Scheduled Coaching Courses 2015

Special Topics!  Clubs can always request a special topic for their whole club or for an age group, etc.  Just ask!

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.


YOUTH MODULE 1 & 2: Age group specific training.  We will run a U6 and U8 and U10 session with kids of that age.  We hold a Q&A between each session to discover what the instructors were really doing and why based on the developmental differences of the 6/8/10 year old players.

3/21: Norman Youth Module 1 (U6 and U8) 5:30-8:30pm.  NYSA Fields

3/22: Norman Youth Module 2 (U10 and U12) 5:30-8:30pm.  (Focusing on Training Methods and how to train/play with U10 USSF Build Out Lines)

3/24: Ponca City Youth Module (U6 & U8) and U10 Clinic on Playing with USSF Build Out Lines) 5-8pm

3/26 Poteau Youth Module 1 (U6 and U8) and Clinic on Playing with the new USSF Build Out Lines for U10  1pm-5pm

4/24 Lawton U10 Clinic : Playing with USSF Build Out Lines 2pm-4pm


US Soccer Federation National Coaching Schools:
All USSF Coaching Education courses will now be processed through the US Soccer Federation Digital Coaching Center (  This includes registration.  Any course offered that’s a USSF F, E, D, or C, coaches will simply create/login to their DCC coaching profile, find “Courses” tab and then will be able to find all of the courses in the state they are eligible for at the time. If they have a question, feel free to contact Kurt Luitweiler. 
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

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.  

Target for this course is U9-U12 age groups, or those who need the USSF E as the prerequisite for the USSF National D License. The focus in this course is:
1) Creating a positive and effective learning environment. 
2) Introducing concept of Functional Training and creating realistic activities that are dynamic and game related. ($25 for members-Goes to US Soccer Federation and $75 for Non-Members)

Course Schedule: Friday Evening: 6pm-9pm, Sat/Sun: 9am-6pm

USSF National D License
Target for this course is U13-U15.  Or, in the USSF Curriculum, where the full 11v11 starts to be played and real Functional Training where the goal is to get two lines of players in the system to improve.
Course Schedule: Friday Evening: 6pm-9:30pm, Sat/Sun: 9am-6pm.  TWO WEEKENDS

This course is split into several Phases.
·         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.)


This course is a 6 hour course.  We will go over all of the GK techniques from basic handling to diving, dealing with crosses, chipped balls, 1v1s, distribution, etc.  We will discuss tactical concerns and psychology as well as selection/evaluation of GKs. Focus is on learning the typical breakdowns in technique and what the fixes are for each.  In addition, the practical portion shows how to create activities that work the GKs in realistic ways and engage the rest of the team in meaningful ways. ($40)

3/20: Duncan GK Course (Click Link to register)  1pm-7pm  @ Haliburton Park and Rec Center, Duncan, OK


Advanced Coaching Series: This series will start back up in late February and run through May.  Typically one session a month at various sets, then perhaps one more ONLINE session this spring as well. Will post those topics/dates/locations after the OSA Workshop.

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.  Presentation from ACS120715 

YouTube link if you miss it: 

ACS Files (Dropbox):