this year, the US Soccer Federation launched its Digital Coaching Center (DCC),
which included a National US Soccer "F"
NJYS encourages new coaches to take advantage of this content, the US Soccer
National "F" License does not meet the minimum standards for coaches addressed
in NJ’s Little League Law. Therefore, the NJYS “F”
continues to be required to obtain a NJYS Coaches Pass.
Soccer "F" license is a two-hour online course that costs $25.00 paid to US
Soccer. This online course cost includes a one year membership to the
be advised that completion of the US Soccer National "F" License is a
pre-requisite for the US Soccer National "E" License. However, only the NJYS
“F” course is a pre-requisite for the NJYS State “E” course.
Cost: $45.00 Time: 9 hours
Recommended for coaching players 6-11 years old.
Required license for all travel team coaches.
Prerequisite: None; NJYS will no longer accept waivers of any kind. All coaches regardless of experience or background in the game must complete the entire 9 hours of the State "F" License Course as scheduled to receive the State "F" License Certificate.
The teaching philosophy for this age level is largely devoted to teaching players technique, 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 minimum age requirement for taking the F license course is 14 years old. Candidates who take the F license 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.
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 License Certificate, you cannot start the course on a Friday at one location and complete the Saturday session at another location.
This is a listing of the currently scheduled and available New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching School's "F" License Courses. The course is a nine hour course with a $45 non-refundable fee per student. There are no prerequisites to this course. Each candidate is asked to bring a pen or pencil and a #5 soccer ball. Candidates will receive a student-guide during the initial session of the course. You must attend all sessions of the course to receive your F License. You will receive your F License certificate at the end of course assuming you attended all sessions and are a member of an NJYS club.
Each attendee should write and bring to the first session of the course their Coaching Philosophy written out as we will discuss the development of such during the evening.
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
The course is divided into a classroom session and a practical session. The classroom session is the first three hours usually held on a Friday night. The practical portion of the course will held in a soccer environment. Depending on weather conditions, this practical session may be held in a gym or outside on a field. Specific dress requirements will included in the confirming email that each student will receive upon successfully registering for the course. Candidates should bring appropriate shoes, a #5 soccer ball and shin guards for the practical session.
Students may be asked to volunteer to participate in the practical sessions, but participation is not a required part of the course. While there is no testing requirement for this course, practical sessions may be evaluated to help the candidate in their education.
To register to attend one of the courses, click on the Register for Course 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. The cost of the course is $45.00 and must be paid for by credit card as part of the registration process. When you have successfully registered for the course, you will receive an email from GotSoccer confirming your registration and providing you with the location and directions to where the course will be held. The email will be mailed from email@example.com. Please set your email filters to allow mail from gotsport.com and check your spam folder. This email will also contain additional information that you will need for the course. You must register online before the course closes. We will not accept additional 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 one course.
Please be on time for each session. You cannot successfully complete the course if you are more than 15 minutes late for any session.
New Jersey Youth Soccer schedules F License courses at the request of our member clubs to fit their needs. As soon as a course is scheduled and available, it is listed on this website. We do not have information about upcoming courses other than those scheduled here.
Note: When you register for a course you will be asked to choose from the drop down menu 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.
This includes a 7 minute video on how to set up the practice environment
Each Attendee should write and bring to the first session of the course their
Coaching Philosophy written out
to discuss the development of such during the evening.
If a course is no longer listed, it is full. Please select another course
Current F License Courses
Jersey City June 16 and 18, 2016 Registration Opens May 31, 2016
Course is being held in Blackwood, NJ
Bordentown July 8-9, 2016 Registration Opens May 31, 2016
Camden Youth July 22-23, 2016 Registration Opens May 31, 2016
Mantua July 22-23, 2016 Registration Opens May 31, 2016
Course is being held in Washington, NJ 07882
Course will be held in Williamstown, NJ
Course will be held at The Fields, East Brunwsick, NJ