US Soccer Announces National "F" Coaching License
The “F” license is a 2-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.
(This is NOT the same course as any VYSA U6-U8, U8-U10, or U10-U12 F module you may have taken in the past.)

As of June 1, 2015, this online "F" course is a pre-requisite for the National "E" License.

For more information and to complete this online course,
VYSA Coaching Education Instructors
Each instructor of the VYSA Coaching Education Staff will hold either an US Soccer ’A’ or US Soccer ’B’ License,will be experienced in the practical application of the National Youth License and have successfully completed an apprentice program.
New Fee Schedule beginning September 1, 2014

The 2014-2015 VYSA budget approved by the VYSA Membership this past June was approved with an increase in Coaching Education course fees.  In addition, VYSA subsidizes the cost of Coaching Education, which results in reduced course fees.  As a result, there is a greater fee for non VYSA members (those who are not members of a VYSA member organization, regardless of residence).

The cost of VYSA Coaching Education courses as of September 1, 2014, is as follows:

Coaching Education Course

Member Fee

Non-Member Fee

F Certificate course (per module) 



E License course



D License course



Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program

VYSA State Office
5450 Southpoint Plaza Way
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: 540 693 1430
Fax: 540 693 1440


Gordon Miller
Technical Director
Paul Shaw
Coaching Education Director
Jackie Burket
VYSA Coaching Ed Administrator


Touchline Article "Tournamentitis"

On any given weekend throughout the calendar year, there is an exorbitant amount of youth soccer tournaments: recreation tournaments, travel team tournaments, college showcase tournaments, 3v3 tournaments, 8v8 tournaments, all-star tournaments - the list goes on and on.  Is this the right way to develop our talent? While the experience of traveling with your team and bonding with them over a weekend is admirable and enjoyable, are we really helping you to improve as soccer players?

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