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Coaching Overview

The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association provides top level coaching education courses tailored to the needs of coaches and players. New courses are constantly offered throughout the year so check back often or follow us on social media to stay up to date.

All questions on coaching education can be directed to our Director of Coaching Instruction:
Tim Bradbury

Soccer coaching licenses and diplomas are offered by the top two national soccer organizations in the United States, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF or US Soccer) and United Soccer Coaches (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America).

US Soccer Coaching Learning Center

The US Soccer Federation is the governing body for soccer in the United States as recognized by FIFA. They confer the official licenses for soccer coaching in the United States.  These start with what is characterized as a “Grassroots Pathway,” which then progress through the D License, the C License, the B License, and the A License (youth) or A License (seniors). Lastly, there is a professional license. Licenses are granted after satisfactory completion of course requirements and examinations.


United Soccer Coaches Education

United Soccer Coaches, previously known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, offers a series of national diplomas based on its coaching program. Founded in 1941, it has over 32,000 members and promotes itself as the largest soccer coaching organization in the world.  The number of diplomas awarded are broader in scope than those of the USSF, but do not carry the weight of being from the FIFA-recognized organization.  United Soccer Coaches diplomas are designed to provide a service to their membership.

USYS Coaching Resources

Whether you are an experienced coach or coaching for the first time in your life, US Youth Soccer has the resources to help you before, during and after the game.