balanced and progressive curriculum designed to benefit the players and coaches alike. It's a fact that because of time-challenges more than 80% of coaches have little or no formal soccer coach training.
Our initial target audience was for coaches of players from 6-years of age (or earlier) to 11-years of age. These programs are usually run by community soccer organizations as house leagues and rely on volunteer parent coaches, many of which are new to coaching and may not have played the game of soccer.
Over 60% of the children playing soccer in North America are under the age of 12. Paradoxically, over 75% of the coaches in North America coach this age group. How come? Small-sided programs are the basis of house league play and have one coach and an assistant or co-coach with squads of 6 - 8 players (as opposed to 11-a-side with squads of 14 plus players). As well, there is a high turnover of coaches in the younger age group. We believe that the Byte Size Coaching will begin to reduce that by making the coaching of soccer a more rewarding and fun experience for the coach as well as the player.