F" Level Coaching License
Cost: $35.00 Time: 9 hours
Recommended for coaching players 6-11 years old.
Required license for all travel team coaches.
The teaching philosophy for this age level is largely devoted to teaching players technique, keeping tactics simple and minimal. The course focuses on methods used in teaching the techniques of dribbling, shooting, passing and receiving, heading, defending, and goalkeeping. Focus is on fun, repetition, and the use of small-sided games. Contains practical first aid and criteria for running a safe and healthy program. The minimum age requirement for taking the F license course is 14 years old. Candidates who take the F license course and are under the age of 18 will not receive a NJYS Coaches Pass until they are 18 years old. They can obtain a Youth Trainers Pass.
Cost: $75.00 Time: 18 hours
Recommended for coaching players 11-14 years old.
Prerequisite: "F" license, waiver granted by NJYS, or NSCAA Regional Diploma
In this age group, the philosophy is devoted to refining the player’s technical abilities under game conditions: match- related exercises, pressure from opponents, limited time and space. Basic tactics are taught at the individual and small group levels (up to 5v5), as well as basic principles of attack and defense: creating space, mobility, width, height, support, team shape, etc. Also, there are sessions on care and prevention of injuries and the laws of the game. Practice sessions are evaluated and candidates must complete a written exam. The minimum age requirement for taking the E license course is 14 years old. Candidates who take the E license course and are under the age of 18 will not receive a NJYS Coaches Pass until they are 18 years old. They can obtain a Youth Trainers Pass.
Cost: $150.00 Time: 36 hours
Recommended for coaching players 14 years and older.
Prerequisite: E license
The philosophy is devoted to simulating game situations for individual and teams to solve. Training takes place at speed, pressure, and functional format. Individual and group tactics are addressed through the concepts of principles of play, was well as systems and styles of play. Methods used to teach tactics, fitness, and technique are addressed. A Candidate must participate during the class and must successfully pass both written exams and practical field exams to obtain the D license. All candidates must pass the field exams to be awarded a "D" license. Candidates who successfully pass all written exams and the field exams will be award the "National Level D License". Candidates who successfully pass all field exams, but fail one of the written exams will be awarded the "State Level D License".