• Upcoming Coaching Courses:

Vermont Soccer Association will hold an E License taught by David Saward at the Sports and Fitness Edge in Williston. The E License covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the “D” License.


Dates and Times:

Tuesday, May 5                6-9pm

Thursday, May 7

Tuesday, May 19              6-9pm

Thursday, May 21             6-9pm

 ****Applicants MUST attend all four dates to complete. 


For Pre-course material and assignments please go to:



Register HERE

Questions may be directed to David Saward at saward@middlebury.edu.


This summer Massachusetts Youth Socer will be offering two different coaching courses, a USSF Natoinal C License Course and a USSF National Youth coaching Course. For more information or to register for one of these courses please follow the links below.

USSF National C License: www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaching/national.c.aspx

National Youth Coaching Course: www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaching/national_youth.aspx

Course Descriptions

Course / Fee



E License



Candidates must be at least 16 years of age

The E License is designed for the parent/coach who may or may not have any previous soccer playing or coaching experience. The curriculum focuses on the development of the player, both individually and as a part of the team. The emphasis will be to build on the player’s technical development by applying tactical concepts within game situations. The course is geared to those coaching 9-12 year olds.

D License

$200 – VSA Member Coach

$250 – Non Member Coach


Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and hold an E License

The objectives of the D License are to prepare coaches working with players U13 and above by expanding their knowledge of the game and the developmental process necessary for players of these ages. It also provides an understanding of practical coaching methodology and the framework necessary to prepare players and a team for competition. Coaches must be at least 18 years old to attend.

2 hour Clinic

$20 – VSA Member Coach

$30 – Non Member Coach


Coaches will receive official US YOUTH SOCCER coaching materials which include information on the art of coaching, learning through game activites, age specific games, and many other topics related to coaching youth socer. The clinics are available for any recreation (in-town) or competitive club teams. The clinics are primarly targeted for the needs of the club. 

NSCAA Level 6



This an excellent preparatory course for coaches going onto the National Diploma. One third of the course is dedicated to candidates presenting on assigned topics and enjoying feedback on their performance in both methods and content. Expanding upon the content of the Level 4 & 5 Diplomas this course includes a session on reading the game as well as coaching techniques and tactics with 4 vs. 4 and 6 vs. 6 models of play.