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USSF National F License = $25.00
The “F” license is a 2-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players.

To register for the F License please visit US Soccer's Digital Coaching Center:
 US Soccer Digital Coaching Center

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USSF National E License  (Prerequisite: F License)

  • Tuition - MSYSA Member: $150.00 + US Soccer Digital Coaching Center Cost $25.00 = $175.00
  • Tuition - Non-MSYSA Member: $175.00 + US Soccer Digital Coaching Center Cost $25.00 = $200.00

    The USSF National E License Course is an 18 hour course.  The curriculum will focus on age appropriate player development activities for ages U9-U12.  It will provide a basic understanding of coaching methodology and introduce the four pillars of soccer, stressing the technical side of the player as paramount at this stage and prepares interested coaches for the D License Course.

Candidate Outcomes:

  • PASS = USSF 'E' License.
  • Not Ready = MSYSA 'E' Certificate of Completion.  To obtain the USSF 'E' License a candidate must retake the course in its entirety.

NOTE:

  • USSF National 'E' License is the prerequisite for USSF National 'D' Course. There is a 6 month mandatory wait between these courses.
  • Candidates require a current Risk Management card.
  • E License Waivers are no longer offered or accepted.
  • Payment & Cancellation Policy:  Full tuition is required at the time of registration. 

 USSF National E Course Offerings

  Course    

Course
Location

Course Dates

     Course Times     

Registration

Chesterfield MI The Sports
Academy
July 15-17, 2016 Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm
Register Here
US Soccer
DCC

Brighton MI

Legacy Center

July 22-24, 2016 Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm
Register Here
US Soccer 
DCC

Kalamazoo MI Kalamazoo
College
August 12-14, 2016

Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm

Register Here
US Soccer 
DCC

Traverse City Keystone Soccer
Complex
Nov 11-13, 2016 Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm
Register Here
US Soccer
DCC



USSF National D License (Prerequisite: E License)
  • Tuition - MSYSA Member: $350.00 + US Soccer Digital Coaching Center Cost $25.00 = $375.00
  • Tuition - Non MSYSA Member: $375.00 + US Soccer Digital Coaching Center Cost $25.00 = $400.00
The D License is a 36-40 hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National E License.  It consists of theoretical (classroom) and practical (field) instruction on teaching the four components of soccer; technique, tactics, fitness and psychology as they relate to U13-U14 players.  The course is broken down into four phases:  Preparation Phase, Instructional Phase, Deliberate Practice Phase and Performance Review Phase.  This course also includes an extensive "methods" component designed to improve the teaching skills of coaches in recognizing "coachable moments".  The minimum time is would take to receive a D License is 2-4 months.

Candidate Outcomes:
  • PASS = USSF 'D' License.
  • PROVISIONAL STATUS = MSYSA 'D' Certificate of Completion & eligible for a Performance Review (Re-Test) after 6 months.
  • FAIL = MSYSA 'D' Certificate of Completion.  To obtain the USSF 'D' License a candidate must retake the course in its entirety.

NOTE:

  • The USSF National 'D' License is the prerequisite for USSF National 'C' Course. There is a 12 month mandatory wait between these courses.
  • Candidates require a current Risk Management card.
  • 'D' License Waivers are no longer offered or accepted.
  • Payment & Cancellation Policy:  Full tuition is required at the time of registration.

USSF National D Course Offerings

Course National D - TBD
(Both Weekends)
National D - Grand Rapids
(Both Weekends)
Location TBD
(Classroom, Field Sessions & Performance Review)
MVP Fieldhouse
(Classroom, Field Sessions & Performance Review)
Dates Instructional Phase: TBD
Performance Review: TBD
Instructional Phase: July 22-24
Performance Review:  Nov 4-6
Instructional Phase Times Friday:  TBD
Saturday:  TBD
Sunday:  TBD
 Friday:  5pm-10pm
Saturday:  8am-6pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm
Registration Coming Soon! Register Here - US Soccer DCC

 
 
 
 
 


USSF National 'D' License - Phase 4 - Performance Review (Testing)
First Time Candidates Cost $75.00 + Digital Coaching Center Cost $25.00 = $100.00.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phase 1-3
Retest Candidates Cost $125.00 + Digital Coaching Center Cost $25.00 = $150.00.  Prerequisite: Provisional Status OR State 'D'License awarded June 2013 and after.
Retesting candidates must consult with Paul Thomas, MSYSA Director of Coaching, prior to course registration for approval.  
  • If you are looking to upgrade from a State 'D' to a National 'D' and took the 'D' Course prior to March 2013 you must register for and retake the new USSF National 'D' Course in its entirety.  If you took the 'D' Course after March 2013 and received a State Pass you can register for Phase 4 - Performance Review (Testing) Course to re-test for a National Pass.
  • 'D' License Waivers are no longer offered or accepted.
  • A 'D' License is required to apply for the 'C' License Course.  Mandatory wait between these courses is 12 months.

USSF National D License Course - Phase 4 - Performance Review Offerings

Course  National D License - Performance Review
     - First Attmept Testers
     - Provisional Status and State "D" Retest

Location Legacy Center, Brighton
Dates June 24-26, 2016  
Times Friday:  5pm-10pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm

Registration Register Here - US Soccer DCC


USSF National C License Course = $1,495.00  
(Pre-requisite: Hold a National D License for minimum of 12 months) Press Release...

The National "C" License course is designed to introduce concepts that are targeted toward coaching players ages 15-18. The course focus is on getting coaches to think about, discuss, and recognize the recurring concepts or themes that exist in soccer. Candidates will be challenged to find ways to offer constructive guidance to players while also allowing players to experience the game for themselves. A primary emphasis in the National "C" License course is the close relationship between technique and tactics. In this course, technique and tactics will be addressed together. In practice field sessions and the final field exam, the candidate is required to address the impact that technique has on tactics.

Three (3) General Goals of the National "C" License Course:

  1. To prepare coaches to better recognize problems and solutions as they occur in the run of play a and to communicate this information to their players,
  2. To create rich soccer environments that allow players to grow, and
  3. To provide a foundation for any coach wishing to pursue higher levels within U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education Program.

The National "C" License course will also provide a foundation in the following areas: tactics, technique, methods of coaching and issues in youth player development, some of which have been introduced in the "D" License course, and will be expanded upon in the National "B" and National "A" License courses. These include but are not limited to the following objectives:

  • Observe and identify the technical and tactical demands of the game.
  • Focus on the application of technique and small group tactics in games up to 9v9 to big goals.
  • Organize, develop and implement appropriate training sessions to correct and reinforce the demands of the game.
  • Recognize soccer problems and offer appropriate technical and tactical guidance to the players.  
  • Develop a better understanding of the responsibilities of coaching.

Please note: the National "C" License Course is now split into two meetings.  The first meeting will take place from July 17th to 24th and the second meeting will take place from November 4th to 6th.  Both meetings will be held at the same location.  All candidates must attend both meetings and cannot transfer between different national courses.

Cancellation Policy:

Date

Cancellation Policy Amount Deducted

Registration

25% Tuition

8 Weeks Out May 22nd, 2016

50% Tuition

6 Weeks Out June 5th, 2016

75% Tuition

4 Weeks Out June 19th, 2016

100% Tuition

 

 Cost  $1,495.00
Note:  The course fee includes tuition and course material.  The course fee does NOT include housing, meals, ground transportation, airfare or activities outside of the standard course schedule.  Candidates are responsible for their own transportation to and from MSP Fieldhouse.
Course  USSF National C License 
Instructional Phase & Performance Review
Location Field Sessions:  MVP Fieldhouse - Grand Rapids MI
Classroom Sessions:  Springhill Suites (Cascade Room)
Dates Instructional Phase Week: July 17-24, 2016 

Performance Review:  November 4-6, 2016

Times Course schedule TBD
Registration All applicants must have a coach profile in the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center prior to registering (with licenses).  Link to DCC

Register Here

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