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Ed Perry Director of Coaching
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Soccer Coaching, Education & Licensing

STX YOUTH SOCCER COACHING LICENSE COURSES

Through the U.S. Soccer Coaching License Pathway, STX Youth Soccer is committed to providing all coaches, from beginner to advanced, with education tailored to their experiences and the needs of their players. The Coaching License Pathway consists of a series of courses designed to meet the specific needs of a coach every step of the way.

The U.S. Soccer Learning Center serves as the online educational platform where coaches can register for courses, take online classes, create session plans and more. It’s also your home for course announcements, registration, payment, assignments, communication and collaboration.‍

COACHING EDUCATION

Whether you’re just getting started or have been coaching for awhile, there’s an online and in-person course that’s right for you. Future coaches can begin their learning with the Grassroots Pathway and a free “Introduction to Grassroots Coaching” online course. Coaches can advance on the Pathway from the Grassroots level all the way to Pro, with all the tools, guidance and mentorship a coach requires.‍

START GRASSROOTS

The combination of eight Grassroots Licenses help coaches ensure fun, enjoyable, and developmentally appropriate environments for their players. Prospective coaches have the option to take part in any of the courses, in any sequence, after completing the free introductory course, and can continue their training through online and in-person courses.

Visit the U.S. Soccer Learning Center to view a complete list of online courses and in-person courses being offered in South Texas.‍

HOST A COACHING COURSE

Associations or clubs that wish to host an STX Youth Soccer Coaching Education Course can request to do so by completing the online application.

Please note that all in-person Grassroots courses require:

  1. Age-appropriate players for the field portion
  2. A classroom
  3. A field

All South Texas Youth Soccer-hosted U.S. Soccer courses are set up and administered through U.S. Soccer’s Learning Center.

Training Video Links

Coaching Resources

At STX Youth Soccer, we recognize the significant impact coaches can make at all levels of the game. As a service to our coaches, we work to regularly update this page with a variety of useful resources and initiatives, from licensing information and best practices to articles and information on our Academy and Grassroots programs.‍

PLANNING TRAINING SESSION TOOLS‍

PLANNING TRAINING SESSION TOOLS 

Creating a Training Session Plan

US Youth Soccer Training Session Template

STX Youth Soccer Session Plan Template

STX YOUTH SOCCER ACADEMY

Fall 2017 Academy Curriculum – 10 Week Lesson Plans (Released early Sept. 2017)

Spring 2017 Academy Curriculum – 10 Week Lesson Plans 

Fall 2016  Academy Curriculum – 10 Week Lesson Plans 

Spring 2016  Academy Curriculum – 10 Week Lesson Plans 

STX Youth Soccer Policy on Heading the Ball (Effective Aug. 1, 2016)

STX YOUTH SOCCER GRASSROOTS/RECREATIONAL 

Fall 2017 U6 Grassroots Training Sessions – 10 Week Lesson Plans 

Grassroots 6U Activities

Grassroots 8U Activities

Grassroots 10U Activities

US YOUTH SOCCER RESOURCES 

US Youth Soccer 6U-8U Practice Activities

US Youth Soccer 10U Practice Activities

US Youth Soccer 12U Practice Activities

US Youth Soccer Development Model

US Youth Soccer Small-Sided Games Manual (Updated Feb. 2017)

U.S. SOCCER RESOURCES

U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives and FAQ’s (Updated Aug. 2017)

US SOCCER RULE CHANGES

How Do Changes to the IFAB Law 16 (The Goal Kick) Affect the Build-Out Line?

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