**Coaching course manuals can be found under Forms.**
**Scheduled Classes can be found under Classes. **
National Youth Coaching Course
The National Youth Coaching Course is designed to provide club directors of coaching, youth coaches, physical education teachers, and soccer administrators with the knowledge to successfully structure soccer environments for children aged 4-12.
The role of the coach as a facilitator is explored; the physical, mental and emotional needs and capabilities of players from 4-12 are explored; the lessons from developmental psychology are explored; and the art of teaching is explored. Candidates are videotaped for analysis during live training sessions.
Part 1: FEB 3-5
Part 2: FEB 10-12
(Estimated times: Fri 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sat & Sun 8:00am - 6:00pm)
Virgil Stringfield II - Master of Education, National Coaching License "Youth" and "A", National Soccer Coaches Diploma and 30+ years of coaching experience.
Cost is $695.00 per candidate.
Discounts available to clubs who register multiple coaches!
Club group discounts:
$600 cost per candidate (3-5 coaches)
$500 cost per candidate (6 or more coaches)
Course will fill up quickly, in order to reserve your spot - you will need to register here:
We are presently not accepting applications to host Youth Modules. Instead, we encourage all member clubs and coaches to complete the USSF F License.
The "F" License is conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots (recreational) course is to share U.S. Soccer's best practices in creating a fund, activity-centered and age-appropriate enviroment for 5-8 year old players. Click here for more information
US Soccer Federation National Coaching Schools:
All USSF Coaching Education courses will now be processed through the US Soccer Federation Digital Coaching Center (https://dcc.ussoccer.com). 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.
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.
USSF National F License
(The curriculum now starts with the 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. Click here to start course.
USSF NATIONAL E LICENSE
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:
- Creating a positive and effective learning environment.
- 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.)