USSF E License

All SAM SELECT coaches should have a minimum of a USSF E-license.
 

The National E course is an 18-hour course, typically held over one weekend, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the National D course. The course consists of a series of lectures and field sessions, and attendance is mandatory for the full duration of all course meetings.
 

Eligibility

The National E course is open to all applicants who hold a U.S. Soccer National F license and who are at least 16 years of age.
 

Initial Assignments

All course work for the National E course will be completed in the Digital Coaching Center (DCC). Before the first course meeting, all candidates must complete the following assignments:

  • Team Management
  • Laws of the Game
  • Prevention and Care / Concussion Awareness


Target Outcomes

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of U.S. Soccer's Long Term Athlete Development Model.
  • Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.
  • Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment.

 

For classes in Maryland through MSYSA click here: http://www.msysa.org/coaches/coaching_courses/