The National "E" is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepare interested coaches for the 36-hour "D" license course. The National "E" course is only administered and instructed by State Soccer Associations.
What is the "E" License?
- 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 our Long Term Athlete Development Model
- Establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses
What are the specific target outcomes of the course?
- Understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development
- Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session
- Demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game
- Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment (3v3 to 9 v 9 adaptable to local competition structure)
- Minimum Age: 16 years of age
- Youth Module I, Youth Module II or the CYSA F are highly recommended (but not required).
This curriculum, developed and released in 2012 by USSF is an extensive comprehensive course that includes the curriculum to prepare a coach for the USSF National D. If you have taken the E course and/or E/D course in CYSA prior to March 15, 2012, you may not be prepared for the New National D Curriculum. It is not required, but recommended that you complete this course before registering for the National D Course.
Course Length: 18 Hours
- 6 hours Classroom
- 12 hours Field
- Friday Evening: 2 hrs. Classroom
- Saturday: 2 hrs. Classroom/ 6 hrs. Field
- Sunday: 2 hrs. Classroom/ 6 hrs. Field
- Minimum class size is 12, maximum class size is 15 Candidates.
All candidates will receive the USSF "E" course Guidebook and upon completion a Course Certificate.