We want our players to have the best experience possible, so one of the ways that we are accomplishing that goal is to provide our coaches with as many tools as possible so that you feel comfortable in your role as a coach.
NTSSA Coaching Education Program
North Texas State Soccer Association holds coaching education courses multiple times per year for various levels of coaching. All coaches are recommended to hold a US Soccer National “F” License.
The following are the main courses available through NTSSA, to register for a course or for more information, please click here.
U.S. Soccer National “F” License
The National F License course is a two-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players.
U.S. Soccer National “E” License
The National E License course is an 18-hour course which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the National D License course. Must hold a National “F” License first.
U.S. Soccer National “D” License
The National D License course 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 coach’s ability to positively influence individual players and teams. Must hold a National “E” License.
U.S. Soccer National “C” License
The National “C” License course is designed to introduce concepts that are targeted toward coaching players ages 15-18. The course focus is on getting coaches to think about, discuss, and recognize the recurring concepts or themes that exist in soccer. Candidates will be challenged to find ways to offer constructive guidance to players while also allowing players to experience the game for themselves. Must hold a National “D” License.
DSA Coaching Information
All new head coaches are required to attend the Coaching 101 clinic despite their coaching experience or NTSSA License level. This course is designed to help you navigate the specific rules and policies of DSA.
Other than the coaching clinic, we offer new coaches a “Coaches Deck” to assist with different training solutions for your team.
Age Specific /Rules of the Game – Youth U4 thru U12 Rules – https://www.ussoccer.com/