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Resources and Coaching Clinic for San Antonio Area Coaches

Coaching Education Program Overview

Whether you are just beginning as a parent coach or currently work with an elite travel team, South Texas Youth Soccer provides the latest US Soccer certifications and licensed coaching courses across the state. Thousands of coaches have attended South Texas coaching courses and all courses are taught by a STYSA Staff coach who currently holds a "C", "B" or "A" coaching license. The mission of the coaching education program is to provide all coaches in South Texas, from novice to advanced, with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge so that our member coaches can help ensure that players develop to their fullest potential.

We suggest that all coaches begin with the online US Soccer 'F' License Course. In addition to the ‘F’ License, South Texas Youth Soccer recommends that novice and/or recreational coaches should also take one of the Grassroots Coaching Certification Courses. Regardless of a coach’s prior experience with soccer, we encourage all coaches to take the time to do the beginning level courses.

A course must be scheduled through the STYSA office and we will update the list of courses as they are scheduled on these pages. For more information on the US Soccer Coaching License pathway or the USYS Youth Course please see the information provided on each program’s page

Digital Coaching Center

The U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC), is a state-of-the art online educational platform. The DCC 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 DCC will be used for applications, registration, payment, assignments, communication and collaboration throughout the course.

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Ed Perry Director of Coaching

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Coaching Training Videos

Training videos form US Soccer and US Youth Soccer

US Soccer Coaching Curriculum

Part 1: Style and Principles of Play (2.5 MB)

This is a .pdf download of part 1 of the US Soccer Coaching Curriculum

Part 2: Concepts and Coaching Guidelines (30 MB)

This is a .pdf download of Part 2 of the US Soccer Coaching Curriculum

Part 3: Age Group Organization (2.5 MB)

This is a .pdf download of Part 3 of the US Soccer Coaching Curriculum

Part 4: Planning and Training (61 MB)

This is a .pdf download of Part 4 of the US Soccer Coaching Curriculum

Full Download of the US Soccer Coaching Curriculum (96 MB)

This is a full download of a .pdf of the US Soccer Coaching Curiculum