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NJYS State Certificate Course

The NJYS State Certificate Course, formerly known as the F-Course examines safety considerations, emergency planning, injury care and prevention, and significant coaching responsibilities of the coach responsible for players within travel programs. An introduction is provided to foster understanding of player-centered and developmentally appropriate coaching for those engaged within the long-term player development process.

  • Teach players technique and keeping tactics simple and minimal.  
  • Learn methods used in teaching the techniques of dribbling, shooting, passing and receiving, heading, defending, and goalkeeping.  
  • Help players learn in a fun and educational environment 
  • Give players skill repetition, and the use of small-sided games.  
  • Learn practical first aid and criteria for running a safe and healthy program

This course meets the requirements of the New Jersey Little League Law P.L. 1988, Chapter 87 (NJSA C.2A:62A 6) relating to immunity from liability unless willful, wanton, or grossly negligent.

Upcoming State Certificate Courses

NJYS State Certificate – Vincentown, NJ  (Hosted by Universal SA)

  • Friday, September 29 at 6:30 PM (Virtual Classroom Session)
  • Saturday, September 30 at 9:00 AM (In-Person Field Session)

Course Fee

The course cost is $50.00 per candidate. 

Course Format

The course is often offered in a blended format which can include a combination of  virtual and in-person learning engagement. Typically, the course is structured as:

  • Three (3) hours of classroom instruction (virtual or in-person), and
  • Three (3) hours of on-field instruction (in-person)
Course formats may vary by host (e.g., single day of six-hours, or two days of three-hours each ).


To register for this course, candidates will need to create/utilize the NJYS Sports Connect Platform. Existing NJYS coaches may gain access to Sports Connect through the 'Forgot Password' process. New coaches may create an account during the registration process.

For assistance with account access or registration troubleshooting, please contact support directly via phone (855-873-5357), Monday through Friday from 11:30AM EST to 8:00PM EST and Saturday from 10:00AM EST to 6:00 PM. 

Note: Please save the username and password used to register for the course, as you will need it at the conclusion of the course to access your certificate.

Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

3 Paragon Way, Suite 400
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

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

New Jersey Youth Soccer

3 Paragon Way, Suite 400
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

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