Soccer Maine is in the process of organizing courses for 2013. Please check the current courses tab for the most up to date information.
Registration: To register for a coaching course, go to "Current Courses" and click on the link for the specific course. You will be re-directed to the Got Soccer website. You will need your Got Soccer user name and password. If you do not have a Got Soccer user name and password, contact your club registrar and ask them to create a "coach profile" for you in the club's Got Soccer account. Once the registrar creates a coach profile for you, you will receive an automated e-mail with your user name and password.
Cost: The cost of the USSF "D" License is $180. The cost of the USSF "E" License course is $80. The cost of the USSF Youth Module course is $45. All checks must be made payable to "Soccer Maine" and should be mailed to Soccer Maine with a copy of your registration form. All registered candidates will receive confirmation from Soccer Maine along with additional class instructions. NOTE: Soccer Maine will not bill any soccer club for outstanding payments.
Soccer Maine512 Warren Ave.Portland, ME 04103
Purpose: The "E" License Course is recommended for coaches who will be coaching players 11-14 years old. All candidates who complete the requirements of the "E" course will be awarded an "E" Certificate/License, and then will be eligible to enroll in the USSF "D" License course. Soccer Maine requires coaches of Under-11 age group teams and older to have taken and passed the "E" License course.
The Youth Module Course is recommended for all beginning coaches working with youth players, Under-9 and Under-10 age levels.
Course Descriptions: The "E" License course emphasizes the refinement of players' technical abilities under game conditions: match-related exercises, pressure from opponents, limited time and space. The course also covers basic tactics at the individual and small group levels (up to 5v5), as well as principles of attack and defense: creating space, mobility, width, support, and team shape. Also, there are sessions on care and prevention of injuries and the laws of the game. Practice sessions are evaluated and candidates must complete a written exam.
The Youth Module course is the introductory level course to the USSF Coaching Education program. Emphasis is on developmentally appropriate and engaging activities to teach soccer techniques to young players. Additional material covers general soccer coaching principles and organizational methods.
The minimum age requirement for taking either license course is 14 years old.