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.
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
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
As of January 1, 2013, waivers into the D License Course are no longer accepted. Even if a coach has a previously-approved waiver, it is no longer valid.
Holding the US Soccer “E” Certificate/License for a minimum of six months is the only prerequisite for the “D” course. US Soccer is currently updating and making revisions to improve the “D” License course. Please check back frequently for updates.
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?