Coach Education - How to Become a Coach
Welcome to NMYSA's Coach Education page. Here you will find access to our electronic coach education system where you can register for coach education courses, get advice on which coaching course to take and see a description of all of our courses. In addition, you will find pre-course reading material and a number of useful coaching links on this page.
US Mens National team Coach addresses the importance of Coaching Education
Watch this short presentation that provides an overview of the Coach Education courses that we offer (Click the play button in the bottom left corner or use the arrows to move quickly thru the slides).
Which Coaching Course Should I Take?
This table provides a brief overview of the coach education courses currently offered by NMYSA, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and United States Soccer Federation (USSF). These courses are National courses that are occasionally hosted by state associations. Electronic signup makes it possible for any coach to view the coach education courses currently available from NMYSA and to sign up for those of interest online. The process is very easy -- all you need to do is click on the logo below to be taken to the Active Network's secure server to view courses and sign up for them.
All coaches enrolling in a "D"-License Course must hold their "E" Certificate. The new "D"-License course requires candidates to read the US Soccer Coaching Curriculum prior to the course. Coaches can find the curriculum by clicking here.
Online Youth Module 1
NMYSA is excited to announce the new Online Youth Module 1 Coaching Course. The course is aimed at coaches of players aged 5 thru 8 and has been developed to create a virtual, online classroom where coaches can learn more about coaching youth soccer and receive a coaching certification. Please visit the Online Youth Module 1 Coaching Course to get more information and register to take the course.
Visit our Coaches' Corner, where you will find coaching videos, articles and session plans along with links to many other coaching resources.
US Youth Soccer has completely reorganized their web site information on small-sided games. Rather than copy/repeat their information here, and risk our copies becoming outdated as theirs may change, please visit their new Small-Sided Games Resource Center for a host of information on rules, program manual, philosophy, age-specific guidelines, field layouts, and more. Follow their "Official Rules" link for the age-specific details.