The materials below are part of our coach season introduction meeting and are intended for coaches who have attended that meeting.
Effective team coaching, age group specific
Coach Education Classes and Certifications
A huge reason for the success of Scottsdale Soccer's Recreational Program is the volunteers who make everything possible. We are always looking for new volunteer coaches to help ensure every child has a team to play on and an enthusiastic coach to play for. Contrary to popular belief you don't necessarily need a strong soccer background in order to coach. It is obviously helpful but we can help teach you the basics of soccer coaching to ensure both you and the players have an enjoyable and rewarding experience. All you really need is a positive and enthusiastic personality!
Each year we offer various US Soccer Federation sanctioned coach education classes in order to help any Recreational coaches, assistant coaches or even parents who are simply interested in finding out more about the best practices when it comes to teaching youth soccer.
For any questions on coaching please email our Technical Director, Neil Graham - Neil@scottsdalesoccer.com
Overview of USSF Coach Certifications:
US Soccer ‘F’ License – online certification
The “F” license is a 2-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all 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. We strongly encourage all Recreational coaches complete this certification.
For more information and to take this certification please see here: http://www.ussoccer.com/coaching-education/licenses/national-f
US Soccer/Arizona Youth Soccer Association
Other certifications including National ‘E’ License and ‘D’ License certifications can be found below.
Course descriptions: http://www.azyouthsoccer.org/odp/course_descriptions/
Upcoming Course schedule: http://www.azyouthsoccer.org/coaching/coaching_course_schedule/
Online resources and other coach education certifications:
US Soccer Federation Coaching Education - http://www.ussoccer.com/coaching-education
National Soccer Coaches Association of America - http://www.nscaa.com/