Upcoming Coaching Courses:

2 Hour Clinics:

August 21, 2014. Howard Park, Buck Hill Road, Shaftsbury at 6pm
August 25, 2014: Weston Island, Fields Road, Weston at 5pm
August 25, 2014: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville at 6pm.
August 26, 2014: Fisher School, 504 E. Arlington Rd., Arlington at 6pm
August 28, 2014: Greenwich Central School, Greenwich at 6pm.

Status: Open to all interested in coaching
Cost: $20

Below is the information for a D License course being held in New Hampshire.

NOTE:  The USSF/NHSA D License has undergone significant curriculum and schedule changes.  The course is still 4-days long, but now the days are broken into two 2-day segments that are a minimum of 10 weeks apart.  The time between the course segments allow for coaches to 'actively practice' the coaching techniques prior to the field practical that is held on the final weekend.  The USSF E License is a prerequisite for the D license.  In order to participate and earn the D License, a coaching candidate must attend both course segments.  The course runs from 8 am to 5 pm on each day.

Manchester/Milford D Course
Part 1:  Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, at The Derryfield School, NH
Part 2:  Sunday, November 16, and Saturday, November 22, at the Hampshire Dome, Milford, NH

Course Status - Open Registration (course posted on May 18)

Course Tuition - $250 NHSA Members

To register for the course email jeffrey.cousineau@comcast.net

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.