C License Coaching Course Announcement

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C License Coaching Course Announcement



Dear Coaches,

MSYSA is excited to announce that we will be hosting a US Soccer Blended ‘C’ License in 2021. The course will be held in a blended format, which means that the course will be held both online and in-person course. The course will begin on March 15th with an online experience and ends with an in-person field component from June 28th to July 1st 2021. The in-person meeting will be held at Schoolcraft College, Livonia.

Coaches who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules and live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor. During the four day in-person meeting coaches will experience both classroom and field components. Candidates will be required to run on field training sessions. Due to the current COVID situation we may ask coaches to participate in the field sessions as players, so please come prepared to actively learn.

Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend all course meetings to be eligible to receive the license.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be considered for the U.S. Soccer C course, all candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have valid Risk Management and SafeSport certificates
  • Have held a U.S. Soccer D license for at least 12 months OR meet the waiver guidelines
  • Currently coaching

Waiver Guidelines: Applicants who hold certain foreign licenses or have a minimum amount of professional playing experience may be considered eligible without holding the U.S. Soccer D License.
Minimum Waiver Pre-Requisites:
  • Certain foreign licenses (subject to review by U.S. Soccer) -OR-
  • Applicant has two (2) years playing experience with a Senior National Team and/or two (2) years playing experience on a FIFA recognized “1st Division” outdoor professional team.
This information must be reflected in the coach’s LC profile. Official proof of playing and coaching experience must be provided via letterhead from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organization. Interested candidates who wish to apply based on a waiver must submit an application directly to the hosting organization. Please contact Paul Thomas at pthomas@michiganyouthsoccer.org for more information.

Course Structure:
First Meeting
  • Opening Webinar Date: (Sunday, March 14th 2021)
  • Opening Webinar Time: (7 pm EST)
Development Period: The Development Period is the time between the initial meeting and the on-field component. The Development Period will consist of weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules and live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a web-camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place on agreed upon days and times (see below). It is vital that candidates have access to a grassroots team during this period so that they can practically apply what they learned during the Development Period.

Weekly Webinars: Dates and times are TBA. A survey will be sent to all candidates to gauge the best days and times, however, there will be a need for flexibility when scheduling.
 On-Field Component
  • Date: (June 28th, 29th, 30th and July 1st, 2021)
  • Check In - Monday June 28th from 11:00 to 11:45 am
  • Course End - Thursday July 1st at 12:00 pm
  • Location: Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
Other details will be emailed out to the candidate.
For more information and cost please visit: https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/4/details/7653