Scheduled Coaching Courses 2015

REMINDER:  Youth Modules I and II and the USSF E license are paid for by Energy FC. For an application to host a course, use the following link: APPLICATION


Youth Modules: All Youth Modules have an online portion that coaches should do before they come to the field session time/locations below:

Here is the link:
US Youth Soccer Online Coaching Education 

(Cost $0) Paid by Energy FC (For age specific instruction on U6, U8, U10 coaching)
Also hosted/requested by clubs. So, if you don't see one in your area yet, ask your local club to host one!

We had several classes this spring, so keep checking for updates.  Since the USSF F is online only, we still offer the USYSA Youth Modules.  These are Field Sessions we will host at your club with your coaches. These are geared to be age specific (u6/u8/u10) and focus on how to train those young ages and make it a fun, effective and developmentally appropriate practice.  Contact Kurt Luitweiler.


US Soccer Federation National Coaching Schools:


The curriculum now starts with the USSF National F License .  As of June 1, 2015 this is the Prerequisite for the USSF National E License. 

The National F License is an approximately 2 hour online course.

Go to the USSF Digital Coaching Center.  Create a profile. Then it will list all of the courses that are available to you.  Currently, that will only be the F (even if you already have a higher license.)   Planning Tools and Online Resources: When you register for the F, you will get access to the DCC Planning Tools and Online Resources.  


Friday: 6-9pm, Saturday/Sunday: 9am-6pm.

12/4-6 USSF National E in ADA, OK
Friday: 6pm-9pm and Sat/Sun 9am-6pm

This course takes off where the F License ends.  It assumes you know the basic concepts of the curriculum and gets into the actual practice and skill of writing a good, realistic training session and the skills of observing and teaching at a high level.  The focus in on how to start training players functionally in the context of a typical team training session.



FEBRUARY 26-28 (Performance Weekend)


This course is split into several Phases.


1)       Preparation Phase: There are some pre-course assignments that must be completed before the first Friday evening class. So, the earlier you register, the easier it will be to get them all done.

    Instructional Phase: During the first weekend the National Coaching School Staff will go over the vast majority of the USSF curriculum.  Methodology, philosophy, demonstration of teaching techniques, etc.

   Deliberate Practice Phase:  This is why there is two months between the two weekends.  It is time to go away and put into practice the concepts and methods that were discussed during the IW. You will have some assignments to complete during this time period, so it will be critical that you have access to a team to run a session or two.


    Performance Phase: The final weekend will be one more "dress rehearsal" to get final feedback and then the Sunday will be Testing Day.  The focus of this level course is on Functional GROUPs.  Getting a Functional Group to improve their play. (Back line, midfield, etc.)



NATIONAL YOUTH LICENSE - click here for information

($495 - National Youth Coaching Course is January 6-10, 2016.  The course will be limited to 36 candidates and will be filled primarily on a first come first basis. Complete complete your application process as soon and as correctly as you can.  Application information and details available on the course page.  Use the link above.) 



This is a free Professional Development program for coaches of member clubs. These topics will not be topics covered in any of the USSF Curriculum (at least F-C, Some concepts will be in the B and A). We will host sessions in Tulsa and OKC offices. We will host field sessions around the state as well as host some online Webinar sessions.  There will be at least 1 session a month. These will be FREE and OPEN.  We do request an RSVP so we know what to expect and if we need a bigger room when we are inside.

Goals for these sessions will be two-fold:


1)       Prepare those coaches who are going on to take the higher National USSF Courses (C and B and A).  

2)       Continue to provide growth opportunities to coaches who have taken their last official USSF coaching course, but are still looking to grow and improve their craft as a coach.

The first ACS session will be 11/9, Monday in Tulsa, OK. At the OSA Office.

11/9: 8PM-9PM:  FUNCTIONAL TRAINING : What is it? Why should I be doing it? How can I do it when I'm coaching all by myself? (CLASSROOM SESSION)


12/7: 8PM-9PM:  PRESSING [OKC] : Where/when do we press? How do I teach it? At what age can we start this tactic with youth players? (CLASSROOM SESSION)


12/21: 8pm-9pm: [Webinar]  PREPARING A TECHINCAL SUMMARY: Game analysis as well as looking at what US Soccer Federation National Coaching School is looking for in a Technical Summary. [Technical instructions on how to view/participate in Webinar will come as we get closer.]


We had one scheduled in May, but due to rain we had to cancel. If your club would like to host a GK course for your staff so they can teach the GKs as much as they do the rest of the team, let Kurt Luitweiler know. It's a 6 hour course.  Can be done in one day or split into a couple evenings. 

Special Topics : We've done all kinds of special topics for clubs of all sizes this year, just ask.  Zonal Defending, Finishing, Game Awareness for Youth, Attacking Principles for young players, Defending Principles for Young Players, Crossing, Training a Young GK, Running a 4231, How do I teach the 433?,  Coach/staff assessment.