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License Course Recommendations for Clubs and Coaches

 

Ohio South License Course Recommendations for Clubs and Coaches
 
Due to recent curriculum changes in both U.S. Soccer and NSCAA curriculum material, the following information is provided to assist clubs and coaches navigate both coaching pathways in a consistent statewide manner.
  • For clubs who wish to implement a standardized license and refresher course structure within their organization based upon OSYSA recommendations
  • For coaches taking a course for the first time and want to know where to begin
  • For coaches who wish to progress upwards in the NSCAA or US Soccer pathways
  • For coaches who do not wish to progress upwards in the NSCAA pathway but wish refresher courses at a similar US Soccer level
  • For coaches who do not wish to progress upwards in the US Soccer pathway but wish refresher courses at a similar NSCAA level
  • For any coach that has not completed any refresher coursework in the past 2-3 years
 
Youth Module I
  • Prerequisite - none
  • For any coach who is coaching any level of U6, U7 or U8 team
  • For any coach who is coaching U6 – U8 in a club Academy Program                                                                                                         AND
  • Holds no License or Diploma
  • OR has held a NSCAA Level 1 (Parent Coach Diploma) for 2 years or more
  • OR has held a NSCAA Level 2 (State Diploma) for 2 years or more
 
Youth Module II
  • Prerequisite - none
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 – U12 in any recreational or competitive OSYSA League
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 - U10 in a club Academy program                                                                                                          AND
  • Holds no License or Diploma
  • OR has held a NSCAA Level 3 (Youth Diploma) for 2 years or more
  • OR has held a NSCAA Level 4 (Advanced Youth Diploma) for 2 years or more
 
'E' License
  • Prerequisite – none, but Youth Module II and/or NSCAA Level 3 recommended
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 – U18 in any competitive league that has a team that crosses OSYSA District boundaries
  • Assistant coach that is coaching in the Ohio South State League (OSSL)                                                                               AND                   
  • Holds no License or Diploma
  • OR has held a NSCAA Level 5 (Regional Diploma) for 2 years or more
  • OR has held a NSCAA Level 6 (Advanced Regional Diploma) for 2 years or more
 
'D' License
  • Prerequisite – 'E' License
  • For any head coach who is coaching in the Ohio South State League (OSSL)
  • For any assistant coach who is coaching in the Midwest Regional League (MRL)                                                                                     AND
  • Has held a NSCAA Level 6 (Advanced Regional Diploma) for 2 years or more
  • OR has held a NSCAA National Diploma for 3 years or more
 
'C' License
  • Prerequisite – 'D' License (National) or NSCAA National Diploma
  • For any head coach who is coaching in the Midwest Regional league (MRL)
  • For any assistant coach that is coaching in USYS National League                                                                                                            AND
  • Has held NSCAA Advanced National Diploma for 3 years or more
 
'B' License
  • Prerequisite – 'C' License or NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • For any head coach who is coaching in USYS National League                                                                                                                         AND
  • Has held NSCAA Premier Diploma for 3 years or more
 
'A' License
  • Prerequisite – 'B' License or NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • For any coach who is coaching in USYS National League                                                                                                                           AND
  • Has held NSCAA Premier Diploma for 3 years or more
 
National Youth License
  • Prerequisite – National 'D' License or Ohio South DOC approval
  • For any coach who has a U6 – U12 supervisory coaching position within a club
  • For any coach who has a supervisory coaching position within a club Academy program
 
National Goalkeeping License
  • Prerequisite – 'A' or 'B' License
  • For any coach who is responsible for specific goalkeeper training at their club for goalkeepers who participate in the USYS National League                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AND
  • Has held a US Soccer NSCAA Advanced National Diploma for 3 years or more
 
NSCAA GK 1
  • Prerequisite – none
  • For any head coach who is coaching U9 – U18 in any competitive OSYSA League
  • For any head coach who is coaching U9 – U18 in the Ohio South State League (OSSL)
  • For any assistant coach who is coaching in the Midwest Regional League (MRL)                                                                                      AND
  • Holds no GK License or Diploma
 
NSCAA GK 2
  • Prerequisite – NSCAA GK 1
  • For any head coach who is coaching in the Midwest Regional League (MRL)
  • For any head coach who is coaching in the USYS National League                                                                                                                   AND
  • Has no GK License or Diploma (okay to take NSCAA GK 1 and 2 in same winter/summer educational season)
 
NSCAA GK 3
  • Prerequisite – NSCAA GK 2
  • For any coach who is responsible for specific goalkeeper training at their club for goalkeepers who participate in any OSYSA competitive League, Ohio South State League (OSSL) or Midwest Regional League (MRL)                                                                                          AND
  • Has no GK License or Diploma (okay to take NSCAA GK 1 and 2 in same educational calendar year)
 
NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma
  • Prerequisite – NSCAA GK 3
  • For any coach who is responsible for specific goalkeeper training at their club for goalkeepers who participate in the USYS National League                                                                                                                                                                                                                   AND
  • Has held the NSCAA GK 3 Diploma for 3 years or more
  • Has held a US Soccer National Goalkeeping License for 3 years or more
 
NSCAA Level 1
  • Prerequisite - none
  • For any coach who is coaching any level of U6, U7 or U8 team
  • For any coach who is coaching U6 – U8 in a club Academy Program                                                                                                         AND
  • Holds no License or Diploma
  • OR has held a USYS Youth Module I for 2 years or more
 
NSCAA Level 2
  • Prerequisite - none
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 – U10 in any recreational or competitive OSYSA League
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 - U10 in a club Academy program                                                                                                        AND
  • Holds no License or Diploma
  • OR has held a USYS Youth Module I for 2 years or more
 
NSCAA Level 3
  • Prerequisite - none
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 – U12 in any recreational or competitive OSYSA League
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 - U10 in a club Academy program                                                                                                         AND
  • Holds no License or Diploma
  • OR has held a USYS Youth Module II for 2 years or more
 
NSCAA Level 4 and Level 5
  • Prerequisite – none, but Youth Module II and/or NSCAA Level 3 recommended
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 – U18 in any competitive league that has a team that crosses OSYSA district boundaries
  • Assistant coach that is coaching in the Ohio South State League (OSSL)                                                                                                    AND
  • Holds no License or Diploma
  • OR has held a US Soccer 'E' License for 2 years or more
 
NSCAA Level 6
  • Prerequisite – none, but Youth Module II and/or NSCAA Level 4 & 5 STRONGLY recommended
  • For any coach who is coaching U9 – U18 in any competitive OSYSA league that has a team that crosses district boundaries
  • Assistant coach that is coaching in the Ohio South State League (OSSL)                                                                                                  AND
  • Holds no License or Diploma
  • OR has held an US Soccer 'E' License for 2 years or more
  • OR has held a US Soccer 'D' License (State Pass) for 2 years or more
 
NSCAA National License
  • Prerequisite – none, but 'D' License and/or NSCAA Level 6 STRONGLY recommended
  • For any head coach who is coaching in the Ohio South State League (OSSL)
  • For any assistant coach who is coaching in the Midwest Regional League (MRL)                                                                                     AND
  • Has held a US Soccer 'D' License (National Pass) for 3 years or more
 
NSCAA Advanced National License
  • Prerequisite – NSCAA National License or 'C' License
  • For any head coach who is coaching in the Midwest Regional league (MRL)
  • For any assistant coach that is coaching in USYS National League                                                                                                            AND
  • Has held a US Soccer 'C' License for 3 years or more
 
NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • Prerequisite – NSCAA Advanced National License or 'B' License
  • For any head coach who is coaching in the Midwest Regional League (MRL)
  • For any assistant coach that is coaching in USYS National League                                                                                                            AND
  • Has held a US Soccer 'B' License for 3 years or more
 

 

 

 
 
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