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National Youth License

The National Youth License focuses upon the nature of children and the adjustments adults must make to coach them. The course curriculum covers the ages of 4-12 year olds. Each day of the course, the focus is upon one of the traditional soccer age groups of U-6, U-8, U-10 or U-12. The course combines both classroom (theory) and field (practical) sessions and concludes with written, oral and practical examinations.

The National Youth License course is six days in length, sometimes being held over two weekends rather than six days in a row. It is ideal for anyone hoping to become a better and more effective coach.

The National Youth License is administered and instructed by U.S. Youth Soccer. For additional information on the National Youth License, please click here.


Candidates must be 18 years old and hold a National "D" License or have the approval of the State Director of Coaching.