Effective September 1, 2002, all coaches must have successfully completed the E coaching certificate course and effective January 1, 2004 must hold the E certificate for at least 6 months before applying to take the D License course, unless they satisfy the waiver criteria.
At the April 17, 2002 meeting, the VYSA Board of Directors approved a policy that all coaches must first attend and complete the requirements necessary to attain the E coaching certificate before attending a D License course unless they satisfy the following waiver criteria:
- The coaching candidate must have played soccer at the varsity collegiate level or higher, or,
- The coaching candidate must have coached soccer at the collegiate level or higher.
The candidate must provide supporting documentation to the VYSA before the waiver will be granted.
Documentation must be either
a. a memo on Club or University letterhead confirming the candidate’s participation.
b. a press clipping containing the candidate’s name.