US Soccer and the NSCAA have a number of courses available that you can take online!
While in-person classes have a number of advantages, it's hard to carve out a day or weekend away to attend many of the excellent courses available - and that's if they are available locally.
These following courses can be taken right from the comfort of home, and have been designed from the ground up to be delivered on-line.
From US Soccer, the USSF F License is the beginning license, for coaching players aged 5-8, and is intended for not just coaches, but also parents. This class takes approximately 2 hours to complete, and costs $25.
The NSCAA have recently expanded their online offerings greatly, offering 9 courses today, and adding more frequently.
Three courses that may be of interest include:
- Foundations of Coaching - Whether it's your 1st year or 15th, the Foundations of Coaching course has a wealth of information on the latest trends and research into youth development.
- Goalkeeping Level 1 Online Diploma - Many of us were field players, but not too many of us played goal, and even less of us had any quality training in the position. Part of a 4 level in-person course, the Level 1 courses has recently been created in an online version.
Small Sided Games: 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9 - A subset of the 3 hour 4v4 and 9 hour 7v7/9v9 in-person courses, this online course provides an overview of the small sided game concept, with examples and exercises to develop your own effective small sided games.
NSCAA members save on each course - have you joined yet?