Cost: $48.00 Duration: 9 hours
Minimum age requirement: 14 years old. Candidates who
take the NJYS F course and are under the age of 18 will not receive a NJYS
Coaches Pass until they are 18 years old. They can obtain a Youth Trainers Pass
Recommended for coaching players 6-11 years old.
NJYS requirement for all volunteer travel team coaches.
Prerequisite: None; NJYS will no longer accept waivers of any kind. All
volunteer coaches regardless of experience or background in the game must complete
the entire 9 hours of the NJYS "F" Course as scheduled to receive the
NJYS "F" Course Certificate.
The teaching philosophy for this age level is largely
devoted to teaching players technique, and keeping tactics simple and minimal.
The course focuses on methods used in teaching the techniques of dribbling,
shooting, passing and receiving, heading, defending, and goalkeeping. Focus is
on fun, repetition, and the use of small-sided games. Contains practical first
aid and criteria for running a safe and healthy program.
The course is divided into a classroom theory session and a field
practical session. The classroom theory session is the first three hours and
usually held on a Friday night from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. The practical portion of
the course will usually be held the following day, Saturday from 8 am to 2:30
pm on a grass or turf field surface. Depending on weather conditions,
this practical session may be held in a gym or school multipurpose room.
Specific dress requirements will be included in the confirming email upon
successfully registering for the course.
Attendees may be asked to volunteer to participate in the
practical demonstrations, but participation is not a required part of the
course. There is no testing requirement for this course. Attendees will
be emailed a link to access the course presentation and manual (see at the
bottom of this page).
How can I prepare for the course:
Each attendee should reflect on and bring to the first day their
Coaching Philosophy written out as we will discuss the development of such
during the evening. A one to two pages max of neatly written/legible
Personal Coaching Philosophy that will serve as a tool for your initial Team
Parent-Player Meeting (make it fit your age group if you currently coach
players 12 and younger or if coaching players 13 and older). Please include:
Long Term Player Development Goals; Your Coaching Core Values; Player
Expectations and Parent Expectations.
Each attendee should watch the US Youth Soccer FREE on-line
clinics including How to Write a Training Session Plan. Coaches at any
level and taking any coaching course will find the information useful.
This includes a seven minute video on how to set up the practice
Each attendee is asked to bring a pen or pencil, something to
write on. If planning to volunteer and participate in the field
demonstrations, we ask you dress appropriately, wear shin guards and bring a
properly inflated size #5 ball. You must attend all sessions of the course to
receive your F. You will receive your NJYS "F" certificate at
the end of course assuming you attended all scheduled sessions.
Below is a listing of the currently scheduled and available New
Jersey Youth Soccer "F" Courses. New Jersey Youth Soccer
schedules F courses at the request of our member clubs to fit their needs. As
soon as a course is scheduled and approved, it is listed on this website. We do
not have information about upcoming courses other than those scheduled here.
To register for a course:
Click on the blue link for the course you wish to take. You
will be taken to a GotSoccer sign-in page for that course. If you already have
an account, sign-in and proceed to register. If you do not have a GotSoccer
account, you will be given the opportunity to create an account. There is no
cost to create an account.
After you have created your account, you will be able to register
for the course. Complete all the fields required.
You will be asked to choose from the drop down menu from a list of
affiliated NJYS clubs/organizations; PLEASE BE SURE TO CHOOSE YOUR
CLUB/ORGANIZATION. If your club is not listed please understand that this list
may not be completely current or up to date. It is possible a
club/organization listed is not up to date with their registration for the
current year. If you are not with a club at that moment choose
The fee for the course must be paid for by credit card as part of
the registration process.
Once you have successfully registered for the course, you will
receive an email from GotSoccer confirming your registration and providing you
with the dates, times and locations to where the course will be held. The email
will be mailed from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please set your email filters to
allow email from gotsport.com and we recommend you check your spam folder. This
email will also contain additional information that you will need for the
course. You must register online, we will not accept "walk up"
registrations at the door.
Note: The online registration program will automatically close
when a course is full. You will get an error message if you attempt to register
when the course has been automatically closed. The message will say that
registration is not available. It may take NJYS a day to update this page with
the course status. When the course is full, NJYS can not accept additional
registrations and we do not maintain waiting lists for our courses. The number
of registrations allowed in each course depends on the facility where the
course will be held and the number of candidates we can effectively instruct in
Please be on time for each session. You cannot successfully
complete the course if you are more than 15 minutes late for any session.
When you sign up and register to take an "F" Course, you must
complete the entire course at the site as scheduled. In order to receive the
Certificate, you cannot start the theory portion of the course at one location
and complete the field practical session at another location.
Current F Courses
If a course is no longer listed below, registration has closed. Please select another course.
(Course will be held in Butler, NJ)
(Course will be held in Howell, NJ)
(Course will be held in Sewell, NJ)
(Course will be held in Atco, NJ and Sicklerville, NJ)
Twin County SA March 10-11, 2017 Registration will open February 28, 2017
(Course will be held in Brick, NJ)
(Course will be held in Newark, NJ)
(Course will be held in Budd Lake, NJ)
Ridgefield Park SA March 31 and April 1, 2017 Registration will open March 2, 2017
Holland SL March 31 and April 1, 2017 Registration will open March 2, 2017
(Course will be held in Milford, NJ)
(Course is being held in Princeton Junction, NJ)
Wallkill Valley Soccer April 28 and 30, 2017 Registration will be open February 24, 2017
(Course will be held Franklin, NJ and Hamburg, NJ)