By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association


Soccer coaches will be delighted to get a “C” when the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) hosts the “C” Coaching Course in the Capital District and on Long Island in 2021.


Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be currently coaching and have held a National “D” License for a minimum of one year or meet the waiver guidelines:

This “C” course and first-class curriculum is designed for coaches working with players ages 14 and up. The course encompasses the various tasks of the coach, including training sessions, coaching games, leading players, leading the teams and managing a performance environment plus vital theory sessions on periodization and principles of play with field sessions. There is both an instruction/development period and an assessment period.


“This is a great course that is a vital stepping stone for those that wish to move onto the B and A courses,” commented Tim Bradbury, Director of Coaching for Eastern New York. “The C is the foundation of all high-level licenses and is full of vital teaching strategies and game concepts.“

As part of the course, applicants complete 16 weeks of virtual training that starts four weeks prior to Phase 1, continues in the 10 weeks between phases and ends two weeks after Phase 2. The virtual training should take applicants 1-2 hours per week.

The fee for each course is $1,950. The meeting dates are:



Afrim’s Sports Park, 969 Watervilet-Shaker Road in Colonie

Phase 1: Tuesday, April 20 to Friday, April 23

Phase 2: Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, July 9



SUSA Orlin & Cohen Sports Complex, DPW Drive in Central Islip

Phase 1: Tuesday, June 15 to Friday, June 18

Phase 2: Monday, August 23 to Thursday, August 26


Registration needs to be through the US Soccer Digital Learning Center. You find the course through this link:


Don’t delay, register today! Any questions can be directed to Eastern New York’s Melanie Corbett ( or Director of Coaching Tim Bradbury (


With approximately 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer. For more information, please log on to





Randy Vogt
Director of Public Relations
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
167 Nassau Boulevard 
Garden City South, NY 11530
Phone 516-766-0849