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MSYSA Online U5 & U6 Recreational Coaching Module - $25.00 (Pre-requisite: None) Register here  
The purpose of this coaching curriculum is to help educate the novice U5 & U6 coach. We define the novice coach as someone who has limited or no experience working with players ages 4 and 5 years old. Many coaches have either played or coached at some ages but the U5 & U6 player is unique and to be a successful coach in this age group you will need a new skill set.

MSYSA U6 to U10 Online Youth Coaching Module Course - $50.00 (Pre-requisite:  None) Register here 
MSYSA continues to set the standard with Coaching Education in the Region.  The Online Youth Module is designed for the novice coach.  It will help educate the candidate on understanding his/her audience of U6 - U10 players.  Further, it will provide a simple methodology to help facilitate the education of the youth soccer player.  Upon completion of the Online Youth Module, the coach will be able to print a Certificate of Achievement for their records.  It is necessary to afford 30-45 uninterrupted minutes to successfully complete his module.

  • The MSYSA Online Youth Module is a required pre-requisite for the E Course.
  • NO REFUNDS for this Course.


USSF/MSYSA E License Course U9 to U12 players - $125.00 (Pre-requisite:  MSYSA U6-U10 Online Youth Module)

The E License 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.

  • The MSYSA U6-U10 Online Youth Module is a required pre-requisite for the E Course.  A copy of the MSYSA U6-U10 Online Youth Module Completion Certificate is required at the time of the class (no exceptions).
  • Mandatory 6 month wait between USSF E Course and USSF D Course.
  • The USSF E License is a perquisite for the USSF D Course.
  • E Waivers are no longer available nor accepted.
  • NO REFUNDS for this Course.
  • Course transfer requests must be made 7 days prior to the course and require an administration fee of $25.00.

USSF/MSYSA E Course Offerings

Course   

Course Location     

Course Dates

   Course Times   

     Registration     

Chesterfield MI The Sports Academy 06/21 & 06/22, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm Register Here
Jackson MI Marino's Park 07/19 & 07/20, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm  Register Here 
Kalamazoo MI Kalamazoo College 07/26 & 07/27, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm Register Here

** Indicates MSPSP Sponsored Coaching Courses.  Registration fee is waived for these courses courtesy of MSPSP.

E License Pre-Course Requirements- Click here
MSYSA U6-U10 Online Module Completion Certificate
Team Management Assignment
Laws Exam Assignment Part A & Part B Completion Certificate 
HeadsUp! Concussion Training Completion Certificate


USSF/MSYSA D License Course U13 to U14 players - $200.00 (Pre-requisite: E License)
The D License is a 36-40 hour course designed for the experience coach and is required to coach in MSPSP, DA and MRL.  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 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.  Candidates will receive a State PASS, National PASS or NOT READY.

  • The USSF E License is a pre-requisite for the USSF D Course.  
  • Mandatory 6 month wait between USSF E License and USSF D Course.
  • 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 D Course in its entirety.   If you took the USSF D Course after March 2013 and received a State Pass you can register for Phase 4 - Performance Review (Testing) to re-test for  a National Pass. 
  • NO REFUNDS for this Course.
  • Course transfer requests must be made 7 days prior to the course and require an administration fee of $25.00.
  • D Waivers are no longer available nor accepted.
  • The USSF National D License is required to apply for the USSF National C Course.

USSF D License Course - Phase 1 Offerings

Course   

     Course Location     

Course Dates 

      Course Times                

     Registration     

   Plymouth/Canton    MSYSA/Independence Park 6/20, 21 & 22, 2014 Friday:  5pm-9pm at MSYSA
Saturday:  8am-6pm
Sunday:  8am-6pm 
Closed
  Grosse Pointe Woods     Grosse Pointe North High School   07/18, 19 & 20, 2014 Friday:   5pm-9pm
Saturday:  8am-6pm
Sunday:  8am-5pm
Closed

D Pre-Course RequirementsClick here


USSF D License Phase 4 - Performance Review (Testing) Offerings 
First time testing candidates:  $50.00  (Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Phase 1-3)

State D to National D Retest Candidates:  $125.00  (Prerequisite:  State D License awarded June 2013 and after.
  • 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 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) to re-test for  a National Pass. 
  • NO REFUNDS for this Course.
  • D Waivers are no longer available nor accepted.
  • The National D License is required to apply for the USSF National C License Course.  Mandatory wait between USSF D Course and USSF C National Course.
 Course Course Location Course Dates Course Times Registration
D Testing - Canton Independence Park - Canton     06/21 & 22, 2014       8am - 6pm         Open Soon!     
  D Testing - Grosse Pointe Woods      Grosse Pointe North High School     07/19 & 20, 2014    8am - 6pm   Open Soon!

USSF National C Course U15 to U18 players - $875.00 (Pre-requisite: USSF National D License or NSCAA National Diploma) 
Closed

If you are interested in applying to be on the wait list please send an email to cmayhew@michiganyouthsoccer.org

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 construction 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, the 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 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 understand of the responsibilities of coaching.

  • Applicants must have held a USSF National D License or NSCAA National Diploma for a minimum of 12 months. ( A copy must be submitted with Registration Application).
  • NO REFUNDS for this Course.
  • No Course Transfers.

For additional information regarding the USSF National C License including the course curriculum please go to the US Soccer Website at:  US Soccer


NSCAA COURSES

National Diploma - June 20 & 29 Weekends
Register: 
http://www.nscaa.com/education/courses/national
The National Diploma is a 45-hour course designed to meet the needs of the more experienced coach, particularly those coaching at the high school level and above, or youth coaches with previous certification and a number of years working with the developing player.  It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the NSCAA Level 6 Diploma or USSF "D" license prior to the course. The overall objective of the National Diploma is to acquaint the coach with the needs of the soccer player and provide an organized and progressive methodology of coaching those needs. Basic technical and tactical knowledge is the central theme of the course in a 6 vs. 6 model. The course includes sessions on the teaching process, psychological skills training and Laws of the Game. Participants receive a curriculum that outlines the course content and includes valuable resource material. Testing includes oral, written and practical (coaching) evaluations. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. NSCAA recommends that candidates for the National Diploma spend three hours taking the on-line safety course. For a cost of just $36, you will have access to outstanding information to help you prepare for the immediate treatment of your player’s injuries. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Advanced National Diploma - June 20 & 29 Weekends - Brighton, MI
Register: http://www.nscaa.com/education/courses/advanced-national
Prerequisites: NSCAA National Diploma or the USSF "C" License Recommended: Minimum of 10 years coaching experience The Advanced National Diploma is a 45-hour course designed for the experienced coach working with the advanced player. The emphasis is on training those players within a team concept designed to produce a successful environment. The 8 vs. 8 model is the main focus. Candidates receive a curriculum which outlines the course and includes valuable resource material. The curriculum includes team organization and training, advanced methodology, analysis and understanding systems of play, a focus on tactics within thirds of the field, technical position overviews, match analysis and the psychological aspect of coaching. Testing includes oral, written and practical (coaching) evaluations. Acceptance into the course requires an NSCAA National Diploma, the USSF "C", Canadian National "B", or an English UEFA "B" license. A minimum of 10 years of coaching experience at an appropriate level also is suggested.

Goalkeeper Level 1 - July 26th & 27th - Saginaw, MI
Registerhttp://www.nscaa.com/education/goalkeeping-level-1
The overall objective of the Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma is to explore some of the myths and mystiques surrounding the goalkeeping function.  The six-hour course is directed towards the team coach - not the specialist goalkeeper coach.  The object is to empower the coach with knowledge and practice methods that will enable the coach to evaluate a goalkeeper in game situations and then design an appropriate practice program for goalkeepers in and outside of team practices.  The course includes lecture (theory) and field (practical) sessions.

Goalkeeper Level 2 - July 26th & 27th - Saginaw, MI
Register: http://www.nscaa.com/education/goalkeeping-level-2
The overall objective of the Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma is to create an optimal learning environment for this specialized position.  The 12-hour course is geared towards the specialist goalkeeping coach and the team coach looking for in-depth information surrounding the coaching of goalkeepers.  The course includes both lecture (theory) and field (practical) sessions.  An NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I Diploma is a prerequisite for this course.