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A – Youth Course


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The A – Youth Course focuses on the development of elite youth players as a part of the pathway to becoming a professional player.

Eligibility

In order to be considered for the U.S. Soccer A – Youth course, all applicants must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have held a U.S. Soccer B license for at least 6 months
  • Have 4 or more years of coaching experience (any level)
  • Currently coaching
  • Currently working in appropriate soccer environment for the course content
  • -OR- have the opportunity to work with a team of the appropriate level for the course content in order to complete the assignments (internship, etc.)

The A – Youth Course requires a comprehensive application from all interested candidates. The application must be submitted through the Digital Coaching Center.

Environment

For the U.S. Soccer A – Youth course, candidates will be expected to complete their assignments while working with a team of elite youth players in a high-performance environment.

Course Structure

The A – Youth course consists of four course meetings separated by three development periods. The total course duration is approximately 5-6 months. The final assessment will be conducted in each candidate’s home environment.

  • Course Meeting 1
    Five days onsite with full group
  • Development Period 1
    6-8 weeks in home environment with assignments and mentoring
  • Course Meeting 2
    Five days onsite with full group
  • Development Period 2
    6-8 weeks in home environment with assignments and mentoring
  • Course Meeting 3
    Five days onsite with the full group
  • Development Period 3
    6-8 weeks in home environment with assignments and mentoring
  • Assessment Meeting
    Individual assessment in candidate’s home environment

Price

$4,000

Tasks of the Coach

  • Coaching Training Sessions
  • Coaching Games
  • Leading Players
  • Leading the Team
  • Managing a Performance Environment
  • Leadership
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