Training & Certification for Soccer Instructor/Coach

In order to become a soccer instructor/coach, specific training is required. At minimum, most employers require individuals to have a bachelor’s degree in fitness or a related field such as exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, or sports medicine. For those wishing to teach specifically within a school, a teaching degree may also be beneficial. While it is possible to be hired within a high school without a teaching degree, it is recommended. Those wishing to become a talent scout will typically have a fitness degree as well as a second degree in sports management. It is also essential for soccer coaches of all levels to be trained in both first aid and CPR, and be at least 18 years old.

Some states require individuals to undertake the Coaching Education Program to become both certified and registered as a coach. It is important to research individual state requirements.

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CORE Soccer Academy LLC

CORE Soccer Academy LLC  Overview Core Soccer Academy provides soccer instruction for players of all ages and abilities. Their staff ...
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Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club Overview Rapids Youth Soccer offers coaches support and education opportunities. Often, this information is proprietary and ...
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Colorado Soccer

Colorado Soccer Overview There are two USSF National Coaching Licenses that CSA offers: the D License and the C License. These ...
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Southern Nevada Soccer Association

Southern Nevada Soccer Association Overview All SNSA coaches who do not have a US Soccer coach license are encouraged to attend ...
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Connecticut Junior Soccer Association

Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Overview U.S. Soccer and Connecticut Junior Soccer Association offer four in-person Grassroots License Courses as well as ...
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Arkansas Premier Clubs

Arkansas Premier Clubs Overview U.S. Soccer Federation “C,” “D” and grassroots coaching licenses courses can be hosted by US Club Soccer ...
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Arkansas Soccer Association

Arkansas Soccer Association Overview The Arkansas Soccer Association is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association, United States Adult ...
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New Jersey Youth Soccer

New Jersey Youth Soccer Overview The New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching Schools program is designed to meet the needs of the ...
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Arizona Soccer Association

Arizona Soccer Association Overview The Arizona Soccer Association and U.S. Soccer is committed to providing all coaches -- from beginner to ...
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Alaska Youth Soccer

Alaska Youth Soccer Overview The National Youth License is designed to provide club directors of coaching, youth coaches, physical education teachers, ...
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