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For questions about NJYS Coaching Schools, email coach@njyouthsoccer.com.

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.

COACHING SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching Schools program is designed to address the needs of the American youth player and coach. All courses are taught by the New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching Schools Instructors. Note: We also teach US Soccer National Courses. NJYS will also host on an annual basis the five-day National Youth Coaching Course.

NJYS Coaching Schools also offers other informal specialty clinics specially designed for the novice Recreational Level Coach 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 contact the NJYS Director of Coaching Education RIck Meana at coach@njyoutouthsoccer.com.

US SOCCER FEDERATION NATIONAL LICENSE PROGRAMS

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 Digital Coaching Center. Note: When possible NJYS will attempt to host the National "C" License Course.

ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES

US Soccer's Digital Coaching Center (DCC), a state-of-the art online educational platform, allows coaches 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.

TRAVEL COACH PASS

Beginning with the 2017/2018 season, NJ Youth Soccer will eliminate the Non-Volunteer Pass and implement a Travel Coach Pass. Below is additional information to guide travel coach/trainers.

  • All travel coach/trainers who will be rostered to a team must register through that club's website under the "Coach Registration" link.
  • Trainers who are rostered to teams in multiple clubs, must register on each club's website under "Coach Registration."
  • Trainers who will not be rostered to any specific team must register using the link on this page.

All travel coach/trainers will be required to authorize a background check during the registration process. The fee for all travel coach/trainer passes is $15 per season. If rostered in multiple clubs, only one fee will be assessed.

Below are additional about the Travel Coach application pass:

  1. Travel Coaches new to NJYS this season (i.e. those who were not on a travel team roster or did not receive a non-volunteer pass last year) will provide their coaching certificate to a club admin that will be uploaded to the coaches' account.
  2. All travel coaches will submit to a mandatory background check.
  3. If the background check is approved, your club will be permitted to print your coaching pass.
  4. If the background check is flagged, your registration will be reviewed by NJYS and you may be contacted to provide additional information.
  5. Background checks will be required each seasonal year. Please note that your club may have additional requirements to obtain a travel coach pass in addition to NJYS requirements.

Travel coach/trainers will have the ability to create and print passes for multiple teams. That opportunity does not suggest any tolerance for a trainer/coach to attempt to utilize another printed pass should he/she be dismissed from a game. Suspensions are determined by competition authority and are expected to be fulfilled. Penalties for subverting a suspension, intentionally or unintentionally, will be severe.

For questions about travel coach and trainer passes, contact Lindsey Nappi lindsey@njyouthsoccer.com.