NYSA Coaching Education

What courses do you need?

Which Coaching Course Should I Take?

One of the most frequently asked questions for the coaching department at the NYSA office is “Which coaching course should I sign up for?”

An accurate response to this question is very dependent on the person asking and typically requires further information to decide on the appropriate course. The questions that need to be answered are:

1) What age group are you currently coaching?

2) Do you have any coaching licenses?

Many coaches do not realize that the NYSA coaching education program is age specific. A popular misconception is that the “E” Certificate course should be the first coaching course taken. Many times this is not the case. The “E” Certificate course and the “D” License course are the basic level and introductory courses respectively from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Coaching Education program. As one of the 55 Youth Soccer State Associations, it is our responsibility to deliver these courses on behalf of the USSF. The “D” course is a prerequisite to the “C” license which in turn is a prerequisite for the “B” License and ultimately the “A” license.

For more information on the USSF and its programs please visit www.ussoccer.com