US Youth Soccer's online coaching education platform enhances the experience and opportunities of US Youth Soccer players, coaches and parents. The platform features read-at-your-own-pace pages, video and document downloads. Additional curriculum will be added as the platform expands to further meet the educational needs of all members of the youth soccer community.
Heads Up: Concussion in Sports Intro Course
To learn more about concussions take the CDC’s FREE "Heads Up! Online Training for Youth Sports Coaches." This training will help you with a basic understanding of concussion. Simply go online and take the self-guided training. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school that you have completed this intro course offered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and US Youth Soccer.
Parents Guide and Introduction to Youth Soccer
The guide is designed to assist parents new to the game of soccer in growing the spirit without limiting the child. Chapters cover information from the basics of youth soccer and making a positive impact on children to roles of coaches and referees to lending support to your child.
Constructive Soccer - Principles of Play clinic
Coaching at the youth level is more a matter of teaching the game to young players than managing their soccer. Coaching the Principles of Play through small-sided games in both training sessions and on game-day will accelerate the players’ comprehension of constructive soccer. A key goal for coaching young players is to help them understand how soccer works. The Principles of Play form the basic tactical foundation of the game, and players' understanding can be accelerated by competing in small-sided games at training; and by encouraging constructive play during matches.
**NEW** Coaching Healthy Habits
Did you know that there are three simple things you can do to help your players stay healthy and perform their best? Learn how you can encourage players to Drink Right, Move More and Snack Smart in the Coaching Healthy Habits course, developed by US Youth Soccer and Healthy Kids Out of School. In two brief chapters, you’ll learn about basic nutrition and physical activity for young athletes and find practical tips to implement these healthy principles at your trainings and matches.
Available courses through State Associations:
If you do not see your State Association
offering the course, feel free to reach out and request they offer the course online.
U6-U8 Youth Coaching Module
This course, conducted with your US Youth Soccer State Association, has an online section and an on-field event. Both must be completed in order to fulfill the course requirements. This course focuses on age specific knowledge for U6-U8 players such as the rules of the game, characteristics of the U6-U8 players and coaching techniques for this age group.
States Offering: Alabama, Alaska, California - South, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York - East, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas - North, Texas - South, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
U10-U12 Youth Coaching Module
The U10-U12 course takes the successful U6-U8 course and adapts it for coaches with older players. Adaptations include: Rule changes, characteristics of U10-U12 players and coaching approaches for players in this age group.
States Offering: Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York - East, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas- North, Texas - South, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.