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Institute for Sport Coaching

The Institute for Sport Coaching (ISC) is pleased to welcome Koach Karl Dewazien, a great soccer coach and educator to its team. Dewazien has been instrumental to soccer’s growth, particularly in the state of California, and served as the California Youth Soccer Association State Director of Coaching from 1978 to 2012. He is considered the Pioneer of West Coast Soccer Camps and has been a clinician for thousands of coaches throughout the U.S.

A well-published author, he has been a contributor to every major soccer publication in the U.S. and is a featured speaker at State, National, and International events. His “Modified Laws of the Game” for youth players, used by the U.S. Youth Soccer Association, has become the standard throughout the U.S. and Canada. Koach Karl is the author and publisher of the world-famous “FUNdamental Soccer” book series, the cornerstone of Youth Soccer practice and Small Sided games. He has been inducted into multiple Halls of Fame, including: Lemoore Union High School (2001), Coalinga Junior College (2003), Fresno Pacific University (2014), and California Youth Soccer Association (2014). Most recently, Koach Karl is the Administrator of Recreation at CYSA District 7, and a full-time Internet Clinician. His website ( has been a staple for Youth Soccer coaches for 15+ years.
Koach Karl will be contributing his thoughts and insights to ISC web-site, and will be providing educational content for coaches, parents and coach educators. In the near future Koach Karl will also be featured at ISC Coaching Seminars across the country. David McCann, ISC Executive Director said, “It’s great to have a coach/coach educator of Karl’s stature as part of the ISC, beyond his soccer knowledge and coaching expertise is the incredible passion that he brings to instilling the love of soccer and sport to young people.” An example of Karl’s work can be seen at:

Koach Karl commented, “I am delighted to join the ISC, and contribute to its mission of bringing the latest best in practice information and education to coaches and parents around the country. I encourage all coaches and parents in the California soccer community to join the ISC, and be part of the communities of excellence that it is cultivating. By coming together and sharing our knowledge and love of sport we can make youth sports in the US a great experience for our children.”

The ISC is offering a special membership rate to the California youth soccer members, go to and use promo code ISCCYSA to receive a $10 discount off the membership fee. Members receive access to all ISC resources, research and free admittance to ISC events, and can contribute articles and blog posts for publication. Organizations can also join to host clinics, and receive commissions when their members join.

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