U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center

9v9

COACH LICENSING FAQs

What is the difference between SFYS Field Training and Official US Soccer Training?

  • Official US Soccer Training - US Soccer is the governing body for Soccer in the USA and completing any of the official classes will certify the coach to coach in other programs within and outside of SFYS - you can take this with SFYS or any other organization.
  • SFYS Training - Training suffices the SFYS requirement that a coach has relevant coaching education and is cleared to coach with the SFYS Recreational and Upper House leagues.


How do I submit proof of completion?

  • Official US Soccer Training - Complete Official US Soccer training and receive a certificate of completion, which you submit to info@sfyouthsoccer.com with your name and team.
  • SFYS Training - Complete an SFYS class and we will update your profile for coaching, meaning you are cleared to coach for the season and no action is required on your behalf.

SFYS FIELD TRAINING DATES
Registration here


Jan 19th. Field TBD, but it will be in SF!







Remember, you may not coach within the SFYS program without the field training.

Please note, completing the outlined steps will qualify you as a coach within SFYS Recreational and Upper House Leagues. However, the process may not be complete.

11v11

Requirements
To coach in spring 2019: 
Take the 9v9 online training, through the DCC.
Then complete the required field training.


Description
This class is relevant to coaches who are coaching a team that is playing the 9v9 game. Those teams are:

  • 4th - 8th Grade recreational​
  • 11U Upper House / SF Comp
  • 12U Upper House / SF Comp


The 9v9 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 11-12. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 7v7 In-Person Course, candidates must be at least 16 years old* and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.


Requirements
To coach in spring 2019: 

Take the 7v7 online training, through the DCC.
Then complete the required field training.

Description

This class is relevant to coaches who are coaching a team that is playing the 7v7 game. Those teams are:

  • 2nd - 3rd Grade recreational
  • 9U Upper House
  • 10U Upper House


The 7v7 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 9-10. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 7v7 In-Person Course, candidates must be at least 16 years old* and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.



Requirements
To coach in spring 2019: 
Take the 11v11 online training, through the DCC.
Then complete the required field training.


Description

This class is relevant to coaches who are coaching a team that is playing the 11v11 game. Those teams are:

  • 13U Upper House / SF Comp
  • 14U Upper House / SF Comp
  • ​15U Upper House / SF Comp


The 11v11 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 13 and older. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth. The IP 11v11 is required for those wishing to take the D License course.


Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 7v7 In-Person Course, candidates must be at least 16 years old* and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.

7v7

​​​SF Youth Soccer requires that all coaches (head and assistant) must hold a relevant coaching license plus in-person field training, which follow the US Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program. The process to become a licensed a coach:

  1. Identify which training clinic you need to complete. Refer to this SF Youth Soccer Coaching document, or by scrolling down to the class outlines at the bottom of this page.

  2. Go to the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC) and create a profile. 
    ​Complete the Introduction Module under the Available Courses tab - Necessary to complete any other US Soccer courses.

  3. Then, register for and complete the official US Soccer online training for the relevant game level you are coaching 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 - ​MANDATORY

  4. Sign up and take the Field Training class - MANDATORY. 
    SFYS has two levels of class offering; SFYS training and Official US Soccer training.

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