US Soccer E License
- Cody/Yellowstone Fire Soccer Assoc. - June 15 & 16, 2013 Registration Deadline is JUNE 10
US Soccer D License
- Wyoming Youth Soccer conducts the USYS U6 - U8 and U10 - U12 Youth Modules and the “E” and the “D” license courses. To pass a coach must complete all course requirements - both the online and on-field sessions.
- U6 - U8 & U10 - U12 Youth Modules - These courses each have an online section and an on-field event. Both portions must be completed in order to fulfill the course requirements. The U6 – U8 module focuses on age specific knowledge for U6-U8 players such as the rules of the game, characteristics of the U6-U8 players and coaching techniques for this age group. The U10-U12 module advances the U6-U8 course by adapting it for coaches with older players. Adaptations include: Rule changes, characteristics of U10-U12 players and coaching approaches for players in this age group.
- “E” License– The goal of this 18-hour course is to develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach 9-12 year olds the game of soccer. This course is also designed to establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to advance through the sequence of coaching development courses. Coaches will learn how to design age-appropriate training sessions, demonstrate and teach technical skills that build a foundation for the game, and will gain an understanding of the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided environment..
- “D” License – This is a 36-hour course that expands on the technical, tactical, and methodology introduced in the "E" Course. This curriculum is designed for coaches working with players who are U13 and older. The course includes both classroom (theory) and field (practical) sessions. The examinations include written tests, video testing and a practical coaching test on the field. There are two possible outcomes to the course: READY or NOT READY.
The US Soccer Coach Training Track
COACH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES – CERTIFICATES AND LICENSING
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION LICENSING
- US Youth Soccer – this national body conducts the National Youth License (NYL). The NYL focuses on the nature of children and the adjustments adults must make to coach them. The course curriculum covers the ages of four to twelve-year-olds. Each day of the course focuses on one of the traditional soccer age groups of U6, U8, U10 and U12. Each day children of the appropriate age group are brought to the course site for the candidates to work with in a practice training session. The candidates are videotaped while coaching the kids and the video is reviewed with each candidate to aid in the education of the coach. The course combines both classroom (theory) and field (practical) sessions. The course concludes with written, oral and practical examinations. The NYL course is six days in length.
- Additionally, US Youth Soccer offers continuing education of coaches through the following
- Two times a month emails are sent to each Coaches Connection member: at the beginning of the month a message is sent with sample lessons plans for the U6, U8, U10 and U12 age groups, followed in the middle of the month with tips for administrators, coaches, parents and referees. Members of The Coaches Connection may attend clinics offered by US Youth Soccer at a discount.
- Clinics for coaches, administrators and referees are held annually at the US Youth Soccer Workshop and Coaches Convention. Some of the best educators in youth soccer from around the world present clinics at this convention held in a different region of the country each winter.
- U. S. Soccer – This national governing body conducts the “C”, “B” and “A” License courses. These courses focus on coaching teenaged and adult players. Each course is nine days in length. The courses combine both classroom (theory) and field (practical) sessions. The courses conclude with written, oral and practical examinations. The U. S. Soccer Coaching Schools are conducted in January, June and July of each year. U. S. Soccer also conducts Continuing Education Unit clinics. These C.E.U. clinics are offered throughout the country at various times of the year and often in conjunction with a U. S. National Team match. C.E.U. clinics are mandatory for “A” License coaches
- Go here for US Soccer Coaching Education for FAQ