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:

 

  • Speaker’s Forum Courses
  • Application to Host a Course
    Please Note:  Applications Must be received
    at least 30 days prior to the start of the course
  • Basic courses about soccer
  • Schedule of Courses

    Coaching License and Certificate Courses
    These courses lead to the awarding of a state or national coaching license at the "D" level, and state coaching certificates at the "E" and "F" levels. Licenses and certificates 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 "F" Course -- the introductory course -- is divided into three age specific courses 5 hours long (U6 - U8, U8-U10, U10-U12) modeled after the National Youth License. Attendance at all five hours will entitle the student coach to an age specific "F" certificate. This course is designed for parents and starting coaches who have little or no coaching education or experience. The "E" Course consists of 18 hours of instruction (including coaching practice) and is designed for coaches of players U13 and above. Coaches of players younger than U13 are strongly discouraged from taking this course. Attendance at all 18 hours will entitle the student coach to an "E" certificate. The most advanced course at the state level is the "D" Course. It consists of 32 hours of instruction (including coaching practice) and four hours of examination. It is a progression from the "E" course and is designed for coaches of teenage players. 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 will provide 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" 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. The member absorbs all course costs directly and pays to the VYSA State Office the fee for the course. The VYSA State Office will pay the instructor out of this fee.  Costs of travel, hotel, and food for out of town instructors are paid to the instructor directly from the member organization hosting the course. Beginning September 1, 2003, the Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program will be as follows: For the "F" course, $35 for each VYSA member candidate ($50 for non-members); for the "E" course, $60 for each VYSA member candidate ($85 for non-members); for the "D" course, $115 for each VYSA member candidate ($165 for non-members); Speaker’s Forum Session is $38 an hour. For the "E" and "F" courses, a minimum of 12 students must be paid for and a minimum of 16 students must be paid for in the "D" course. Fees may be increased due to site costs.  (Please note:  The cost of the Coaching Education courses for non-members (those who do not coach for a VYSA team, regardless of residence) is increased by 50% of the course fees listed above)

    The Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program may also periodically host the "A", "B" and "C" and the National Youth License coaching courses. Information will be posted when these courses are available. The fee for each course will vary depending on the expenses involved in putting on the courses.

    An educational institution or other person may sponsor a course with the Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program approval. For further information about the procedures and fees involved, contact the VYSA State Office.

    For further information, please contact:

     

    Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program
    Julie Caramanica,  Administrator
    or Jackie Burket, Coaching Ed Administrator
    2239 D Tackett’s Mill Dr.
    Woodbridge, VA 22192
    Phone: 703 494 0030
    Metro: 703 551 4035
    Fax: 703 551 4114
    Email: julie@vysa.com 
              jackie@vysa.com

    Paul Shaw,  Coaching Ed Director
    2239 D Tackett’s Mill Dr.
    Woodbridge, VA 22192
    Phone: 703 494 0030
    Metro: 703 551 4035
    Fax: 703 551 4114
    Email: Paul@vysa.com


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