The purpose of the Coaching Education and the youth modules and coach licensing courses offered by STYSA is to educate youth coaches, stimulate their interest in coaching, and help promote the game of youth soccer. Coaching courses are intended to provide new and experienced coaches alike with up to date information that will improve their general knowledge of the game as well as provide coaching and teaching methodologies that will enhance the development of youth soccer players. All of the courses that STYSA offers can be taught in Spanish.
Applicable rules passed by the STYSA Member Associations that define coaches and that require all youth coaches to take the appropriate course or courses for the age level of player they are coaching are as follows:
3.1.18. REGISTERED COACH means an Eligible Adult who is in compliance with the requirements of Rule 3.2.10.
3.2.10 REGISTERED COACH
Only Registered Coaches are permitted to participate in STYSA sanctioned events or games as coaches or assistant coaches (as defined in Rule 3.1.2).
To be a Registered Coach, a coach or assistant coach (as defined in Rule 3.1.2) must:
a. Register with STYSA through the STYSA Member Association having jurisdiction of the team or club for which the individual will be a coach or assistant coach;
b. Be an Eligible Adult as defined in Rule 3.1.3;
c. Hold a currently effective Coaching License or Certificate (as defined below) or obtain, within one year of initial registration as a coach, a Coaching License or Certificate; and
d. Not be suspended and not be restricted from participation by a decision of a disciplinary committee or other executive body with jurisdiction of the individual.
A “Coaching License or Certificate” means a soccer coaching license or a certificate of completion issued by a course or training program that is currently approved by the STYSA Director of Coaching. The STYSA Director of Coaching shall maintain a list of all licenses, courses, programs and vendors that are approved for purposes of this rule.
Upon failure to comply with any of the above requirements, and for the period of such noncompliance, the individual will not be a Registered Coach, will not be permitted to participate in STYSA sanctioned events or games, and shall be prohibited from future registration until proof of compliance is provided.
The STYSA Director of Coaching has approved the following courses, for the purpose of an individual who has satisfactorily completed the course and holds a valid license for that course, as being in compliance with STYSA rule 3.2.10:
1. All STYSA coaching license courses,
2. All US Youth Soccer coaching license courses,
3. All US Soccer Federation coaching license courses,
4. National Soccer Coaches Association of America coaching license courses that are equivalent to license courses in items 1, 2, and 3 above. Equivalency will be determined by the STYSA Director of Coaching.
5. UEFA A coaching license course
6. UEFA B coaching license course
7. All other coaching license courses must be submitted to the STYSA Director of Coaching for determination if the course in question will meet the purpose of being in compliance with STYSA requirements.
In all cases it is up to the individual to provide documentation, satisfactory to STYSA, to verify the license the individual holds.