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Coaching Education
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.
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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.

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.

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      Talking Tactics (ONLINE ONLY)

      A free weekly (every Thursday night) get together with NJYS Coaching School Instructors to talk about soccer tactics and how best to teach our youth players and to have a bite to eat. Occasionally, we will have a guest speaker come and talk to us. View our previous presentations.


      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.

      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 Lalaoui
      • 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 coach@njyoutouthsoccer.com .