U.S. Soccer Application Window For Fall 2022 Educator Courses Will Open July 8Educators “Teach the Teachers” of U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Courses
CHICAGO (June 22, 2022) – U.S. Soccer has announced the application window for fall 2022 Educator Courses will open Friday, July 8 at 9 a.m. CT. The Educator Course is designed for individuals interested in teaching future U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Courses.
Those working to become Educators will begin their education process with Part 1 (Base Course) and then proceed onto the Course Level Pathway (ex. Base Course à Coach Educator C License or Base Course à Coach Educator B License).
“We are very excited to create this formalized pathway for educators to further develop them. We want to continuously improve the quality of programs and raise standards,” said Coach Educator & Technical Leader of the Educator Pathway Zac Crawford. “By increasing the quantity while also improving the quality of our educator workforce, we can not only help make education more accessible and inclusive but also promote continuous professional development.”
The application window, which is broken into two phases, will run from July 8 – July 18 (Phase 1) and July 25 – August 5 (Phase 2; only invited applicants from Phase 1). Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review the comprehensive course overview, which is linked below. This document provides details on course structure, meeting dates/times, and expectations. All applications must be submitted through the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
“The establishment of the Educator pathway provides more opportunities for current and future educators to get involved in coaching education,” said U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Didier Chambaron. “Increasing the number of licensed coach educators will be instrumental as we further develop programming at various levels with the support of our members.”
Participants at U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Schools will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from the U.S. Soccer Federation, a FIFA national association member and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.
General Course Timeline
- Application Window Phase 1: July 8 – 18
- Application Window Phase 2: July 25 – August 8 (only for invited applicants)
- Part 1 (Base Course): August - October
- Part 2 (Course Level Meetings): November – January
- Part 3 (Apprentice Teaching): February/March/April
- Part 4 (Assessment): Takes place 2 – 6 weeks after
U.S. Soccer is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all student coaches, educators, players, and staff. Applicants that are selected for these courses will be expected to adhere to policies set forth by U.S. Soccer Coaching Education.
The next application window will open in January 2023 with the educating phase beginning in March and running through August. Those interested in attending a future Coach Educator Course are encouraged to fill out the Interest Form.
For details on other U.S. Soccer Coaching Courses please visit the Learning Center and review the information under Available Courses or check out our FAQ page.