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New Jersey Youth Soccer

Coaching Education

NJ Youth Soccer is pleased to offer a variety of different platforms for its upcoming coaching courses and informative webinars.

Key to Modes of Learning

  • Traditional: In-Person Classroom and Field Sessions
  • Online: Platform consisting mostly of pre-recorded presentations and videos. Candidates can watch and complete at their own pace.
  • Virtual: Live Virtual Classroom Presentations, Interactive Discussions (e.g. GoTo Meeting; Lifesize)
  • Blended: Combination of In-Person Field Sessions with Online and Live Virtual Classroom Sessions

Available Courses

Available Courses

Part of the mission of New Jersey Youth Soccer is to provide coaching education to those involved in the game. To accomplish this mission, NJYS offers a complete coaching schools program.


US Soccer conducts nine-day residential courses for the National "C" leading all the way to the National "A" License. You may also find out about these courses through their online coaching education platform called the US Soccer Learning Center. Note: When possible NJYS will attempt to host the National "C" License Course.

US Soccer Grassroots License Instructors for NJ Youth Soccer

The following is a list of NJ Youth Soccer instructors who have a minimum of a USSF "B" License and completed the necessary training to instruct the US Soccer Grassroots License courses.

  • Rick Meana
  • Lou Mignone
  • Auke Wiersma
  • Richard Williams
  • Nelson Ramirez
  • Ruairi Lynch
  • Steve Davis
  • Susan Barr
  • Don Norton
  • Anthony Flores
  • Alex Lalaoiu
  • Ruben Vloedgraven

Additional Information

NJYS Coaching Schools also offers other informal specialty clinics that can be specially designed for any level Coach of any age group who wants to advance his knowledge in the form of a 2-3 hour on-field and/or in-classroom sessions to suit your needs. For more information on the courses and clinics mentioned above or to hold a specialty clinic for your coaches contact the NJYS Director of Coaching Education Rick Meana at [email protected].

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Online Resources

The US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC) is now called the US Soccer Learning Center (LC) as the Referee Coaching Education is now part of the LC. A state-of-the art online educational platform, the LC allows coaches and referees to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more.

The US Youth Soccer online coaching education platform enhances the experience and opportunities for the US Youth Soccer players, coaches and parents. The platform features read at your own pace pages, video and document downloads.

Coaching Healthy Habits

In NJ Youth Soccer's Coaching Healthy Habits course, learn the three simple things you can do to help your players stay healthy and perform their best: encourage players to Drink Right, Move More and Snack Smart. In this FREE six minute online training developed by US Youth Soccer and Healthy Kids Out of School, you'll learn about basic nutrition and physical activity for young athletes and find practical tips to implement these healthy principles at your training's and matches.

TOPSoccer Buddy Course: NJYS will offer a free 1.5-hour Virtual TOPSoccer Buddy Clinic for parents and guardians that addresses player characteristics, the role and qualities of a buddy, and how best to assist the TOPSoccer Coach in providing a fun growth experience for soccer players with special needs.


  • Click here to register for the TOPSoccer Buddy course offered on Monday, July 27, 2020 (8:00pm-9:30pm).  NJYS is offering a free US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Buddy Course for all parents/siblings/guardians through webinar-based learning.                            


Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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