Coaching License Mandate
There are no longer F Licenses being offered.
The new Coach License requirements will be posted as soon as we receive more information.
For the Coaches who do not currently hold a coaching license, your club registrar should place a note on the team registrations that are brought into the office asking the League Registrar to please put the coach name on a one season waiver list. The coach will be allowed to coach in the 2017/2018 season but must obtain a coaching license prior to coaching a travel team in the 2018/2019 season. (see below for the new licensing format information ~ Introduction To Grassroots)
ALL COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES ON CDYSL ROSTERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE GRASSROOTS CERTIFICATION. WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING NCAA OR "HIGH SCHOOL" CERTIFICATIONS.
GRASSROOTS MANDATE UPDATE
Grass Roots License Program Mandate
ENYYSA will mandate that all coaches working within any of the member leagues obtain the developmentally appropriate license OR any nationally recognized course that matches the licenses in terms of learning hours within a 12-month period from (date)
A brief description of the US soccer grass roots license course program is presented below and a diagram of the pathway is included at the end of this document.
4v4 – 4 hours duration (2 classroom & 2 field) cost is set to be $90 per coach
7v7- 4 hours duration (2 classroom & 2 field) cost is set to be $90 per coach
9v9 - 4 hours duration (2 classroom & 2 field) cost is set to be $90 per coach
11v11 - 4 hours duration (2 classroom & 2 field) cost is set to be $90 per coach
D license 40 plus hours(2 weekends and one Friday night) spread over a minimum of 6 weeks cost is $450 per coach
Any coach wishing to attend a D license must obtain two in person licenses and one online license. No equivalence exits so the entry pathway is only through licensed courses.
AGE OF PLAYERS LICENSE REQUIRED COST PER COACH 8 and under 4v4 $90 10 and under 7v7 $90 12 and under 9v9 $90 13 up 11v11 $90 Any course that incurs a facility fee is added on as an additional cost. So if a course facility fee is $1400 the course fee would be $190 per coach
At this time, the following United Coaches diplomas would be considered to meet the license requirement:
7v7/9v9 Diploma which is 6 hours in person and 3 online
11v11 Diploma which is 6 hours in person and 3 online.
Any course that incurs a facility fee is added on as an additional cost. So, if a course facility fee is $1400 the course fee would be $190 per coach.
In planning any mandatory licensing program, there are certain key issues that always need clarification and resolution. The comments below should deal with all such issues:
- Time line coaches will be given between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020 to
obtain the age appropriate license or equivalent thereof.
- Grandfather clause – Any coach with a license or diploma that involved more
hour’s duration than a grass roots license would be grandfathered.
- Equivalence – Any coach with an older license or diploma that is more than four
hours of duration be exempt from participating in the program.
- On line courses will not meet the mandate and therefore, only in person courses
will be considered.
- Each coach will only be required to do one of the licenses.
Other issues –
Old F initiative – Our old F initiative that consisted of 2 hours online and a 90-minute field session falls short of the 4 hours of a grass roots license. All coaches would need to abide by the new grassroots license policy.
Any teams that play in the EDP League have a minimum of a D license coach on the roster.
INTRODUCTION TO GRASSROOTS COACHING MODULE
U.S. Soccer has revamped its coaching license pathway. It has eliminated both the F and E license, and is now offering a free 20-minute online "Introduction to Grassroots" module as the first step into its coaching schools.
All coaches must register with the U.S. Soccer Federation's Digital Coaching Center (DCC) and create a soccer profile. The registration fee for the DCC is $25. There are several resourses available, lots of lesson plans and practice exercises. Once you have registered with the DCC and before you take any of the Grassroots courses, you need to take the free introductory, "Introduction to Grassroots Coaching" module. The module will take about 20-25 minutes to go through. ~ U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION DIGITAL COACHING CENTER (DCC) LINK ~
GRASSROOTS PATHWAY COURSES
After completing the online "Introduction to Grassroots Coaching" module, coaches will be eligible for any of the four online and four in-person "Grassroots Pathway" courses: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11. Those are the courses that are replacing the F and E licenses. The online courses are scheduled to begin in April and the in-person are already available.
The eight courses will cost $25 each, plus, in the case of the in-person courses, the fee charged by the ENYYSA will be $50 plus any facility fee cost that host clubs are charged for holding a course. With the completion of each course comes a U.S. Soccer Grassroots Coaching License. (I suggest just saying the in-person courses are $75 in ENYYSA).
A candidate can move on to the D license by completing a minimum of two in-person courses (one of which must be the 11v11 course) and one of the online courses.
If you currently hold an E license: you advance to the D license by completing the cost-free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.
If you currently hold an F license: you advance to the D license by completing the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module, the 11v11 in-person course, and one additional in-person grassroots course, the 4v4, 7v7 or 9v9.
If you do not already have a U.S. Soccer license: you advance to the D license coure by completing the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module, the 11v11 in-person course, one other in-person course, and one online Grassroots course. All clubs that host a course must have a lecture room available suitable to use PowerPoint presentations and a team of age appropriate players depending on the grassroots course that is being conducted. The players must be available for 2 hours.
4v4 a team of 6-8 year olds
7v7 a team of 9-10 year olds
9v9 a team of 11-12 year olds
11v11 a team 13+ year olds
YOU MUST TAKE BOTH THE INTRODUCTION TO GRASSROOTS ONLINE MODULE AND THE GRASSROOTS PATHWAY COURSES IN ORDER TO HAVE YOUR COACHING LICENSE AND BE ADDED AS A COACH OR ASSISTANT COACH ON A ROSTER.
If interested in conducting a course, please fill out an application form and email it to the CDYSL office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out the application here.
Questions regarding the Grassroots courses can be emailed to Roy Pfeil at email@example.com.
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