The North Texas State Soccer Association (NTSSA) Coaching Education program includes National License courses designed by the U.S. Soccer Federation to provide up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge so that coaches can ensure players develop to their full potential. The North Texas Soccer Coaching Education Program is designed for our numerous volunteers in the Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager categories. However, this does not exclude parents and players from taking part in the education process.
Why take a coaching course?
| Coach Benefits
|| Player Benefits
|Increase your soccer knowledge, education and coaching skills
||Increased knowledge of the game
|Use U.S. Soccer training sessions that fit your team
||More engaging training sessions
|Age specific courses 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U & 13U+
||More intentional touches on the ball
|Help your players learn the game of soccer
||Interactive coaching where players are guided rather than told
|Give a fun, safe and challenging environment that engages youth
||Focused training based on specific moments of the game
U.S. Soccer Coaching License Pathway
The Grassroots Courses focus on the age-appropriate needs of players at the 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 levels. These are offered in online and in-person formats.
Online Grassroots License Courses are two hours long and are offered by U.S. Soccer through the USSLC. The In-Person courses are run by North Texas Soccer instructors who have been certified by U.S. Soccer and consist of a two hour classroom session and a two hour field session.
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 in the specific age group.
To see a list of in-person courses visit our Grassroots In-Person Licenses page. Online courses are available 24/7 on the USSLC and can be taken at your convenience.
USSF D License
The D Course is a 40 to 45-hour course, held over two weekends with at least a month long developmental period in-between. This course is designed for the experienced coach who has already completed their grassroots level licensing. The focus of this course is to facilitate the improvement of candidates in the Six Tasks of a Coach across all four of U.S. Soccer’s game models (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) with a particular emphasis on Coaching Training Sessions. Candidates that register for this course are expected and required to attend both meetings.
To see a list of National D License courses hosted by NTSSA visit our USSF D & C Licenses page.
USSF C License
The C Course takes place over two weeklong periods, with a two-month developmental period in-between. The program is geared to meet the demands and standards of coaching in a competitive and
developmental 9v9 or 11v11 (youth/senior) environment. The program is designed to focus on the basic core concepts of coaching in a 9v9 or 11v11 environment and developing both the individual player and team. Candidates that register for this course are expected and required to attend both meetings.
To see a list of National C License courses hosted by NTSSA visit our USSF D & C Licenses page.
USSF B, A (Senior & Youth) & Pro Licenses
These courses are run and operated by U.S. Soccer, to learn more about these courses including, focus of each course, eligibility requirements and locations please visit the USSLC.