Posted Aug 26, 2017


The E License Course is designed to:

  • 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 US Soccer's 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?

  • To understand and effectively apply the principles of Long-Term Athlete Development.
  • To demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.
  • To demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game.
  • To understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment. (3v3 to 9v9 adaptable to local competition structure)

 Link to US Soccer National E License website 

US Soccer E Coach Resources: (Link)

Duration:  The E License is an 18 hour course.

Participation:  The Coach will have four Pre-Course Assignments to complete: Team Management,  Laws of the Game , Heads Up Concussion Course, and Prevention and Care.

Fees:  Fees for the E License course (effective Sept. 1, 2015) are:

  • $125 per candidate for coaches of YYSA / Yakima Crossfire teams
  • $145 per candidate for coaches of non YYSA / Yakima Crossfire teams

If you have any questions, please contact: Bob McAllister, Director of Coaching :