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More Coaching License Information
1. All coaches that are listed on the roster at the deadline of the roster freeze date are subject to the rules as stated in the MSA tournament rules and MSA Policy manual.
2. Coaches do not have to obtain a certificate from MSA to present at check-in.
As in the past a list will be provided to the District Directors to verify if needed.
3. The license requirements as stated in the MSA Policy manual are the
requirements for the Districts and State Cups.
MSA State Coaching Courses
1. MSA State Coaching Courses: The MSA State Coaching Program has been designed to provide instruction to any individual regardless of his/her background. The State Coaching Program offers state level modules of the National Youth Coaching License (Levels 1, 2 & 3) as well as the E & D Certification Courses. Courses are designed to lead to the National Coaching Program A, B, and C License Levels and the National Youth Coaching License Level. The Level 1, 2, & 3 courses and the E & D courses must be requested online through the MSA website.
101 MSA Policy Manual – Coaching Programs
2. Youth Licensing Courses: The State Level Youth Coaching Modules 1, 2 and 3 are age specific. Each module is 6 hours in duration with instruction in both theory and practical coaching.
Level 1 - U6/U8 coaches (6 hours)
Level 2 - U8/U10 coaches (6 hours)
Level 3 - U12 coaches (6 hours)
3. E-Certification Course: The E-Certification Course is for coaches who have some experience coaching 11-aside soccer. While it is preferred that coaches should have first successfully completed the Level 3 module it is not a requirement. The E-Certification consists of eighteen (18) hours of instruction.
4. D-License Course: The D-License Course consists of approximately thirty-eight (38) hours of instruction and includes testing and examination in both theory and practical elements of coaching. The E-License is usually a pre-requisite for admission to the course, though may be waived under special consideration of the MSA Director of Coaching. The License course has three levels of grading.
a. Pass (National Level) – Required for admission to a National “C” License Course
Pass (State Level)
D-License upgrade Course – Candidates who wish to upgrade from a State Level pass to a National Level Pass are required to retake and pass all necessary classroom and fieldwork as assigned (usually completed over 6-8 hours).
5. License Requirement: All MSA coaches must have earned a minimum of the State Level Certification (that is Level 1, 2, 3, E or above) equivalent to the age group in which they coach.