The National Youth License, a U.S. Soccer course, focuses upon the nature of children and the adjustments adults must make to coach them. The course curriculum covers the ages of 4-12 years old. Each day of the course, the focus is upon one of the traditional soccer age groups of U6, U8, U10 or U12.
Children of the appropriate age group are brought to the course site and are placed in a model training environment with the coaches in attendance. The candidates are videotaped while coaching the players and the video is reviewed with each candidate to aid in the education of the coach. The course combines both classroom (theory) and field (practical) sessions. The course concludes with written, oral and practical examinations.
The National Youth License course is five days in length. It is ideal for anyone hoping to become a better and more effective coach. It is also a great opportunity for "A" Licensed coaches to receive 8 CEUs upon successful completion of the course.
- Combines Classroom (Theory) and Field (practical) sessions for the U6-U12 player
- Laws of the Game
- Prevention and Care of Injuries
- Risk Management
- Team Management
- Candidates must be 18 yrs. old and hold a National "D" License or have the approval of the State Director of Coaching.
(Generally Tues-Sat course)
- Day 1: Check-in, Orientation and Opening Lecture 3 hrs.
- Day 2 - Day 5: Classroom/field Sessions
- Groups of 9 per instructor
- $675 for Cal North Members
- $775 for Non Cal North Members
All candidates will receive the National Youth License Course Manual and upon completion a Course Certificate. Candidates that have an A license can earn up to 8 CEUs upon successful completion of the course.