We hold coach education classes throughout the year for our professional and volunteer coaches, but the following organizations continually offer courses for coaches to continue their development and stay up to date on current coaching trends…
United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA)
Licenses and Requirements
All of our Volunteer Coaches should hold a minimum of USSF F License, United Soccer Coaches (USC) Foundations of Coaching or equivalent (this is the minimum league requirement – first year U6/8 Recreation Coaches are exempt).
The coach licensing system has changed a bit.
The F License no longer exists and has been replaced by the new Grassroot Modules. The E and F Licenses are still valid to those who have them, but PSC is now asking our parent coaches that haven’t done an E or F License to take BOTH of the following:
Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Course
- This is free and takes about 30 mins to complete.
In Person AND/OR Online Grassroots Module
- for the Age Group being coached (i.e. U10 Coach to take 7v7 Course).
- Online courses are $25 to take (can be reimbursed by club on completion of course)
- In person courses can be found here:
Our Director of Coaching, Dan Chubbock, is licensed to teach the Grassroots Modules. Please send me a note if you would like to attend a PSC hosted Grassroots course and we will follow up with a proposed day and time.
The USC Foundations of Coaching course is an online course and can be found below, with several other great resources:
United Soccer Coaches – Coaching Courses
The Foundations of Coaching course costs just $25 to take and this can be reimbursed by our club treasurer. Just email email@example.com and include your AGC on the email, with receipt and a copy of your certificate.
All coaches (professional and volunteer) are strongly encouraged to participate in some form of continued education each year, so that they can continue developing alongside their players.
Additional Education Opportunities
As well as USSF and USC, please check our club calendar for Coach Education sessions and workshops happening throughout the season.
Norcalpremier.com also has several clinics throughout the year (a lot of which are free to PSC Highlander Coaches).
24-7 UK Soccer Academy Resources
As part of our partnership with 24-7, all of our coaches (professional and volunteer) we provide a login to the 24-7 UK Soccer Academy online curriculum and session manuals for your specific age group. Please contact you AGC or email firstname.lastname@example.org for access to these resources.