Coaching Education Program Information

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) and the Metropolitan D.C. Virginia Soccer Association (MDCVSA), as representatives of the United States Soccer Federation, have developed the Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program. The Program offers the following:

Coaching License and Certificate Courses
These courses lead to the awarding of a National License or Provisional License at the "D" level, and a license at the "E" and "F" levels. Licenses are awarded only through this program.

The courses are designed to provide instruction in soccer coaching for any individual regardless of coaching and playing background. Any interested person, whether or not the individual is connected with a member of VYSA or MDCVSA, is eligible to attend a course.

The content of the three license and certificate courses is arranged progressively with a follow-up into the next level. The US Socer online "F" Course is a prerequisite for the "E" course and is also a good introduction to Coaching Education. The VYSA Technical Department has developed a FUN course that complements the online "F" course. The FUN course is divided into two modules - U6-U8 and U8-U10 and consists of one hour of classroom training and two hours on the field. The "E" Course includes precourse requirements and 18-20 hours of instruction. The most advanced course at the state level is the "D" Course. The "D" Instructional Weekend includes precourse assignments and 36 hours of instruction. Three-four months later, the "D" Evaluation Weekend, also 36 hours, is taken. Successful completion of the "D" course with sufficient grade points is required before coaches are eligible to take the National "C" License course.

Speaker’s Forum Courses
The Virginia Coaching Education will provide staff instructors to address a topic of your own choosing. The length of a session can be tailored to meet your needs.

Course Instructors
The Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program provides the instructor for a course and, to the maximum extent practicable, will assign a particular instructor requested by name. Only an instructor approved by the Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program may teach these courses.  All Virginia Coaching Education instructors for the D license courses are "A" licensed coaches and hold a National Youth License. All Virginia Coaching Education instructors for the "E" license and "F"  certficate courses are "A" or "B" licensed coaches and hold a National Youth License.  All instructors have successfully completed an extensive apprentice program.

Course Sponsor and Fees
Any member of VYSA or MDCVSA may sponsor any of the courses offered by the Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program. Beginning September 1, 2015, the Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program fees are as follows:

                                                        Member Fee        Nonmember Fee

                     FUN module                       $30                         $30

                     "E" License Course             $125                       $145

                     "D" Instructional Weekend   $250                       $270

                     "D" Evaluation Weekend      no fee                     no fee

(Non-members are those who do not coach for a VYSA team, regardless of residence.)

The Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program may also periodically host the "A", "B" and "C" and the National Youth Coaching Course coaching courses. Information will be posted when these courses are available. The fees for each course vary.

For further information, please contact:

Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program

Jackie Burket, Coordinaotr, Coaching Education
5450 Southpoint Plaza Way
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: 540 693-1430
Fax: 540 693-1440

Paul Shaw,  Coaching Education Director
5450 Southpoint Plaza Way
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 
Phone: 540 693-1430 
Fax: 540 693-1440

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