U.S. Soccer coaching certification begins at the state level. The National “E” license is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the “D” license course.
What are the key components of the “E” license course?
Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.
Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of U.S. Soccer's Long Term Athlete Development Model.
Establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.
What are the specific target outcomes of the course?
Understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development.
Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.
Demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game.
Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment (3v3 to 9v9 adaptable to local competition structure)
Candidates are required to complete 5 pre-course assignments:
Two Laws of the Game assignments
One Concussion Awareness course
Two team management assignments
All assignments must be submitted at the opening lecture.
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IMPORTANT: Dress for physical activity. Bring plenty of water/fluids. If the weather is bad be prepared for indoor play.