So you decided to give coaching a try? Maybe you don't have soccer experience? That's OK because we are offering you FREE* soccer training and coaching skills that will provide you a good level of knowledge to make you a competent and capable coach.
We strongly recommend that every coach and assistant coach attend the F-License training program to get the most benefit and coaching tips. The F-License training program is offered for free and is hosted in-town for our LVRSA coaches and assistants only. It is recommended for coaching players 6-12 years old and there are no prerequisites for attending the course. For those who are coaching in the Senior Division, an E-License is recommended, but has a prerequisite of the F-License. Please see the NJ Youth Soccer website for more information about Coach Training courses.
The first part of the F-License Training is on a Friday evening. This is a classroom setting and the course will be taught by a certified NJ Youth Soccer trainer. Your attendance is required.
The second part of the F-License Training is on a Saturday. This is the on field portion of the program and the course will be taught by a certified NJ Youth Soccer trainer. Again, your attendance is required.
Both parts 1 and 2 are required for attaining your F-License and attendance is taken at both sessions.
Course Benefits and Requirements
The teaching philosophy for this age level is largely devoted to teaching players technique, keeping tactics simple and minimal. The course focuses on methods used in teaching the techniques of dribbling, shooting, passing and receiving, heading, defending, and goalkeeping. Focus is on fun, repetition, and the use of small-sided games. The course contains practical first aid and criteria for running a safe and healthy program.
The minimum age requirement for taking an LVRSA’s sponsored F-License course is 21 years old.
Candidates should be aware that you will not receive your F-License certificate at the course site. At the conclusion of the course, the Course Coordinator will send the appropriate documentation to NJYS. New Jersey Youth Soccer will mail each candidate their F License certificate. Please allow two weeks from the end of the course to receive your certificate.
Please contact our Coach Training Coordinator if you have any questions.
The signup link for our 2016 F-License course offering is here
If you are unable to attend this course, see NJ Youth Soccer for other F-License offerings.
Please see our Coaches or Soccer Skills Video Library pages for additional training information.
*There is no charge for this course for our LVRSA Coaches and Assistant Coaches only, all non-LVRSA participants will be charged $30.