Soccer Maine is in the process of organizing courses for 2018 under the new US Soccer coaching education pathway. Please check the current courses tab for the most up to date information.
Registration: To register for a coaching course, go to “Current Courses” and click on the link for the specific course. You will be re-directed to the Got Soccer website. You will need your Got Soccer user name and password. If you do not have a Got Soccer user name and password, contact your club registrar and ask them to create a “coach profile” for you in the club’s Got Soccer account, or if you are not associated with a Soccer Maine club, set up an account yourself.
Cost: The cost of the USSF “D” License is $250 if you are a Soccer Maine member, and $300 if you are not associated with a Soccer Maine Club or if you are an out-of-state coach. The cost of the mew 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 courses is still being determined as the curriculum is not fully available yet from US Soccer.
NOTE: Soccer Maine will not bill any soccer club for outstanding payments.
Soccer Maine will offer Coaching Clinics and USSF Coaching License Courses to recreational clubs and leagues, and to competitive clubs and leagues at a nominal cost. It is the goal of Soccer Maine to provide Maine’s youth soccer players with a truly rewarding experience in soccer, and for this reason Soccer Maine requires coach education. As stated in the Coaching Policy, coaches must meet the following standards of Coaching Education.
Soccer Maine strongly encourages recreational coaches to complete these age-specific courses as well. The 4v4 course will expose coaches to developmentally appropriate activities that are fun and challenging for every young player, and should help to ensure that Maine’s youth soccer players develop a life-long love of the game at an early age. Clubs are encouraged to contact the Director of Coaching if interested in holding a Coaching Clinic or USSF Courses.
The 7v7 Course is recommended for all beginning coaches working with youth players, Under-9 and Under-10 age levels. It is a 4 hour course that focuses on facilitating a practice session. The Youth Module will cover basic practice planning, age specific activities, and helpful soccer hints to keep the practice fun.
USSF E LICENSE
U.S. Soccer Coaching certification begins at the state level. The National “E” license is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the “D” license course.
The National “E” course is only administered and instructed by State Soccer Associations. Please contact your State Association for more information on these courses and course schedules.
What are the key components of the “E” license course?
What are the specific target outcomes of the course?
Pre-Course Candidate Assignments
Candidates are required to complete pre-course assignments.
Laws of the Game
Part A – Complete the U.S. Soccer Referee exam (“E” License candidates are required to complete modules 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17)
Candidates are not required to print a completion certificate. Your exam results will be automatically shared with your State Soccer Association host and U.S. Soccer.
Part B – Research and write a brief report on the rationale of modified small-sided games rules.
Contact your local League or soccer organization to locate the modified rules of play for the team that you coach. Read and review the modifications for the following FIFA Rules;
A Spanish version of the Laws of the Game will be available in 2013. More details will be available soon
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If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the online concussion assignment, you may request a CD-ROM version of the course from the CDC at no cost. If you would like to order a copy of the course on CD-ROM, visit the CDC publication order form.
USSF D LICENSE
The National “D” license is a 36 to 40-hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National “E” license. The focus of this course is to improve a coaches ability to positively influence individual players and teams.
The National “D” course is only administered and instructed by State Soccer Associations. Please contact your State Association for more information on these courses and course schedules.
What are the key components of the “D” license course?
What are the specific target outcomes of the course?
The “D” license course is broken into four phases:
1. Preparation Phase
Candidates are required to complete five (5) assigned training sessions (see session topics below).
2. Instructional Phase (14 to 18 hrs.)
Candidates meet face-to-face with instructors at a course.
3. Deliberate Practice Phase
Candidates are required to complete five (5) assigned training sessions over a minimum of 10 weeks. It is expected that the sessions be evenly distributed through the 10 week period.
Candidates will be assigned the training sessions during the Instructional phase.
4. Performance Review Phase (14 to 18 hrs.)
Final on-field exam.
Candidates have one full year following the completion of the deliberate practice phase to attend any performance review phase to complete the “D” course.
Candidates are required to view an online presentation and complete a series of questions on Concussion Awareness. The assignment must be completed prior to the candidate receiving their final course results.
Visit this link to complete the online assignment.
Candidates are not required to print a certificate of completion.
A report will be automatically sent to U.S. Soccer and the State Association host upon completion.
“D” License Candidate Guidebooks
Download – “D” License Candidate Guidebook – English
Download – “D” License Candidate Guidebook – Spanish
Download – “D” License Goalkeeping Guidebook – English
Download – “D” License Goalkeeping Guidebook – Spanish
“D” License FAQ’s