New Jersey Youth Soccer


NJYS State “E” Certificate
The Cornerstone Course

For more information on the course or to request to host a course
please contact Rick Meana, NJYS Director of Coaching

  • This is a 13 hour formal course designed for all coaches having recently completed the NJYS “F” Course who are looking to learn more,
    no waiting period required between having taken the NJYS "F" Course and the NJYS State "E" Course
  • The philosophy and methodology can be easily adapted for all levels of coaching such as those competing in small sided competition that
    will be transitioning to the 11v11 adult format competition, or those coaches who are currently coaching adolescents
  • 3 hour classroom discussion on a variety of topics including Long Term Athlete Development, Learning Theory, Guided Questions and
    Discovery Coaching Methodology, Principles of Play
  • 9 hours of on-field practical demonstrations presenting ideas for the technical, tactical, psychological and physical elements of soccer forms
    ranging from 1v1 and 11v11 including goalkeeper distribution and angle play
  • Prerequisites: Copy of NJYS “F” Course and CDC on-line Youth Sports Concussion Training Certificate
  • Pre-course reading and writing assignments, an hour at most
  • 7 minute demonstration of coaching abilities at the end
  • Coaches completing the course will be sent the State “E” Course Certificate 
  • Candidates encouraged but not required to physically participate to be eligible to receive the Certificate.
    There are no formal assessment/tests for this course
  • Note: The NJYS State “E” Course/Certificate is the highest “State” Course, those coaches wishing to begin the
    National Coaching Courses Track are required to begin with the National “E”  Course which is also offered by
    NJYS Coaching Schools
  • Cost per Candidate: $50.00: Please note: Because of the curriculum and requirements of this course the following 
    Refund Policy is effective July 1, 2013:
     No refunds once the course roster is set three weeks prior to the course.                             Refund request prior to three weeks before the course begins will be granted only if a qualified replacement can                                   be found for the course. 
  • Candidate must be at least 16 years old


  • Schedule: can be adapted to accommodate needs (Friday, 6:30pm-9:30pm) and one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday, 8am-5pm)
  • Needs: Class/Meeting room and 1 full size regulation field lined and with goals/nets, Emergency Action Plan including club
    representative contacts, whenever possible a team of U12 to U15 Players for candidate practice at end for 2 hours
  • Candidates: 20 is the minimum - 26 is the maximum number to run the course for one instructor.
Scheduled Courses

Friday, July 7, 
Saturday, July 8, 
OpenHost: Toms River FC
Address:  (July 7) Toms River South High School, 55 Hyers St., Toms River, NJ
(July 8) Bey Lea Soccer Complex, Corner Bey Ave (Route 571) and N. Bey Ave., Toms River, NJ

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Friday, August 4, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
OpenHost: NJYS The Fields
Address: 8 Cornwall Ct
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Registration is open
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Friday, August 18, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017 
OpenHost: Deptford
Address: Cattel Complex
1002 Cattell Rd., Deptford, NJ 
Registration is open
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Friday, August 18, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
OpenHost: Maple Shade SC
Address: Our Lady Perpetual Help, 236 E. Main St., Maple Shade, NJ 
Registration is open
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Friday, August 25, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Opening SoonHost: Wallkill Valley
Address: (Aug 25) Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Rd., Franklin, NJ
(Aug 26) Wheatsworth Fields, 183 Wheatsworth Rd., Hamburg, NJ
Registration is now  open 
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Friday,September 8, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
OpenHost: Jackson SC
Address: (Sept 8) Jackson Senior Center 45 Don Connor Blvd., Jackson (Sept 9) Justice Complex 1 W. Veteran Hwy., Jackson
Registration is open
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Application for the E  Course is completed through the NJYS Office.

For information 
contact Lindsey Nappi at 609-490-0725