Coaching Education

Coaching Courses/Licenses

Coaching courses/licenses are great ways to bolster your knowledge of how to coach, what to coach and what to expect when coaching youth soccer.  Regardless of your experience coaching or playing, it is highly recommended that every volunteer coach participate in a coaching education program.  Courses/licenses are usually specific to age-groups and level of play and are usually held between seasons.  Most course are offered through our State Soccer Association, with advanced, higher level courses offered from National organizations such as the USYSA, USSF and the NSCAA.  To learn more about coaching courses/licenses and to find courses offered in our area, CLICK HERE.
 

Dates and time for Spring 2018  coaching courses offered at a GSA location are as follows: 

State Recreation "G" Certificate  - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS
When: Saturday, Feb. 10th
Time: 12 - 4pm
Location: GSA North, Rabbit Hill Park 

State 'G' Certificate Coaching Course Info - FREE TO VOLUNTEER COACHES

This course is aimed at coaches and parents of U-5 through U-8 players. The course is four hours long and provides fun activities that enhance players' skill development, discusses strategies for coaching the younger age groups, as well as what to expect from your young players. Attendance is required to receive the G Certificate. If you are coaching U-5 through U-8, you must start at the ‘G’ course. Previous playing or coaching experience cannot be used to waive the ‘G’, no exceptions.

To register for the G course online - CLICK HERE
 


State Recreation "F" Certificate  - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS
When: Saturday, Feb. 10th
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Location: GSA North, Rabbit Hill Park 

State "F" Certificate Coaching Course - FREE TO VOLUNTEER COACHES

The F Course is tailored for the coach who is working with U-10 and U-12 recreational players. The emphasis is on teaching young players through fun games. The course consists of 7 hrs of instruction and practice. Attendance is required to receive the F Certificate. If you are coaching Recreational U-10, you must start at the F course. The G course is not a pre-requisite. Previous playing or coaching experience cannot be used to waive the F course if you coach U-12 Rec. No exceptions. Minimum of 10 registrations required to hold class.

 To register for the F course online - CLICK HERE