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USSF National F License Course U5 to U8 players - $25.00The “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 Centerlinks to external site

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USSF National E License Course U9 to U12 players - $125.00
(Pre-requisite:  USSF National F License)
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.

  • The USSF National F License is a pre-requisite for the USSF National E License Course.  
  • The USSF National E License is a perquisite for the USSF National D License Course.
  • Mandatory 6 month wait between the USSF National E Course and the USSF National D Course.
  • Current Risk Management
  • E License Waivers are no longer offered or accepted.
  • Payment & Cancellation Policy:  Full tuition is required at the time of registration. NO REFUNDS for this course. Course transfer requests must be made 14 days prior to the course start date and require a $25.00 administration fee. Course transfer requests made less than 14 days prior to the course start date, regardless of circumstance, and any candidate who fails to attend for any reason will not be offered the transfer courtesy therefore forfeiting 100% of tuition. Course transfers will expire 12 months from the date of purchase.

USSF National E Course Offerings

  Course    

Course Location

Course Dates

     Course Times     

Registration

Muskegon TBD

Nov 20-22, 2015 

Friday: 5pm-9pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm 
Coming Soon!
Saline  Liberty School Dec 4-6, 2015 Friday: 5pm-9pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm
Coming Soon!
Grand Rapids Cornerstone
University
March 11-13, 2015

Friday:  5pm-9pm
Saturday:  9am-6pm
Sunday:  9am-6pm

Coming Soon! 


National E License Pre-Course Requirements 
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USSF National D License Course U13 to U14 players - $200.00
(Pre-requisite: USSF National E License)
The D License is a 36-40 hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National E License and is required to coach in MSPSP.  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.  Candidates will receive a PASS ('D' License), PROVISIONAL STATUS (Eligible for a Performance Review after 6 months) or FAIL.

 

  • The USSF National E License is a pre-requisite for the USSF D National License Course.  Mandatory 6 month wait between the USSF National E License and USSF National D License 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 take the new USSF National D Course in its entirety.   If you took the USSF National D Course after March 2013 and received a State Pass you can register for a Phase 4 - Performance Review (Testing) Course to re-test for a National Pass.  
  • Payment & Cancellation Policy:  Full tuition is required at the time of registration.  NO REFUNDS for this course.  Course transfer requests must be made 30 days prior to the course start date and require a $25.00 administration fee.  Course transfer requests made less than 30 days prior to the course start date, regardless of circumstance, and any candidate who fails to attend for any reason will not be offered the transfer courtesy therefore forfeiting 100% of tuition. Course transfers will expire 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • D License Waivers are no longer offered or accepted.
  • The USSF National D License is required to apply for the USSF National C Course.  Mandatory wait between USSF National D License and USSF C National Course is 12 months.

USSF National D License Course - Instructional Phase Offerings

Course  Brighton Instructional Phase (including Preparation and Deliberate Phase)
Location Legacy Center, Brighton MI
Dates

December 27-28, 2015


Times TBD   
Registration Coming Soon!
 

National D License Course Material and Information Click here


USSF National D License Phase 4 - Performance Review (Testing) Course
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)
  • 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.
  • Payment & Cancellation Policy:  Full tuition is required at the time of registration.  NO REFUNDS for this course.  Course transfer requests must be made 14 days prior to the course start date and require a $25.00 administration fee.  Course transfer requests made less than 14 days prior to the course start date, regardless of circumstance, and any candidate who fails to attend for any reason will not be offered the transfer courtesy therefore forfeiting 100% of tuition. Course transfers will expire 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • The National D License is required to apply for the USSF National C License Course.  Mandatory wait between USSF National D License and USSF C National Course is 12 months.

USSF National D License - Phase 4 Performance Review (Testing) Course Offerings

Course  Kalamazoo Brighton 
Location Kalamazoo College Legacy Center, Brighton 
Dates November 7-8, 2015  December 27-28, 2015
Times TBD TBD
Registration Coming Soon l Contact Christy Mayhew Coming Soon | Contact Christy Mayhew
  

USSF National C License Course:  U15-U18 players - $1,060.00
(Pre-requisite: Hold a National D License for minimum of 12 months)
July 18-26, 2015 at Ultimate Soccer Arena, Pontiac MI:  
Sold out!
(please contact cmayhew@michiganyouthsoccer.org for wait list)

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 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 player.
  • Develop a better understanding of the responsibilities of coaching.
  • As of January 2015, coaches must hold a USSF National D License for a minimum of 12 months or hold an approved waiver by US Soccer to register for a C Course; no other waivers will be accepted.  Coaches holding a foreign license should contact US Soccer for additional information. US Soccer determines all requirements and decisions.
  • A copy of your USSF National D License or US Soccer approved Waiver must be submitted within 48 hours following course registration.  Registration will not be confirmed until submission is verified.  Confirmed candidates will be notified via email with additional course details.  Candidates should secure travel arrangements only after received written registration confirmation from MSYSA.
  • Course fee includes tuition and all course materials.  The course fee does not include housing, meals, ground transportation, airfare or activities outside of the standard course schedule.
  • Payment & Cancellation Policy:   Full tuition payment is required at the time of registration. A $300 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will apply to any cancellation up to thirty (30) days prior to the course.  Cancellations less than thirty (30) days prior to the course, regardless of circumstance, will forfeit 50% of their entire course tuition. Cancellations fourteen (14) days prior to the course, regardless of circumstance, and any candidate who fails to attend for any reason will forfeit entire course tuition.
  • US Soccer and MSYSA advises against finalizing travel arrangements until course registration is confirmed. U.S. Soccer and MSYSA are not responsible for airline penalties or any other travel related costs.

USSF National C Course at Ultimate Soccer Arena - Pontiac MI: FAQ & Information

For additional course information including the course curriculum please visit the National C License page of the US Soccer website.