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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     

   Kalamazoo Kalamazoo College   7/26 &07/27, 2014 9am - 6pm Closed
   Midland Northwood University     8/8, 8/9 & 8/10, 2014     Friday:  5pm-9pm
 Saturday:  9am-6pm 
Sunday:  9am-6pm
 Register Here
 Brighton Legacy Center 9/5, 9/6 & 9/7, 2014  Friday: 5pm-9pm
Saturday:  9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am -6pm
 Register Here
Jenison
(Grand Rapids Area)
 
Jenison HS   9/5, 9/6, & 9/7, 2014 Friday:  5pm-9pm
Saturday:  9am-6pm
Sunday:  9am-6pm 
 Register Here
Oxford  Oxford Elementary School 11/7, 11/8 & 11/9, 2014 Friday:  5pm-9pm
Saturday:  9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm
 Register Here
 Traverse City Long Lake 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 
 Coming Soon!

** 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 - $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.
  • 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

Fraser  Total Soccer - Fraser 08/22, 23 & 24, 2014  Friday:  5pm-9pm
Saturday:  8am-6pm
Sunday:  8am-6pm
Register Here

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.
Course Course Location Course Dates Course Times Registration
  Phase 4 - Performance Review    Total Soccer Fraser  10/31, 11/1 & 11/2, 2014   Friday:  TBD
  Saturday:  TBD  
Sunday:  TBD 
Coming Soon!
Phase 4 - Performance Review  Legacy Center - Brighton 12/27 & 12/28, 2014 Saturday:  TBD
Sunday: TBD
Coming 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

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.