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

Just Beginning: 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 during July and/or August to provide a basic overview of soccer, key techniques to teach your players, and arms you with several games and drills to make the practices fun! There are 3 training sessions as follows:

•U11 and older (this will incorporate the 9v9 and 11v11 teams)

• U9/U10


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

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

Training & Certification Opportunities

SnVYSA In-House Coaching Clinics for 2019

The clinics will be presented by the professional coaching staff of UK Elite. We encourage ALL coaches to attend their particular age group session, whether or not you have attended in the past and/or whether or not you already have coaching certification(s). This is a great opportunity to meet other coaches also coaching your age group and form "community".

There is NO FEE to attend these sessions. We understand that we cannot meet everyone's scheduling needs and that you might have a conflict with the date of your age group clinic. If that is the case, please attend the next best clinic for your team. The information to be received is very helpful and can easily be altered to fit your team's needs.

Location: Jeanne Hansen Community Park, Snoqualmie Ridge, Field 3(grass)

Time: 6:00-7:30pm


Tues, July 16, 2019 ... 11v11 coaches

Tues, July 23, 2019 ... 9v9 coaches

Tues, July 30, 2019 ... 7v7 coaches

Tues, Aug 6, 2019… 4v4 coaches

Coaching Certifications ... NEW effective the 2018 season (updated 5/18/18):

Coaching Certification/licensing is required to be achieved at a mininum by the head coach for all U11 and older age levels.

U11/U12: The minimum requirement for U11 and U12 is a 9v9 IN PERSON Grassroots course.

U13 and Up: The minimum requirement for U13 and older teams is a 11v11 IN PERSON Grassroots course.


Coaches may register for courses on the Digital Coaching Center (DCC) platform. Coaches must register with the site and watch a brief (20 minutes) training module on the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching - before being able to sign up for courses.

ALL coaches of 7v7 or 4v4 teams are highly encouraged to attend the IN PERSON courses. Currently only 4v4 is being offered online.

Cost Reimbursement:

SnVYSA recreational coaches will be reimbursed for the cost of the course required upon successful completion and presentation of the course certificate awarded.