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MSYSA Parent Module - Free  Register Here

This module was designed with you, the parent, in mind! It will serve as a readily accessible resource or reference guide for information needed quickly. You will find a great deal of information on MSYSA programs, services, coaching educational opportunities and other developmental programs that MSYSA offers!

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.
  • NO REFUNDS for this Course.
MSYSA U7 & U8 Online Recreational Coaching Module - $25.00 (Pre-requisite:  None)  Register Here

The purpose of this coaching curriculum is to help educate U7 & U8 recreational coaches. We understand recreational coaches come to the table with a wide range of experiences, from the novice coach with no experience to a veteran coach. With the game of soccer changing constantly and new educational research into child learning, we feel the content of this curriculum will be beneficial to coaches of any background.

  • NO REFUNDS for this Course.

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 or 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.  Transfer requests made after the 7 days prior to the course must be approved.  No-shows will not be allowed to transfer. 

USSF/MSYSA E Course Offerings

  Course    

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Course Dates

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     Registration     

Oxford  Oxford Elementary School 11/7, 11/8 & 11/9, 2014 Friday:  5pm-9pm
Saturday:  9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm
 Register Here
Lansing  Lansing Indoor Sports Arena  12/12, 12/13 & 12/14 Friday:  5pm-9pm
Saturday:  9am-6pm
Sunday:  9am-6pm 
 Register Here
Traverse City  Old Long Lake Elementary School 4/17, 4/18 & 4/19, 2015  Friday:  5pm-9pm
Saturday:  9am-6pm
Sunday:  9am-6pm 
Register Here 

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 - $250.00 (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.  Transfer requests made after the 7 days prior to the course must be approved.  No-shows will not be allowed to transfer. 
  • D Waivers are no longer available or accepted.
  • The USSF National D License is required to apply for the USSF National C Course.

USSF D License Course - Phase 1 Offerings

New course D Course offering coming soon!

Course   

     Course Location     

Course Dates 

      Course Times             

     Registration     

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)
  • Retesting candidates must consult with Paul Thomas, Director of Coaching, prior to course registration.  No exceptions.
  • 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 is one year.
Course Course Location Course Dates Course Times Registration
Phase 4 - Performance Review  Legacy Center - Brighton 12/27 & 12/28, 2014 Saturday:  TBD
Sunday: TBD
Email
cmayhew@michiganyouthsoccer.org
for registration information 
 

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma Course  $350.00
The Director of Coaching Diploma is a 21-hour course designed to address the issues confronting the Director of an American club. The curriculum has been created in cooperation with US Club Soccer. It examines the technical, conceptual, leadership and administrative skills of future and current Directors of Coaching for youth soccer clubs for the purpose of developing the American soccer player. This is accomplished through a curriculum rich in application and theory and will focus on organizational structure, methods of coaching, leadership theory, evaluation and development of coaches and players and fiscal, legal and moral responsibility. Candidates will understand each of the individual units of the club as well as the interrelationship of those parts to achieve the specific goals and objectives of a youth soccer club.  

Course:  Director of Coaching Diploma
Dates: 12/12-14, 2014
Location: Plymouth, MI
Course Details:  Details
Course Registration: Register Here

DA Coaches and Club Directors can use this as part of their continued education through MSYSA.