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US Soccer Grassroots In-Person Licenses (4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11)

Beginning February 1, NJYS will begin conducting four new in-person Grassroots License Courses. Each of these educational opportunities are tailored around the four new Grassroots game models addressed in the Player Development Initiatives: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11. These course options will offer coaches of every level the chance to learn more about how to develop a player-centered approach to coaching.

Spanning 4-hours in length, each in-person Grassroots Course consists of both classroom and field-based sessions. Coaches will learn more about U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, and the Six Tasks of a Grassroots Coach among other topics. After completion of the Grassroots Courses, coaches will have the knowledge and tools to positively impact their player and the environment in which they interact.

Cost: $45.00 and US Soccer fee of $25.00

Interested coaches may begin with any in-person grassroots course of their choosing following the completion of the free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module, which is offered in U.S. Soccer's Digital Coaching Center.

NOTE: Please be advised that the US Soccer Grassroots Coaching In-Person Licenses listed below DO NOT meet the requirements outlined in New Jersey's Little League Law to be able to coach in NJYS.

To host a Grassroots In person Licenses (4v4, or 7v7, or 9v9 or 11v11) course:

  • 4 hours
  • 1st 2 hours are on the field; Prefer grass field; it must be age appropriate (i.e. 9V9 (80X50) (goals are needed) (preferred field to be lined)
  • Second 2 hours in classroom - seat 24 comfortably with a wall/screen to present a PowerPoint (preferably with internet access)
  • Club host must provide 2 age appropriate teams (i.e. 9v9 - U13 or older male or female, coed. (for field session)
  • Recommended hours 9am-1pm Saturday or Sunday. Schedules can be arranged.

For information on hosting these courses contact coach@njyouthsoccer.com.