The National “E” is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and will prepare interested coaches for the 36-hour “D” license course.
What is the “E” License?
· Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team
· Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of our Long Term Athlete Development Model
· Establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses
What are the specific target outcomes of the course?
· Understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development
· Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session
· Demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game
· Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment (3v3 to 9 v 9 adaptable to local competition structure)
“E” License Candidate Guidebook
· Download (http://www.ussoccer.com/Coaches/Licenses/National-E.aspx)- “E” License Candidate Guidebook. NO manual will be provided. You will need to print the E Guidebook or bring your laptop to be able to view the downloaded manual.
Pre-Course Candidate Assignments
Candidates are required to complete three (3) pre-course assignments.
Candidates must complete a Laws of the Game exam
· Laws of the Game (http://www.ussoccer.com/Coaches/Licenses/National-E/Laws-of-the-Game.aspx)
and a Concussion Awareness course.
· Risk Management Assignment- Concussion Awareness(http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/HeadsUpConcussion.html)
In addition, candidates must choose to complete one of three team management assignments. Each assignment will be submitted during the first lecture.
· Team Management (http://www.ussoccer.com/Coaches/Licenses/National-E.aspx)