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MYSA Courses

MYSA Technical Certificate Course [host course request form]

This 5-hour course is designed to improve 9U-19U coaches’ ability to teach the application of technique in the game: how to pass, receive, dribble, shoot, head, and defend including goalkeeping. Technical aspects of these skills will be broken down for coaches to analyze within game-like activities best suited for training players in a team setting

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Click Here for the Pre-Course Online Module

MYSA Youth "Y"  Module [host course request form]

This 4-hour certification course focuses on the cognitive, physical, and psychological development of children and introduces developmentally appropriate activities. The course takes the approach that the “game within each child” is at the center of all belief, decisions and actions taken by the child, coach and organization. Course content includes coaching philosophy and methodology, characteristics of players, and team administration/risk management.

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Course Tuition: Must register with host club


Grassroots (GR) Licenses: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11

Launched in 2018 to replace the “F” and “E” Licenses, the GR courses are designed to offer coaches an a-la-carte approach to access education relevant to their specific coaching environment. Each game format has both a 2-hour online (launched in spring 2018) and 4-hour in-person course option, each resulting in a U.S. Soccer license. Courses can be taken in any order, with no required waiting period between each.

Prerequisite:

Hosting: Contact Chato at ChatoAlvarado@MNYouthSoccer.org or 612-419-5425

National "D" License

Revamped in 2018 as a culmination of the new GR courses to address all four game formats. A two-weekend course separated by a development period during which coaches complete assignments in their team environment. See link above for "Introduction to Grassroots Coaching" module.

Prerequisite:

  • For coaches with no U.S. Soccer License: Complete the 20-minute Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module, one online GR course, and two in-person GR courses, one of which must be 11v11.
  • For coaches with an “F” License: Complete the 20-minute Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module and two in-person GR courses, one of which must be 11v11.
  • For coaches with an “E” License: Complete the 20-minute Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.