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Coaching Courses


Alabama Soccer Association, US Soccer, US Youth Soccer and NSCAA - Partners in Education


To request to host a US Soccer Course, please complete the Application to Host a Coaching Course and email to Technical Director Zac Crawford at

ASA SPECIAL TOPICS SYMPOSIUMS- by member club request. Topics can vary between Parent Education, Striking/Goalkeeping, Developmentally Appropriate Sessions, Specialized Coaching Education, Long Term Athlete Development, etc.

D License Schedule: click HERE for more info on the D License Course

Cost-$125 for ASA Members, $165 for Non Members
D License Instructional Phase (1st Weekend)- Precourse Work is required.  Candidates are encouraged to register at least 4 weeks in advance.  Candidates must design and execute a session plan for each of the 3 topics listed in the Preparation Phase.  Click HERE for the list of topics. 
June 5-7 2015: Birmingham, Alabama
Minimum 15 candidates required
It is strongly suggested that candidates are currently coaching in the 12-14 year old range.
August 14-16: Birmingham, AL Cancelled
D License Performance Review Phase (2nd Weekend)-
December 4-6, 2015: Birmingham, AL

Typical Schedule- Fri 5:30pm-9:30 pm, Sat 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Effective for 2015, all "E" License Candidates must complete the US Soccer "F" License before attending the "E" License Course.
Cost-$100 for ASA Members, $135 for Non Members
E License
August 7-9, 2015 Daphne, AL
Precourse Work is required
August 14-16, 2015 Birmingham, AL
Precourse Work is required
Future E License Courses are TBD based on community need per request.  ASA typically hosts 5-8 per year at various locations around the state.  A minimum of 15 candidates are required for a course to make.

U.S. Soccer F License/Digital Coaching Center : 


U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center: click HERE for more information

The "F" License is done online in about 2 hours and costs $25.  Please click here to begin.
The U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC) is a state-of-the art online educational platform.

The DCC allows coaches to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more.
At this time, U.S. Soccer only offers the F license course and the Planning tool in the DCC. More courses and content will be available later in 2015.  


Youth Module Schedule - Click here


WHEN: Saturday August 22, 2015

WHERE: Homewood Soccer Park- 1800 South Lakeshore Drive Homewood, AL 35209


Alabama Soccer Association (ASA) is hosting a state-wide Grassroots Soccer Symposium in preparation for the fall 2015 season.  All registered ASA coaches are welcome to attend the Youth Module portion at no charge.


The morning session will contain a short classroom review and field sessions for the US Youth Soccer Youth Module Courses.  YM1 focuses on U6-U8 and YM2 focuses on U10-U12, and both courses are now on-line for the lecture portion. Delivering part of the course online will reduce the time a candidate must spend at the live portion of the course. Once a coach completes the on-line portion of the course, he or she will receive a verification allowing entry into the field portion of the course.  The Youth Modules will be hosted concurrently in the morning, so coaches will have a choice.


Video Clips will be used to emphasize age group characteristics, training session management, games based development, and coaching methods.  There will also be links within the course to provide additional information and awareness of resources. Coaches that complete all requirements will receive a certificate from US Youth Soccer.  For more information on the YM 1 and YM 2, please visit the following links:


Youth Module 1 -

Youth Module 2 -

Registration -  


The afternoon session(s) will contain a Roundtable discussion with some of the educational thought leaders in Alabama soccer, followed by specific field demonstrations on various topics.  Participating coaches will receive an ASA certificate for their participation.  The symposium is a great opportunity for any person that is coaching recreational soccer (the seasoned veteran or the novice coach).  This is also a great opportunity to network and meet coaches from other clubs.  The cost of the afternoon session is $25 and includes an ASA shirt, as well as admittance into the NSCAA Level 1 Diploma.


Schedule- Saturday August 22, 2015

9:00-9:15 a.m.- check-in/registration

9:15-9:45 a.m.- Classroom review (Age Group Characteristics, Long Term Athlete Development, Q & A).

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Youth Module 1, Youth Module 2 (coaches can choose which one to attend as they will be conducted simultaneously).

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (included in afternoon session fees).

1:00-2:30 p.m. Classroom Roundtable Discussion. Guided Discovery as a teaching method, Learning Theories, Role of the Volunteer Coach

3:00-4:00 p.m. Field Sessions-Goalkeeping-shot stopping/distribution or Tech School-Passing-variety of techniques

4:00-5:00 p.m. Field Sessions-Building Out of the Back or Tech School-Striking/Heading for attack/defense

5:00-6:00 p.m. Field Sessions-Principles of Defense/Zonal Defending


Are you an ASA affiliated club?  If you have 100% registration with ASA and USYS, you can host the Youth Module to your ASA registered coaches as part of your membership. 10 coaches are required to participate. Contact Technical Director Zac Crawford

Youth Module 1- U6 and U8

Youth Module 2- U10 and U12


NSCAA Courses 

The NSCAA LEVEL 1 Diploma Offered for FREE for all ASA Members

The NSCAA Level 1 Diploma is an online course that you can complete at your own pace.  It is not designed based on age, except for the 5 electives. Rather, it is designed to be important content for coaches for all ages.  Please see below for the topics and the time length each module takes to complete.

  • Principles of Coaching: 16.42
  • Planning for Player Development: 26.15
  • Developmentally Appropriate Coaching: 33.23
  • Small Sided Games: 29.24
  • Communication and Motivation: 13.40
  • Coaching Methodology: 30.25
  • Attacking Principles: 28.11
  • Defending Principles: 16.36
  • 5 Electives: About 20 mins each


Click here to request to host a course.

For a brief summary on each course, see Overview
For more on Licensing Standards, Click here

Cancel Policy

For all ASA Coach Education Courses

Effective June 1, 2015 the new ASA Coaching Education Course Refund Policy will be that once a candidate registers for the course, that candidate is scheduled to attend and the hosting association has made proper arrangements for instructors, classroom/field space, materials to accommodate that candidate.  

Therefore, no refunds will be issued, however, the fees may be rolled over to a future course within 1 year of the original registered course date. 

After one year, that roll-over expires and may not be used.

If a candidate registers for a course but attends only a portion of the course and then leaves, there will be no roll-over applied.

If a candidate registers and attends the majority of the course, but only misses a small portion of the course, at the discretion of the State Technical Director, the candidate can attend a future course to make up for the missed portion at no additional fee. ?

Candidates will receive a full refund for a Coaching Education Course that is cancelled by ASA






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