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Coaches - Education - C Course

Course Details:The U.S. Soccer C License hosted by North Carolina Youth Soccer is an online and in-person course. This blended format combines an online experience, assignments, small group meetings, independent learning, and in-person meeting.

Eligibility Requirements: To register for the U.S. Soccer C course, students must meet the following prerequisites:

• At least 18 years of age

Have held a U.S. Soccer D license for at least 6 months or meet the waiver guidelines

• Access to a team (U13+) in a participation environment for the duration of the course

Course Experience: 80+ hours (virtual + in-person meetings)

Students who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules, live virtual meetings, and in-person meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Educator. Students should have access to the internet and a laptop/device with web camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place on agreed-upon days and times (see below). Students may be asked to participate in the in-person field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn.

Course duration: Four (4) Months (Including summative assessment) with four (4) in-person days

• Virtual meetings (Large group/small group)

• Videos

• Individual meetings with Coach Educator

• Independent learning and investigation/research

• Individual assignments

• Collaborative projects


Formative Assessment (course assignments during the course) in:

• Leadership and Managing the Performance Environment

• Leading the Player within the Team

• Team Performance Observation-Analysis

• Coaching Games

• Coaching Training Sessions

Summative Assessment (Final projects at the end of the course) in:

• Coaching Games

o Team Performance Analysis report

• Coaching Training Sessions

o Designing two (2) training session plans (within one week)

o Coaching one (1) training session (video)

Students that register for this course are expected to attend all course meetings and complete all assignments in order to be eligible for the final assessment


The final meeting dates and times will be announced at least three weeks prior to the course start. During the pre-course meeting, each educator group will establish its own meeting times

Virtual meetings:

Week 1 Introduction course mtg and Educator small group mtg

Week 2 One on One mtg

Week 3 Educator group mtg

Small group mtg*

Week 4 Educator group mtg

Small group mtg*

Week 5 Two on One mtg

Week 6 Small group mtg*

Week 7 Small group mtg*

Week 8 Educator group mtg

Small group mtg*

Week 9 Educator group mtg

Small group mtg*

Week 10 Small group mtg*

Week 11 Educator group mtg

Week 12 Small group mtg*

Week 13 Educator group mtg

Small group mtg*

Week 14 Educator group mtg

Small group mtg*

Week 15 Closing course mtg

Small group mtg*

Week 16 One on One mtg

*Not all small group meetings are required

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