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Michigan State Youth Soccer Association offers many different coaching education opportunities.

As a direct member of US Soccer, MSYSA provides coaches with the opportunity to take the 'E', 'D' and 'C' License courses within the State.  These courses are recommended for professional coaches who plan to coach teams in MSPSP, Director's Academy, US Soccer Developmental Academy, Midwest Regional League and the USYSA National League.

As a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) we also provide other coaching education courses, which include 4 v 4, 7 v 7, 9 v 9 & 11 v 11 Modules, Goalkeeper Levels 1 to 3, National and Advanced National Courses.  These courses are recommended for professional and novice coaches who want to coach teams in their local travel leagues and MSPSP.

Other education opportunities include:

  • Online Learning – U6, U8 & U10 Recreational Coaching Modules.
  • MSYSA Coaching Symposium – Unique educational opportunity, which include guest clinicians from around the world to help expose and educate our coaches to different coaching philosophies and practices.
  • In-Service Clinics – Free 3 hour coaching clinics to our member leagues.
  • Resources page – Includes curriculum, lesson plan, video’s, etc.

Which pathway do I choose?  The pathway you choose is ultimately a personal preference, which is based on your level of experience, the age groups you are currently coaching, and the age groups you plan to coach in the future. For these reasons, it is common to take courses from both pathways.  However, our recommendations for coaches are as follows:

Novice Coaches with little or no experience should focus on MSYSA’s U6, U8, U10 or U12 online modules, the NSCAA 4 v 4 to 11 v 11 Modules and / or U.S. Soccer ‘F’ License.  These courses are designed to provide parent-coaches working at the recreational and select travel levels with the soccer knowledge and coaching tools necessary to successfully navigate the youth soccer experience. There is no formal assessment in these courses and a playing background is not a requirement.

Coaches with a significant playing and/or coaching experience who are looking at a more professional track should look to complete U.S. Soccer’s E and D License and may also begin the NSCAA pathway with the National Diploma.

Below is a breakdown of MSYSA offerings with Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level coaching recommendations.

Coaching Ed - Coach Pathway 2

To request a Coaching License Reissue please click here.  Please note a $25.00 fee may apply. Also, due to significant changes in the USSF curriculum it is recommended individuals with licenses obtained prior to 2000 be re-certificated. Licenses obtained 2011 or after are on the GotSoccer Coach Profile used to registered for the course.  Click here to pay.