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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 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.  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    

     Course Location     

Course Dates

     Course Times     

     Registration     

   Midland Northwood University     8/8, 8/9 & 8/10, 2014     Friday:  5pm-9pm
 Saturday:  9am-6pm 
Sunday:  9am-6pm
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 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!

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 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     

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!