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SMSC Coach Development


Below you will find some resources to help you plan a practice for your age group team.  These sessions incorporate general movement, coordination, technique and small sided games into a regular practice.   Use the session planner as the framework for your practice.  Then drop in the exercises from the training categories that compliment your objective / theme for the session.

You will also find additional resources from the Grassroots courses after registering for the USSF Digital Coaching Center online.

United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) - Coaching Education

The United Soccer Coaches Course Menu is designed with flexibility in mind for coaches to choose their desired level of entry based on previous experience. Development courses all offer unique material and can be taken in any order. We recommend reading each course description to determine the best fit for you; make sure to pay attention to any potential prerequisites.

United Soccer Coaches

Join the largest coaches association in the world.  The United Soccer Coaches offers technical support, coaching education and keeps you current with what is going on in our sport.  Join for free for a six month trial period.


USSF has changed the structure for coaching education for Grass Roots and REC levels of soccer.  Courses will now be offered online and in person at 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 and will be required for entry into the 'D' license.  These courses are specific in their focus and are accessible after completing a free introductory module online.

Concurrently with the roll out of the new courses, the current F and E courses will transition out of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Pathway.

SMSC will be providing access and information to these courses starting in August.  Dates will be published here, so stay tuned !