National 'E' License Course


$95 per person 

Course Length:

18 hours of instruction (5 hours classroom, 13 hours field)


None; however for those with no coaching experience it is highly recommended the a U6/U8 or U10/U12 Module be taken prior to attending the National E. Once registered for the course you will receive assignments for work to be completed prior to attending the course.  Completed assignments must be brought to the first classroom session.

Minimum age:

16 Years old



Course Description:

U.S. Soccer Coaching certification begins at the state level. The National “E” is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepare interested coaches for the 36-hour “D” license course.

Topics Covered:

What is the “E” License?

  • 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 our 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

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