There are several development paths you can take as part of your Coaching career. Here's a quick guide to help you plan your journey!

Just begining: You may begin with "In Association" level training if this is your first venture into the coaching arena. SnVYSA partners with UK Elite and holds clinics in the summertime to provide a basis overview of soccer, key techniques to teach your players, and arms you with several games and drills to make the practices fun!

Profient & Ready for More: For the coaches that started with U6/U7 teams, or if you're beginning your coaching journey with players that are a little older - it's time to acquire your "E" level license or equivalent.

Striving for Continual Improvement: "D" level license or equivalent. The sky is the limit, you can become certified thru National A level, and be tooled to train at the college level if this is your passion.

Training & Certification Opportunities

Coach E License Certification (required for U10 and older teams)
Certification is required to be achieved by at least the head coach for all U10 and older age levells. The association will reimburse you for your fees upon proof of passing the class.

Please use this link to see where USSF E license certification will be held in surrounding cities.

U6 thru U18 FREE CLINICs:

There will be a FREE Coaching Clinic for U6 thu U18 Coaches, provided by UK Elite in July & August 2014. All coaching levels are welcomed to attend...this includes coaches that fall within the range of "never coached before" to "coached a little last year and liked it a lot". The clinic will provide an overview of how to plan your practice session, and give you tips on age appropriate drills/games that you can run as part of your practice session. Even seasoned coaches may want to attend - it's always interesting to see what drills you can 'cherry pick' for your own practices :-).

Note: It is highly recommend that you attend ALL clinics as you'll definitley learn and pick up new things no matter what age the clinic is directed towards. Hand-outs will be provided.

July 30th

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm - U5 to U6 Clinic: Topic - Dribbling and Ball Mastery
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm - U7 to U8 Clinic: Topic - 1v1 Attacking

August 6th

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm - U9 to U10 Clinic - Passing and Receiving
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm - U11+ Clinic - Possession

Please RSVP to Jason Stott, vpdevelopment@snvysa.org to reserve your spot.

NW Coaches Clinic

There are several venues where you can continuously expand your coaching education. Please see the offering and registration form by the NW Coaches Clinic. Click here for a link to the NW Soccer program site to review the various individual, team and coach development programs that they will be offering this summer.