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Coach Education

The NEP is committed to supporting our coaches with coach education and professional development opportunities.  We believe that a coach can never stop learning and can always improve themselves in order to best support the players they are working with.  Below is a list of our upcoming courses available to all of our NEP Member Club coaches!

USSF 9v9 Grassroots

Option 1

Option 2 (Women Only)

  • Virtual Webinar August 19, 2021 from 8pm-10pm
  • On Field Session August 21, 2021 from 9am-11am @ Winchester High School (80 Skillings Rd. Winchester, MA 01890) 
  • Registration Link has been sent to each Member Club's Director of Coaching! 
  • 12 coach candidate maximum

 

USSF 11v11 Grassroots

Option 1

 

Option 2 (Women Only)

  • Virtual Webinar August 20, 2021 from 8pm-10pm
  • On Field Session August 21, 2021 from 11am-1pm @ Winchester High School (80 Skillings Rd. Winchester, MA 01890) 
  • Registration Link has been sent to each Member Club's Director of Coaching!
  • 12 coach candidate maximum

 

USSF D License

 

Eligibility Requirements: In order to register for the grassroots modules, candidates must be at least 16 years old* and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module. This module can be accessed here.  

 

 

Coaching License Pathway Information

Understanding the pathways to further coach education and licensure can sometimes be challenging to understand due to the variety of coaching licenses, badges and diplomas both here in the United States but also abroad.  Below are some helpful guides for our NEP coaches to follow!

To register for the U.S. Soccer D Course, candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
  • 11v11 Grassroots In-Person
  • One (1) Additional Grassroots In-Person (4v4, 7v7, or 9v9)
  • One (1) Grassroots Online (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, or 11v11)

or

  • Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
  • Previously Earned USSF E License

or

  • Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
  • Previously Earned USSF F License
  • 11v11 Grassroots In-Person
  • One (1) Additional Grassroots In-Person (4v4, 7v7 or 9v9)

 

Here is U.S. Soccer's "License Pathway" that can be found online: https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/3/course-info

 

NEP Coaching Qualification Pathway Document

This document outlines how the NEP views all of the possible Coaching Qualification Pathways for our coaches.