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RESOURSES 

COACHING RESOURSES

Whether you are an experienced coach or coaching for the first time in your life, we have the resources to help you before, during and after the game.

COACHING LICENSE PATHWAY

We are committed to providing all coaches, from beginner to advanced, with education tailored to their experiences and the needs of their players. The Coaching License Pathway consists of a series of courses designed to meet the specific needs of a coach at every step of the way. We believes education is a journey, and our goal is to provide the necessary tools, guidance, and mentorship a coach requires.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

​Further your education by visiting one of these resources!

TOPSoccer Coaching Course is offered by some State Associations and is a four-hour introductory course for coaches in TOPSoccer. This course guides both the novice and experienced soccer coach in providing a fun growth experience for soccer players with disabilities. The course presents information on player characteristics, the qualities of a good coach, how to utilize the TOPSoccer Buddy and modern coaching methods. To find out more information on courses in your area, contact your State Association.

U.S. Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching- This free introductory module, which represents the first step in the newly revised coaching license pathway, is now the general starting point of the pathway and is the required prerequisite to register for any of U.S. Soccer's Grassroots Licensing Courses. Coaches who complete the module will also be provided with four complimentary Play-Practice-Play training sessions. The module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

The United Soccer Coaches Course Menu is designed with flexibility in mind for coaches to choose their desired level of entry based on previous experience. Development courses all offer unique material and can be taken in any order. United Soccer Coaches recommend reading each course description to determine the best fit for you; make sure to pay attention to any potential prerequisites. United Soccer Coaches offers a comprehensive yet focused curriculum inclusive of all coaches at all levels of the game.

HOW TO BECOME A REFEREE

As Soccer in our area continues to grow, the need for more qualified referees continues as well. If you are interested in becoming a Referee please visit one of the sites below:

Long Island, please visit www.lisoccerrefs.org

If you live outside of Long Island and want to become a referee or are an existing referee who is new to the State, please visit http://www.eny-soccer-referees.org/calendar.html