Free Online Education

Heads Up: Concussion in Sports Intro Course

We are encouraging every coach and adult who works with players to take this course.  Each participant who successfully completes the program will receive a certificate.

Parents Guide and Introduction to Youth Soccer

To register and participate in the free online programs offered please go to:  http://education.usyouthsoccer.org

 
Recreational Coaching Info

Interested in volunteering as WYSA Recreational Coach?

Please contact: Rachel Gernat, WYSA Coaching Coordinator

coaching@wasillayouthsoccer.org

 

Here's a sampling of the many resources available to you on the US Youth Soccer web site.

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US Youth Soccer Coach Education

Information from Alaska Youth Soccer website: www.alaskayouthsoccer.org

Youth Module Information
•Youth Modules take place at each recreational club
•Youth Modules are free to all Alaska Youth Soccer affiliated recreational coaches
•Youth Modules are online-classroom and on field events, no testing
•Plan to come and participate on field and in classroom
•Coaches must complete the full times to receive certification
•Coaches missing time at a given course can make it up at any youth module in the state

U6/U8 Youth Module
•Online learning component covering philosophy of coaching and characteristics of U6/U8 Children, Prevention & Care, Team/Risk Mgt., Modified Laws
•Field Session with Instructors and Coaches,
•Field Session with U6 Players-age appropriate U6 activities presented for coaches to see
•Field Session with U8 Players-age appropriate U8 activities presented for coaches to see
•Time alloted for coaches Q & A

U10/U12 Youth Module
•Online learning component covering philosophy of coaching and characteristics of U10/U12 Children, Prevention & Care, Team/Risk Mgt., Modified Laws
•Field Session with Instructors and Coaches,
•Field Session with U6 Players-age appropriate U10 activities presented for coaches to see
•Field Session with U8 Players-age appropriate U12 activities presented for coaches to see
•Time alloted for coaches Q & A

How to Register for the FREE Youth Modules

  1. Coaches sign up for the course by going to: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/online-educaton/, they will click the red button that says "SIGN UP FOR EDUCATION"
  2. If they already have an account with US Youth Soccer, they can log in, If they do not have a USYSA account, they will click the word Register to create an account.
  3. From there they log in, click on Course Search.
  4. They'll want to search for a course by clicking on the state AK and then the red button SEARCH.
  5. This should pull up the U6-U8 module and the U10-12 modules options for Alaska. Coaches will see a start date of 10/31/2012 and end date of 10/31/2013 for 4 available courses, they needn't worry, they just click on the age-group course they'd like to sign up for.
  6. From here, coaches should see a list of Alaska locations where courses are being held, they just click on the venue they'd like to attend.

Coaches can always contact Matt Dusenberry or Michael Green if they encounter any issues with signing up.

 
USSF National E License

Please go to www.alaskayouthsoccer.org for more information!

NATIONAL "E" LICENSE INFORMATION

DESCRIPTION
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?

  • 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 U.S. Soccer's 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 9v9 adaptable to local competition structure).
 
USSF National D License

Please go to www.alaskayouthsoccer.org for more information!

NATIONAL "D" LICENSE INFORMATION

DESCRIPTION
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?

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team.
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of U.S. Soccer's Athlete Development Model.
  • Build on the 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?

  • Teach the Principles of Play in a training environment. (7v7 to 9v9).
  • Apply the Principles of Play to functional group roles in a full team system.
  • Plan a sequence of training and weekly cycles to complete a season plan.

The "D" license course is broken into four phases:

I. Preparation Phase

  • Candidates are required to complete five (5) assigned training sessions (see session topics below).

II. Instructional Phase (14 to 18 hrs.)

  • Candidates meet face-to-face with instructors at a course.

III. 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.

IV. 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.
 
Register Now as a Coach!
     
    Coach Education Dates

    USYSA Youth Modules:  FREE to WYSA Coaches

    WYSA June 14, 2014: updated

    USSF National E License:  $150

    ANC: May 9-11, 2014

    Valley: May 30 - June 1, 2014

    USSF National D License:  $300

    Anchorage 1st weekend (Instructional Phase):        June 13 - 15, 2014

    Anchorage 2nd weekend (Performance Phase):    August 22 - 24, 2014

    Coaches must register for courses at www.alaskayouthsoccer.org