Earn Your USSF E Coaching License

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
Course Schedule:
  • Friday Evening: 2 hrs. Classroom
  • Saturday: 2 hrs. Classroom/ 6 hrs. Field
  • Sunday: 2 hrs. Classroom/ 6 hrs. Field
  • Yes
Course Size:
  • 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. 


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