Massachusetts Youth Soccer believes that “…the best teacher of the game of soccer is the game itself…” Simply put, children get better at soccer by playing, playing and playing some more. We also believe that well-trained, resourceful coaches will enhance a child's enjoyment of this beautiful sport by creating a soccer environment that focus play productively and economically. To that end we have designed a series of coaching courses, each leading to a certificate or license that emphasizes proper coaching principles. We encourage you to take advantage of these courses.
"Do your players deserve to have you be the best coach you can be? ..."
Each of the Massachusetts Youth Coaching Courses is an enjoyable, informative, and eye-opening experience. They are designed not only to teach you about the game and about the art of coaching, but also to give you an insight into how children learn and how you can create a fun and supportive learning environment for your kids.
The Courses are organized in a progressive format so that instruction relates to specific age groups and leads up to the US Soccer Federation National coaching schools for the C, B, and A license.
G License Course – 4- hour course for U6 / U8 / U10 age group coaches
F License Course - 8 –hour course for U8 / U10 / U12 age group coaches
E License Course - 16-hour course for U10 / U12 / U14
Although there aren’t field or written tests in the G, F or E courses, each involves several hours of activity. To get the most out of each course, participation in the practical, active sessions is strongly encouraged, but is not required. These light soccer activities make up approximately one half of each course. The exception to this is our On-Line G course. There is no physical activity on your part, but there is a short quiz at the conclusion of the course that you must pass in order to receive the G License certificate.
The courses are taught by Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Coaches and Instructional Staff Coaches. Beyond some of the finest coaching instruction in the country, coaches receive training materials and an opportunity to work, learn and improve as coaches among peers.
For important information on the Coaching License Courses, click on the appropriate link:
To register for one of our Coaching License Courses, please CLICK HERE. This will access our online calendar of events. Click on the date of the course for which you want to register. On the right hand margin of the web page, you will see a link to all the License Courses scheduled for that date. Click on the course in which you are interested and follow the directions to REGISTER ON LINE.
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in your area, please contact Tara Petricca, at