Become a US Youth Certifed Soccer Coach

Sept 7th and 8th

Take the first level course for a US Youth Certified Soccer Coach.  Learn about age appropriate philosophies for motivating players, drills that work for kids, and how to keep your kids engaged at practice.

VSA is sponsoring an F license course for any coach who would be interested an obtaining the license and furthering their soccer knowledge. The 6 hour course is completed over Friday evening and Saturday morning. VSA will pick up the fee involved if you attend this course, all we ask is that you register and send in a $10 deposit to hold your spot. You will receive the check back at the course. The course is open to all coaches in Virginia so spots will be filling quickly. The dates are Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8th. The location is to be determined yet. We are working on securing a location either in the Haymarket or Bristow area.
To register for the course please send the form found at this link:   
Lisa Thibault, 12226 Scones Hill Court, Bristow VA 20136.
For additional information Lisa’s email is
Course Content for "F" Certificate Modules

The mission of the National Youth License and the State Youth Modules (F Certificate Modules) is to provide the most current and advanced information on growth and development of the youth soccer player. The youth soccer player is defined as any child from pre-school through adolescence. The course takes the approach that the GAME WITHIN EACH CHILD is at the center of all belief, decisions, and actions taken by the child, coach, and organization. It is the ultimate goal of youth soccer development within the to unlock the game within the child to reach their full soccer potential.

Coaching youth players requires bringing the game to life in a child’s world. The information and demonstrations will assist you with your coaching endeavors. This philosophy will allow youngsters to play, learn, grow, and enjoy soccer in a non-threatening environment. These four elements should be central to every decision and action taken by coaches and organizations devoted to youth soccer.


·          The Youth modules are broken down into two separate age-specific classes of 6 hours each; U6-U8, and U8-U10. Field and classroom work are both involved.


·          Philosophy of Coaching, Characteristics of Players, Team Administration, Risk Management, Care and Prevention of Injuries and Modified Laws of the Game.


·          Age Appropriate Field Activities and Progressions.


·          There is no examination. Attendance of all 6 hours is mandatory.

Applicants should bring a soccer ball; training suit, sweat suit, or any form of action clothing; gym shoes; soccer cleats; and writing materials.

Course certificates will be sent directly to the student coaches successfully completing the course by the VYSA State Office.